Good news from Showtime! Two weeks before Nurse Jackie‘s season six premiere airs (on April 13 at 9 PM EST), Showtime has announced a seventh season, set to premiere this time next year, for our favorite dark comedy about nurses.
Production on season seven will begin later this year in New York, albeit sans one cast member. TVLine has confirmed that Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Cooper on the show, will not be a series regular next season. “Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges,” showrunner Clyde Phillips tells E! “Nothing will eclipse the incredible contribution he made to the success of Nurse Jackie since the dawn of the show.”
The series, which stars Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa and Anna Deavere Smith, featured a host of awesome guest stars in its fifth season, such as Bobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut. We can’t wait to see what season six has in store!
Will you be tuning into Nurse Jackie this season? Excited about season seven? Or are you not a fan of the show? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!