There as no doubt in my mind that after an incredible fourth season that Nurse Jackie would get renewed! The powers that be at Showtime made this very announcement this morning as well as confirming news that Peabody Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Clyde Phillips would become showrunner.
“Clyde brings a unique combination of skills in both comedy and drama, and he is a master at making entertaining and compelling television,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “We are so thrilled with the series’ performance this year, and we know that with the incomparable Edie Falco in front of the camera, the fifth season of NURSE JACKIE will be even better.”
Phillips served as executive producer and showrunner on the first four seasons of Dexter. Prior to that, Phillips created “Get Real,” which starred Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, “Suddenly Susan,” and “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.”
Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) has been dealing with the repercussions of her long-time drug use after a successful stint in rehab this season. As if dealing with getting sober isn’t tough enough, the staff at All Saints is dealing with a new boss– Dr. Cruz (the fabulous Bobby Cannavale) who is cleaning house!
Lest we forget the custody battle going on between Jackie and Kevin (Dominic Fumusa). Oy…
The series also stars Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli.
It’s been an incredible season and I can’t wait to see how they end it.
Congrats to everyone!