'Nurse Jackie' Renewed by Showtime for Sixth Season

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June 6th, 2013

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via press release:




Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/SHOWTIME


New York, NY – June 6, 2013  – Today, SHOWTIME announced that its critically-acclaimed comedy series NURSE JACKIE has been renewed for a sixth season to premiere in 2014.  The announcement was made by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.  A co-production of SHOWTIME and Lionsgate, NURSE JACKIE stars actress Edie Falco in her Emmy® Award-winning role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant – but very flawed – emergency room nurse.  The fifth season of the series currently airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and the season five finale will air on Sunday, June 16. Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer.  Caryn Mandabach, Richie Jackson and Tom Straw also serve as executive producers. Production for the sixth season will begin this fall in New York.


NURSE JACKIE is an essential part of the SHOWTIME brand, and we are thrilled with the series' growth in its fifth season,” said Nevins. “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.”


NURSE JACKIE season five currently averages 3.1 million weekly viewers across platforms, ten percent above its prior season through the same time frame. The series also stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli. Bobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut are season five’s special guest stars. Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin and Adam Ferrara are guest stars.



  • roly

    Saw one episidode–liked it

  • timmay!!

    Never seen one episode. I hate Edie Falco.

  • Andrew

    @ Dante

    Did you not read this?
    “Nurse Jackie season five currently averages 3.1 million weekly viewers across platforms”

    9PM on Sunday night is not the only airing on Showtime. It repeats multiple times a week plus Sho subscribers can watch NJ six days in advance on demand. I always watch it on demand before it airs on Sunday. Since Sho isn’t an advertising network, they don’t care about the ratings for a single airing, but rather for total combined airings/viewings. 3.1 million views for a network with about 20 million subscribers is pretty decent.

  • cas127

    “currently averages 3.1 million weekly viewers across platforms”

    A question not only applicable to Nurse Jackie…but to all shows…what qualifies as a “viewer”?

    If I’m channel surfing and I cross through a show, does that count as “viewing” for rating purposes?

    How long do I have to come to rest on a channel to be “counted”?

    Given the vast extent of channel hopping, I think it makes a huge difference to the reported (and, especially, self-reported) viewership numbers.

    But I’ve *never* seen this number defined *anywhere*…

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