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 .

Have a Burning Question for Team Darlton, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, or Michael Emerson?

Lost fans: you don't have to make your way to the island via Ajira Airways in order to ask a question of the creative team or the series' stars. Televisionary is taking questions from fans to put to Lost 's executive producers/showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and stars Matthew Fox ("Jack Shephard"), Evangeline Lilly ("Kate Austen"), and Michael Emerson ("Benjamin Linus") for a series of on-camera interviews taking place this weekend. If you have a specific question for any of the above producers or actors from Lost , please leave it in the comments section below . I'll be accepting questions until midnight PT tonight and, while I can't promise I'll be able to ask any specific inquiry due to the brevity of these on-camera interviews, I am looking for some insightful and thought-provoking questions to add to the mix. So who knows: your burning question might get asked after all.