In fact the good news comes even before the sixth season premiere in the US.
However actor Peter Facinelli will not be returning as a series regular but will still appear in some capacity in Season 7.
Noting his work on the Twilight franchise, showrunner Clyde Phillips tells E! Online, “In the twilight of season six, Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges. Nothing will eclipse the incredible contribution he made to the success of Nurse Jackie since the dawn of the show.”
In Season 6, Jackie (Edie Falco) will cope with her addiction while also dealing with her relationships with Frank, her ex Kevin and her daughter Grace. As the synopsis for the season reads, “Something’s gotta give.”
No word on an Aussie return just yet.