We’re afraid it’s true, Nurse Jackie fans. The nurse drama has been cancelled! But don’t fret…there’s one more season to go!
Showtime has announced that the show’s upcoming seventh season—set to air in 2015—will be its last. The cast (which includes Emmy-winners Edie Falco and Merritt Wever) broke the news with a photo from their first table read for season 7, shown below.
“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” said David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks, in a release. “We are so honored to have had her on the network. She creates indelible characters and Nurse Jackie Peyton is no exception. I know this final season will bring her story to a close that will satisfy the ever-growing number of loyal viewers who have been entranced and, at times, appalled by Jackie through the years.”
Last month, we learned that Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub had joined the series in the recurring role of Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor and friend to Jackie who has “a great bedside manner and a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith).”
Nurses, are you sad to see Nurse Jackie go? Will you be tuning in for the final season?