Showtime Renews Nurse Jackie For Season 5, Hires Former Dexter Boss as New Showrunner

Nurse Jackie RenewedShowtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a fifth season and, in a killer behind-the-scenes twist, tapped former Dexter boss Clyde Phillips to serve as the new showrunner.

Phillips replaces the dark comedy’s co-creators, Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius, at the helm.

“Clyde brings a unique combination of skills in both comedy and drama, and he is a master at making entertaining and compelling television,” said Showtime president David Nevins. “We are so thrilled with the series’ performance this year, and we know that with the incomparable Edie Falco in front of the camera, the fifth season of Nurse Jackie will be even better.”

The fifth season of the Edie Falco-fronted series will begin production in late 2012.

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  1. David says:

    I am so glad to hear of the NJ renewal. It is one of my favorite shows and I enjoy the entire cast.

  2. Larissa says:

    I’m thrilled!! I really did NOT want this to be the last season. There’s still more creativity they can apply.

  3. Nikki H. says:

    I’m so happy it got renewed :) It’s such a great show with a diverse but yet comedic cast.

  4. M says:

    Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

  5. thiagofls says:

    Now that’s a showrunner change I can get behind. Of course I’d prefer if Brixius and Wallem could stay on the show until the end, but Phillips is brilliant, and Dexter has never been the same since he left it.

  6. Sean T says:

    Any news of The Big C? Love that show! And how many episodes will there be?

  7. Steven says:

    I’m still mad Showtime renewed this over United States Of Tara. I miss that show so much.

  8. Holly says:

    Nurse Jackie is one of my favorite shows so this is good news! Season 4 has been excellent.

  9. Ela says:

    Yaaay for Nurse Jackie! I love this show! :D

  10. crazydanelady says:

    it’s the best series on TV. Can’t wait for next week!

  11. lilllian burnham says:

    when will seso 5 nurse jackie coming on.