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Jada Pinkett Smith to make 'Time'

Actress will star in TNT drama from John Masius

By Nellie Andreeva

Sept 18, 2008, 01:00 AM ET

Jada Pinkett Smith is returning to television as the star and executive producer of TNT's drama pilot "Time Heals."

The project, penned by Emmy winner John Masius, centers on Nancy Hawthorne (Pinkett Smith), a strong but caring director of nursing at Charlotte Mercy Hospital in North Carolina, a single mother who always puts the pain of others first.

In addition to starring, Pinkett Smith will exec produce "Time Heals" with Masius and Jamie Tarses. Sony TV is producing in association with Pinkett Smith's 100% Womon. As a procedural with a strong female character at the center played by an A-list actress, "Time" fits nicely with TNT's crime dramas "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, and "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter.

Pinkett Smith co-starred on the NBC comedy "A Different World" for two years before segueing to features.

ICM-repped Pinkett Smith, now on the big screen in "The Women," recently wrapped her writing and directorial feature debut, "The Human Contract."

She also co-created and executive produced with husband Will Smith and Betsy Borns the UPN comedy "All of Us."



I'm kinda over medical dramas (except for ER, lol) but i've been waiting for Jada to return to TV for a while now, this sounds like a cool project for her.

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a little more about the character:

"John Masius has created a beautifully drawn character, and we couldn't have wished for a better choice to play her than Jada. Nancy Hawthorne is incredibly dynamic, a nurse whose energy, self-sacrifice and heroism changes lives on a daily basis," said Michael Wright, senior vice president in charge of the Content Creation Group for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. "We are thrilled to have this wonderful actress on board for this very special drama."

"Time Heals" takes place at Charlotte Mercy Hospital in North Carolina, where the strong but caring Nancy Hawthorne, played by Pinkett Smith, continuously fights a battle she often knows she won't win. Whether treating the homeless woman in front of the hospital like a human being or trying to talk a suicidal cancer patient off the ledge, Nancy must challenge hospital administrators, heartless doctors, apathetic colleagues and a system that sometimes forgets it's there to serve the sick.

Recently widowed and the mother of a smart, willful teenager, Nancy juggles her career with her equally important role as a single parent. Between the two, she barely has time for herself and has difficulty keeping things together. But she knows she has to. She can't give up on anyone. That's what her passion requires; it's what it takes to be a hero.


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