Singer/actor Marc Anthony has joined the cast of TNT’s hit TV medical drama Hawthorne, the network announced on Monday.
Anthony will once again play Detective Nick Renata, a character he introduced as a guest star in two episodes last season. His role will be expanded now that he has signed on as a series regular.
Anthony joins Hawthorne as a series regular just as Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett-Smith), Chief Nursing Officer of James River Hospital, struggles with news that she is pregnant. The two developed a strong bond last season while Renata investigated a string of criminal cases involving the hospital. But Christina, who enjoys an on-again, off-again romance with Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan), told Renata that she was not ready to move on to another relationship.
Hawthorne return for its third season this June.