Earlier this week, Showtime officially opted to let go of its papal period drama 'The Borgias,' but the premium cable network isn't through with the long-running Edie Falco starrer 'Nurse Jackie' just yet. The drug-addled nursing dramedy will return for a sixth season, while the Emmy-winning series currently builds toward its fifth season finale.
Though few were surprised to see that NBC would take action to curb 'Up All Night's' ratings downfall, no one quite expected that the network would put the Will Arnett/Christina Applegate-fronted comedy on hiatus to re-tool from a single-camera effort to a three-camera sitcom. The new format is no guarantee of success, but should be in good hands now that NBC has tapped former 'Nurse Jackie' showrunner Linda Wallem to manage the show in its new incarnation. Will you watch a re-tooled 'Up All Night'?
The truth will set you free but it can also get you fired. That was the harsh lesson learned in this episode of 'Nurse Jackie.' Now brought together by their mutual concern for Charlie, Jackie (Edie Falco) and Dr. Cruz (Bobby Cannavale) get uncomfortably close. So much so that the good doctor decides to clean house at All Saints and make Jackie watch the ugly proceedings. It's definitely not the kind of blood bath the thick-skinned nurse is used to dealing with.
Break out the
pills champagne, 'Nurse Jackie' fans! Before the fourth season ends, you should know that your favorite pill-popping nurse will return for a fifth season! It's not all good news however, as at least two names from behind the scenes won't return for a fifth year, instead being replaced by another Showtime vet. But just what's going to happen to the show?
Breaking up is hard to do this week, on 'Nurse Jackie,' as Zoey (Merritt Wever) collected break-up speeches from her co-workers to use on Lenny and Jackie (Edie Falco) met with a high-powered divorce attorney, courtesy of O'Hara. But is Jackie ready to smear mud on Kevin's character in order to keep her kids?
When her day starts off like an "Inception" sequel, can you blame Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) for wanting to get high? Such is the latest episode of 'Nurse Jackie.' After awaking from a dream-within-a-dream about popping a pill and making out with her boss, Dr. Cruz (Bobby Cannavale), things get even trippier as Jackie heads to the kitchen find Zoey (Merritt Wever) in a kimono, making breakfast for her two daughters.
Now that Kevin knows the truth about her relationship with Eddie, Jackie (Edie Falco) wants to put the lies behind them. The question is, does the truth even matter anymore after you've lived with lies for so long? In this week's 'Nurse Jackie' episode "Slow Growing Monsters," Jackie learned an important lesson from a terminally ill woman named Jules (Rosie Perez). Sometimes the only person you need to be honest with is yourself.