Showtime has handed an early renewal to Nurse Jackie.
The network has picked up the veteran dark comedy for a seventh season, just ahead of the sixth season premiere. In its most recent season, the show’s fifth, Nurse Jackie averaged 3.13 million weekly viewers across multiple platforms, up some 14% compared to season four. Clyde Phillips, who served as the showrunner on season six, will return in that same capacity for the just ordered seventh season.
The sixth season of Nurse Jackie, which stars Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant but very flawed emergency room nurse, kicks off on Showtime on Sunday April 13th at 9/8c. In the new 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 can’t seem to shake (guest star Julie White). Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli also star.