Nurse Jackie

Showtime’s resident RN played by Edie Falco won’t be seeking unemployment benefits anytime soon. This just in, Nurse Jackie has been renewed for a season 6. The cast of the critically acclaimed series can break out the bubbly to celebrate.

If you are counting down, we are about nine days away from Nurse Jackie‘s season 5 finale, which happens on June 16th and has the title “Soul”. Doesn’t that sound alluring? Soak it up, because season 6 won’t launch until 2014.

Did you know the Showtime series was a co-production between the network and Lionsgate? It is. We like out Showtime characters nice and flawed and Edie Falco’s Emmy-winning character Jackie Peyton is definitely that. Clyde Phillips took over as showrunner following Season 4, and he will stick around for season 6, as will his fellow executive producers Caryn Mandabach, Richie Jackson and Tom Straw.

Phillips and Straw wrote the teleplay for the much anticipated season 5 finale. So far this season Jackie got an “I love you” from her cop boyfriend. Not too shabby, right?

Cameras won’t start to roll for the new season until sometime this fall. Deadline had the news.

“Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the Showtime brand, and we are thrilled with the series’ growth in its fifth season,” said Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins. “Under the new leadership of Clyde Phillips, and with an amazing cast led by Edie Falco, this show is as sharp and compelling and entertaining as ever. I’m excited to get to see the next chapter in Jackie’s life.”

Nurse Jackie has been averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers as of late. Season 5’s guest stars have included Bobby Cannavale and Morris Chestnut, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin and Adam Ferrara. The show stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Peter Facinelli, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem and Ruby Jerins.