The sixth season of Nurse Jackie kicks off on Sunday, April 13th, at 9pm. However, Showtime isn’t making fans of the show wait that long to learn about the series’ fate. The cable channel has just renewed the Edie Falco series for a seventh season. Filming starts later this year.
Here are the details:
“NURSE JACKIE” RENEWED FOR A SEVENTH SEASON ON SHOWTIME(R)
NEW YORK – March 31, 2014 – In advance of its sixth season premiere, today SHOWTIME announced that it has picked up a seventh season of its signature comedy series NURSE JACKIE. The announcement was made by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. NURSE JACKIE stars Edie Falco in her Emmy(R) Award-winning and Golden Globe(R) and SAG-nominated role, and returns for a sixth season on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. The seventh season of the series, which is a co-production of SHOWTIME and Lionsgate, will begin filming in New York later this year.
NURSE JACKIE’s fifth season averaged 3.13 million weekly viewers across platforms, up 14 percent year-over-year. Edie Falco stars as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant – but very flawed – emergency room nurse. In the sixth season, Jackie returns to the demons of her addiction. It is a daily high wire act with no net. She’s trying to cope with a real relationship (Adam Ferrara), an ex-husband (Dominic Fumusa), a daughter who is growing up way too fast (Ruby Jerins) and a sponsor who she can’t seem to shake (guest star Julie White). Something’s gotta give. NURSE JACKIE also stars Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Special guest star Morris Chestnut returns, and Laura Benanti and Michael Esper guest star. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also executive produce.
What do you think? Are you glad that Nurse Jackie has been renewed? How long should this series continue?