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.