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Showtime Renews 'Nurse Jackie' for Sixth Season

Edie Falco Comedy is Tracking 10% above Prior Round 6/06/2013 12:44 PM Eastern

Showtime has picked up a sixth season of Nurse Jackie to premiere in 2014.

The comedy series starring Edie Falco is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers across all platforms in its current fifth season, according to the network, up 10% from season four. Its season finale airs Sunday, June 16.

Season five was the first under new showrunner Clyde Phillips (Dexter), who replaced co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius. Phillips also serves as executive producer with Caryn Mandabach, Richie Jackson and Tom Straw on the Showtime and Lionsgate co-production.

"Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the Showtime brand, and we are thrilled with the series' growth in its fifth season," said Showtime president of entertainment David 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."

The renewal comes a day after Showtime canceled drama series The Borgias after three seasons.

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