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

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 .

BuzzFeed: "The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now"

The CBS legal drama, now in its sixth season, continually shakes up its narrative foundations and proves itself fearless in the process. Spoilers ahead, if you’re not up to date on the show. At BuzzFeed, you can read my latest feature, " The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now," in which I praise CBS' The Good Wife and, well, hail it as the best show currently on television. (Yes, you read that right.) There is no need to be delicate here: If you’re not watching The Good Wife, you are missing out on the best show on television. I won’t qualify that statement in the least — I’m not talking about the best show currently airing on broadcast television or outside of cable or on premium or however you want to sandbox this remarkable show. No, the legal drama is the best thing currently airing on any channel on television. That The Good Wife is this perfect in its sixth season is reason to truly celebrate. Few shows embrace complexity and risk-taking in t

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it