Renewed: Nurse Jackie

US series Nurse Jackie has been renewed by Showtime for a fifth season.

The series, starring Edie Falco, also gets a new showrunner after co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius both exited the show earlier this year.

They will be replaced with former executive producer of Dexter, Clyde Phillips.

In the US the fourth season has enjoyed more than 1.1 million viewers, up 30 percent from a year earlier, averaging 2.8 million total weekly viewers including On Demand, live plus seven viewing and replays.

Season four is currently airing in Australia on ELEVEN.

Production on the series’ fifth season will begin in late 2012.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. I think we are up to date with the US episodes that have aired. The next US episode I think is on 6 June. So we need not panic yet.

  2. Secret Squirrel

    Good news. Am enjoying it and think it still has some legs.

    @Rayne – I hope you’re mistaken. My guide still has it at 11:35 next Tue after some stupid movie.

    +1 re not spending too much effort chasing programs around. Have lost count of how many I have given up on over these last few years.

    Like many, I thought that the digital multichannels would be our saviours in this regard, a haven for programs that couldn’t quite cut it on the main channels. Thought they’d be allowed to play out in a decent timeslot but instead they are bumped for repeats and old or lame movies.

  3. Maev....Sydney

    Have to agree with MV…..although there are many series I would like to watch….I have been stung sooo many times…I am loath to even start watching any….
    Missed that many Nurse Jackie ….lost interest…durn shame…
    I have said before…I do not want to have to work that hard…chasing programs around.

  4. @ Rayne, please say it ain’t so!!!! It finished on such a cliff hanger last episode and i have to find out what happens!!

    I hate commercial TV and don’t watch it much purely because this always happens to the shows i like!!

    At least Foxtel plays out the whole season in order! If it is not on in the next two weeks, i will be so angry and vow to never watch anything on commercial TV again!! If you are going to show a series at least commit to finishing it i don’t care if its on 12 midnight i will record it!

    That’s it i give up!

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