In advance of its sixth season premiere, Showtime today 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 Award-winning and Golden Globe 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 cant seem to shake (guest star Julie White). Somethings gotta give.
“Nurse Jackie” also stars 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. Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also executive produce.