Nurse Jackie Will Stick Around for Season Six

Edie Falco and Eve Best in Nurse Jackie

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton and Eve Best as Dr. O'Hara in 'Nurse Jackie' - Photo: Ken Regan/SHOWTIME

Showtime’s popular comedy series Nurse Jackie will be back in 2014 for a sixth season. The network’s renewed the show which is currently airing season five on Sunday nights at 9pm. Filming on season six will take place later this year in New York.
David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., made the renewal announcement, stating, “Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the SHOWTIME brand, and we are thrilled with the series’ growth in its fifth season. 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 cast is led by Edie Falco as nurse Jackie Peyton and features Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli. Season five guest stars include Bobby Cannavale, Morris Chestnut, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, and Adam Ferrara.
Season five has been averaging 3.1 million viewers which is, per Showtime, 10% more than season four.
The Plot:
Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that’s the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won’t quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it’s going to take a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a handful of secret strategies to relieve the pain, and stay one step ahead of total disaster.
Source: Showtime

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