Just 24 hours after cancelling drama series The Borgias, Showtime has renewed their dark comedy series Nurse Jackie for a sixth season. The network has ordered 10 episodes for the show’s sixth season, slated to premiere in 2014.
Nurse Jackie was created by Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky & Linda Wallem and follows Jackie Peyton, a nurse who has no problem bending the rules to save the lives of her patients. But she also has her own secrets to hide; something that is not always easy. For Jackie every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions. The series stars Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Across its fifth season, Nurse Jackie has been averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers on various platforms, ten percent above its prior season through the same time frame.
“Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the Showtime brand, and we are thrilled with the series’ growth in its fifth season,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks. “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.”