Nurses: so hot on TV right now? That seems to be the case. In addition to the nursing series called Mercy that NBC just picked up, this June will bring two new tough nurses to the TV scene: Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) on Showtime and Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) of TNT's Hawthorne.
In Hawthorne, which premieres June 16, Smith plays the head nurse at Richmond Trinity Hospital. She's the kind of person who doesn't back down from protecting her patients — and that can leave her on the wrong side of her colleagues (or even the law), as we glimpse in the promo below. The show also stars Michael Vartan and Suleka Mathew, among others.
If you know any real-life nurses, TNT's running a fun sweepstakes that will end with one lucky nurse winning a Los Angeles spa vacation. Pass that link on to them by May 27, and in the meantime, check out the Hawthorne promo when you read more.
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