Good news from Showtime! One week before Nurse Jackie‘s Season 5 finale airs, Showtime has announced a sixth season for our favorite dark comedy about nurses, set to premiere this time next year.
The newest showrunner, Clyde Phillips, will return and production 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 Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins in a statement reported by Deadline. “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.”
The highly successful show is currently averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers across platforms, 10 percent above Season 4. The series, which also stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli, featured a host of awesome guest stars in its fifth season, such as Bobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut.
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