A Showtime series that has earned a string of awards while also drawing a solid audience for the pay-cable network is going away. TheWrap.com reports that the channel will pull the plug on “Nurse Jackie” at the end of its upcoming seventh season.
The show starring former “Sopranos” star Edie Falco is about to begin production on season seven, which is due to bow in 2015. The series has been a perennial Emmy contender since 2010, racking up a number of wins including lead actress for Falco in 2010 and supporting actress for Merritt Wever in 2013.
Season six pulled a weekly average of 3.4 million viewers across multiple platforms, the story reports.
Said Showtime Networks President David Nevins: “Edie is one of our finest actresses. 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.”