Showtime Puts ‘Nurse Jackie’ Out of Its Misery After Seven Seasons

September 10, 2014 7:32 PM

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Showtime Puts ‘Nurse Jackie’ Out of Its Misery After Seven Seasons

Nurse Jackie’s seventh season, which begins production this week, will be its last, Showtime has announced, continuing a long trend for the premium cable network of ending its hit shows a little too long after their creative peak. The Edie Falco-starring half-hour dramedy has long collected Emmy nominations (and a trophy apiece for Falco and her supporting castmate Merritt Wever) and gotten okay ratings, but critics have largely ignored it in recent years.

“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement. “We are so honored to have had her on the network. She creates indelible characters and Nurse Jackie Peyton is no exception. I know this final season will bring her story to a close that will satisfy the ever...

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