News: Jada Pinkett Smith Makes Move To TV, New Series On The Way
Thursday, Jan 8, 2009 12:35PM
Jada Pinkett Smith, wife to actor Will Smith, will star in the upcoming television series "Time Heals."
Jada will be returning to TV screens as a caring hospital associate in new series.
Arriving from Sony Pictures Television, "Time Heals" will be set in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital, with Pinkett Smith playing a strong-but-caring director of nursing set on overcoming apathetic doctors, administrators and colleagues. David Julian Hirsh (TBS' "Lovebites"), Laura Kenly, Christina Moore ("90210") and Suleka Mathew ("Men in Trees") will co-star. (Variety)
The new acquisition by TNT will be given a 10-episode requirement and should premiere later in the year.
"Our new series are consistent with our belief that audiences are drawn to relatable, complex characters showcased in exciting, emotional settings and story lines," said Michael Wright, head of programming at TNT, TBS and TCM. (Hollywood Reporter)
Emmy-winning writer John Masius reportedly began work on the project earlier last year.
TIME HEALS comes to TNT from Sony Pictures Television in association with Pinkett Smith's 100% Womon Productions, John Masius Productions and Jamie Tarses' FanFare Productions. It was created by EmmyÂ®-winner John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Providence, Dead Like Me), who also wrote the pilot script. Masius, Pinkett Smith and Jamie Tarses (My Boys) serve as executive producers. (Turner Time Warner)
Aside from her upcoming series, Jada's son, Jaden, is on board to star in the forthcoming 1984 remake of The Karate Kid.
While the Columbia Pictures project is still being penned by Chris Murphy, it is scheduled to begin filming next year in Beijing and other foreign cities unlike the original which took place in the United States. (SOHH)
As of today (January 8), no information has been released on when "Time Heals" will officially premiere.