Showtime Renews ‘Nurse Jackie’ for a Fifth Season

by | May 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM | Nurse Jackie

'Nurse Jackie' (Photo: Showtime)

Nurse Jackie” has been renewed for a fifth season, Showtime announced Thursday.

The network also revealed the upcoming season will be helmed by new showrunner Clyde Phillips, the former “Dexter” boss, who replaces departing co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius.

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“Clyde brings a unique combination of skills in both comedy and drama, and he is a master at making entertaining and compelling television,” Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins said of his new hire in a statement.

The deep, dark comedy about a pill-popping nurse, which stars Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Bobby Cannavale and Eve Best, has averaged 2.8 million total weekly viewers in its current fourth season.