Falco to Star in Showtime Series

Feb 21, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Edie Falco, star of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” is moving to Showtime for her next premium cable project.
The new show is a single-camera half-hour comedy about a nurse in a New York City hospital. Pre-production of a pilot, co-produced by Showtime and Lionsgate, is to begin immediately.
“To be bringing Edie Falco to Showtime is both a privilege and an honor,” Robert Greenblatt, president of Showtime Entertainment, said in making the announcement. “To have found a show and a great role that meets her standards after six seasons of ‘The Sopranos’ is our distinct pleasure and great fortune. Bada bing is all I can think of to say!”
Like Showtime’s “Weeds,” the network said, the Falco project features a flawed but compelling female character and breaks new ground with its no-holds-barred, darkly comedic view of a healthcare system gone awry.
“My time on ‘The Sopranos’ was so rich and so full; the challenge has been finding something else that would excite me,” Ms. Falco said. “This character and the writing are truly thrilling.”

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