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Nurse Jackie coming back for more

Well that didn't take long. Just two days after Showtime's highly touted Nurse Jackie debuted, the network wasted little time in ordering a second round. Nurse Jackie has been picked up for 13 more episodes, says Variety.

The dramedy stars Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as a hard-nosed nurse who battles the limitations of the healthcare system and the hotshot doctors she works with by taking an unconventional approach towards nursing. Nurse Jackie isn't afraid to go the dark comedy route, with the titular character snorting pain meds and going for the occasional quickie with another staff member in between seeing patients.

The quick renewal was a response to the program's stellar debut. Showtime says a combined 1.35 million viewers tuned in to the premiere and its encore, making it the network's most-watched series debut ever. By contrast, the fifth-season premiere of the well-established Weeds, which served as Jackie's lead-in, was watched by 1.22 million viewers (encore stats weren't disclosed).

Making these numbers even more impressive is the fact that each episode was streamed in advance for free across several popular Web sites, including TV.com (pilot episode still available for viewing!)--rather than hurt viewer numbers, it seems this only helped increase word-of-mouth buzz.

We think Falco is fantastic as Jackie. What did you think of the show?

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Does anyone know when season two will begin? Will it be aired in Canada as well? Ohhh I sure hope so!
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Like I commented on another note, I think this last episode (Tiny bubbles, I think it is) was the one they found the right balance and where the show is going. It's like the machine got everything in order.
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I like the show. I didn't think I would, but I really do.
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The show's pilot was fine BUT unless the characters get developed and something actually happens from episode to episode our family will give up. Moreover, given the fact we lost a son to drugs (accidental overdose of what Jackie seems to crave) the emphasis on it can only hurt since many more will now view drug use as cool and you can get away with it-NOT SO!Come to our house and see the daily pain! Kabala
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Definitely a great show with Edie Falco as a stunning Nurse Jackie!! Will definitely tune in for more!
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An interresting show, will be sticking around for more episodes.
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not my cup of tea...this season or next...
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This show is FANASTIC I was really impressed! I'm so glad it's coming back for more! :D
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i liked it. finally a show that doesn't portray doctors as gods.
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It's not that of an impresive show
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I liked it but I don't think it is a great show yet.
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very funny, but show humanity on her part. Seems like a good show
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