Skip to main content

Paging Jackie Peyton: Showtime Renews "Nurse Jackie" for Second Season!

It's as simple as drawing blood.

Just a day after airing the season premiere of new comedy Nurse Jackie, pay cabler Showtime has renewed the Edie Falco-led series for a second season.

The news about the second season pickup of the series, produced by Lionsgate Television, was broken by TVWeek.com's Josef Adalian, who reported that "Jackie earned the best premiere ratings for any Showtime debut since 2004, when Nielsen changed the way it computed premium cable average. The Falco comedy attracted 1.35 million viewers in its two combined Monday runs, according to the ratings company."

In other words: wowsers.

If you couldn't tell from my glowing reviews of Nurse Jackie (and, oh, here), I'm already madly in love with this beautiful and hysterical series and am pleased as punch that Showtime would give the series such a ringing endorsement by picking it up for a second year so soon after launching it. Something very happily tells me we'll be hanging out with Jackie Peyton for many, many years to come.

Nurse Jackie airs Monday evenings at 10:30 pm ET/PT on Showtime.

Comments

AskRachel said…
That is so cool! I've had the opportunity to see the first few episodes and the show is incredible. I also think it has longevity which is why I'm thrilled that they've already locked in season 2. Smart move!
ecrunner said…
I watched the show and after seeing it am not surprised to see that it already got a second season. There is a lot that can develop within two seasons and should make for an interesting look into a nurse's lifestyle.

Popular posts from this blog

What's Done is Done: The Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil on the Season Finale of "Lost"

Every story begins with thread. It's up to the storyteller to determine just how much they need to parcel out, what pattern they're making, and when to cut it short and tie it off. With last night's penultimate season finale of Lost ("The Incident, Parts One and Two"), written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, we began to see the pattern that Lindelof and Cuse have been designing towards the last five seasons of this serpentine series. And it was only fitting that the two-hour finale, which pushes us on the road to the final season of Lost , should begin with thread, a loom, and a tapestry. Would Jack follow through on his plan to detonate the island and therefore reset their lives aboard Oceanic Flight 815 ? Why did Locke want to kill Jacob? What caused The Incident? What was in the box and just what lies in the shadow of the statue? We got the answers to these in a two-hour season finale that didn't quite pack the same emotional wallop of previous seas

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Me Want Food: Jenna Gets Famously Fat on "30 Rock"

I don't know about you, but I've already ordered my "Me Want Food" t-shirt from the NBC store. Last night's episode of 30 Rock ("Jack Gets in the Game") was, in my opinion, one of the strongest of the series and has officially pushed the zany comedy into the realm of Arrested Development : deftly plotted and intricately layered, with so many jokes piled atop of jokes that it requires several viewings in order to catch them all. While at its heart, 30 Rock is a workplace comedy, it's left that narrow pigeonhole behind to become a witty example of how intelligent and taut humor can work (and flourish) on television... and exist in harmony with hilarious throwaways like the Thriller -inspired Werewolf Bar Mitzvah music video that would have done the AD crew proud. I want Will Arnett to appear on this series whenever possible. His gay exec Devin is hilarious, manipulative, and has an inexplicable weakness for Kenneth the Page, but he claims to have