‘Nurse Jackie’ Hires Bobby Cannavale for 10 Episodes

The Emmy winner will play a hospital administrator

Bobby Cannavale has signed on as a special guest star for ten episodes in the upcoming fourth season of "Nurse Jackie," Showtime's critically acclaimed dramedy that stars Edie Falco.

According to a Showtime release, Cannavale will play "a formidable hospital administrator sent by the new conglomerate that buys the financially beleaguered All Saint’s Hospital to improve the hospital’s efficiency and profitability, but his arrival is sure to shake things up."

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Cannavale won an Emmy award in 2005 for his portrayal of Will's boyfriend on "Will and Grace." He has also been nominated for two Tony awards.

The third season of "Nurse Jackie" ended in June. The show returns to production in September, and the fourth season is set to debut sometime in 2012.