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Marc Anthony joins TNT's 'HawthoRNe' as series regular

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Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesUnexpected: Grammy winner (and Mr. J. Lo) Marc Anthony is joining TNT’s drama series HawthoRNe as a series regular.

Anthony was on the show as a guest star for a couple episodes last season, playing Det. Nick Renata. He’s been brought on board the series just as star Jada Pinkett Smith’s title character Christina Hawthorne struggles with the news that she is pregnant. The two had some chemistry last season, but Christina had told Nick she wasn’t ready to jump into a new relationship.

Anthony has been dubbed the top-selling salsa artist of all time; HawthoRNe averaged 3.7 million viewers last season and is returning in June for its third season.

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