Showtime Orders Another Dose of Nurse Jackie

Showtime isn't ready to pull the plug on Nurse Jackie just yet. The cable network has ordered a sixth season of the comedy, just two episodes before the Season 5 finale, which is scheduled for June 16. There, Showtime. You got me to promote the season finale, isn't that what you wanted? 

Season 5 has averaged 3.1 million viewers, according to network, which means the show's viewership has increased since Season 4. That's a good sign for any show, but particularly good for Nurse Jackie which has shown improvement (my opinion!) under new showrunner Clyde Phillips by dropping some of its heavier drama aspects. I know some people don't like the new direction the series has taken, but I like the way it's relaxed a bit, embracing its comedic side and making most of the hospital staff devilishly nasty.

Nurse Jackie stars the excellent Edie Falco as Jackie, a recovering drug addict and foul-mouthed nurse. Now if only the show would do something about that lame opening sequence.


Nurse Jackie airs Sunday nights at 9pm.

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Jun 08, 2013
Good. Great show. Worth enduring Zoe. Not irl, of course, but I can do it for 30 minutes a week.

(And I really think United States of Tara could've made it if most of her alters hadn't been so annoying.)
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Jun 07, 2013
"Now if only the show would do something about that lame opening sequence."
Agreed!
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Jun 07, 2013
I really miss O'Hara. Come back guh!
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Jun 07, 2013
I just hope that season 6 will be a lot better since season 5 isn't bad but I though season 4 was a lot better as Jackie was shown trying to stay off the pills for the first time. I do like that this season has shown Jackie continue to remain sober. However it would be nice if some of the old characters like Mo, Eleanor, and Sam return.
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Jun 07, 2013
Betty Gilpin's boobs to the rescue! Kind of kidding. Jackie has had a sort of rebirth this season which had to be a little difficult losing the fantastic Eve Best. Everything new is working well and as always Merritt Wever is keeping it all moving along. Even the little bit of Bobby Cannavale's 'Dr Cruz' was handled beautifully, he was so good in that role. Merritt Wever for Emmy please! Her comic timing is unequaled. Adam Ferrara, Betty Gilpin, and Morris Chestnut eased right into the story and have been great to watch. And Paul Shulze's 'Eddie' is having an awesome year as well. Very good news.
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Jun 07, 2013
lame opening sequence???!?!?!?! :O WHAT, i love that intro!!!
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Jun 07, 2013
great! i love nurse jackie and i`m glad as well, that the show changed direction again. i didn`t like the third season at all, but loved the fourth and the fifth one again.

the only reason why i watch the horrible openings is, that i miss jackies short hair ;-)
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Jun 07, 2013
The only reason I have to be bummed is that it means Merritt can't be full time on New Girl next season most likely.....
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Jun 06, 2013
Good for Jackie! This proves again that cable channels are clearly doing something right. Season after season of quality TV, few cancellations, and when the time comes for a show to conclude, they do so with a proper ending. While networks are stressing over weekly ratings, shows being constantly on the brink of cancellation, cable channels seem to be in control of what they are doing. This is good for us viewers.
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Jun 07, 2013
Well, it certainly would be if it caused the networks to get their shit together. But we still get all that rumblin' bumblin' stumblin' and mostly fumblin' of the ball between September and May and the Cable channels still put on a better show during that time too. Cable shows get ratings too and it seems they often out distance the networks there as well. Perhaps it's all that gratuitous sex, violence and swearing. Nah, it just better stuff...
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Jun 07, 2013
My wife and I just watched an episode of Moonlight. You know, the great vampire detective show on CBS, less than a year before the vampire craze began, the one that was cancelled after one season. The one with Alex O'laughlin, yeah, that one. Moonlight makes Hawaii Five-Oh seem like a kiddy cartoon, yeah, that one, the one with Alex O'laughlin. Hawaii Five-Oh is pretty and has a lot of action and since it doesn't take place in the good ol' USA, the cops don't need no stinking rules, they can do what they want. I guess that's why Hawaii Five-Oh has no substance. It doesn't seem fair, does it?
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Jun 09, 2013
Thanks for voicing this. The endless violations of constitutional rights and due process, as well as their magical crime desk made me give up on Hawaii 5-0. All of those international terror plots just muddied the mission.
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Jun 09, 2013
Yeah, that...
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Jun 06, 2013
YEAY!! :)
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Jun 06, 2013
I'm rather surprised, I was sure S4 was the final season and then S5 I was sure too. I'm super happy though, more Edie Falco and more Nurse Jackie is great news.
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Jun 06, 2013
Yeah love me some Nurse Jackie but miss O'Mara.

I love Zoey too - the Grace plot is aggravating though. Is it an American thing where older boys have relationships with younger girls, I've seen it in a lot of shows?
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Jun 06, 2013
I totally agree with you in relation to the Grace plot. It gets me angry that he didn't listen to Jackie's mum when she said to stay away. I am sure he will listen to her dad though lol well hopefully anyways.

I love Zoey too. She is an awesome character and an excellent actress.
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