Nurse Jackie: Season Six Renewal from Showtime

nurse jackie season sixShowtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a sixth season. Production will begin this fall for a 2014 debut.

Season five began airing on April 14th and thus far the first run episodes have averaged nearly 750,000 viewers. Compared to last season’s average, the show is up by more than 30%. Season five will conclude on JUne 16th.

Here’s the press release:

Showtime® RENEWS Nurse Jackie FOR SIXTH SEASON

New York, NY – June 6, 2013 – Today, SHOWTIME announced that its critically-acclaimed comedy series Nurse Jackie has been renewed for a sixth season to premiere in 2014. The announcement was made by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. A co-production of SHOWTIME and Lionsgate, Nurse Jackie stars actress Edie Falco in her Emmy® Award-winning role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant – but very flawed – emergency room nurse. The fifth season of the series currently airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and the season five finale will air on Sunday, June 16. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Caryn Mandabach, Richie Jackson and Tom Straw also serve as executive producers. Production for the sixth season will begin this fall in New York.

“Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the SHOWTIME brand, and we are thrilled with the series’ growth in its fifth season,” said Nevins. “Under the new leadership of Clyde Phillips, and with an amazing cast led by Edie Falco, this show is as sharp and compelling and entertaining as ever. I’m excited to get to see the next chapter in Jackie’s life.”

NURSE JACKIE season five currently averages 3.1 million weekly viewers across platforms, ten percent above its prior season through the same time frame. The series also stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli. Bobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut are season five’s special guest stars. Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin and Adam Ferrara are guest stars.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Nurse Jackie will be coming back? How long should the series run?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Randi Wilson says

    I am a loyal fan of the show “Nurse Jackie” since the first season.
    I am actually in the medical field and I work mainly in the Emergency Room, as does
    Nurse Jackie.
    I do not know if people realize this, but this show is extremely close to reality.
    From her sex life, to her personal relationships, down to her addictions really ring true.
    And I love it

  2. Donna says

    My husband and I love this show. I got a iPad and watched Nurse Jackie on it and never thought my husband would like the show, but he did. Looking forward to Nurse Jackie starting again. Not happy we have to wait so long for that to happen.

  3. Mark says

    As long as they can keep this excellent core cast and the terrific writers. I just discovered this show through DVDs and I am hooked watching marathon after marathon. I had to watch earlier episodes on sho demand and have caught up. I could even wait for repeats to air 48 hours later in HD I love this show so much. Hot diggity!

  4. Jeremy Rynek says

    At least 8 seasons, it’s actually gotten better over the years, and the character has grown, in good ways and bad, but still. Great news.

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