The Showtime series “Nurse Jackie” will end its run after its upcoming seventh season, the network said Wednesday.
The series, which stars “The Sopranos” alum Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a nurse struggling with addiction, will soon begin production on its final season, which will premiere next year.
The series earned five Emmy Awards, including a lead actress award for Falco.
During its sixth season, the comedy averaged 3.4 million total viewers weekly across multiple platforms.
“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. “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-growing number of loyal viewers who have been entranced and, at times, appalled by Jackie through the years. I want to thank Edie, the incredible cast of ‘Nurse Jackie’ and [executive producers] Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson who have led the show to the success that it is today.”
Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television, which produces the series with Showtime, added that he’s bidding farewell to the series “with great sadness and pride.”
“It is with great sadness and pride that we and Showtime bid farewell to such an outstanding series like ‘Nurse Jackie,’ its stellar cast led by the incomparable Edie Falco, brilliant producing team led by Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson, and the entire Nurse Jackie family of craftspeople and artists that bring this show to rapt audiences year after year,” Beggs said. “We consider ourselves lucky to have been part of the ‘Nurse Jackie’ story and look forward to an unforgettable final season”