The show also tweeted about the news:
Since premiering in 2009, the series has been hailed by critics and nabbed several awards, including a Humanitas Prize, Prism Awards for its depiction of substance abuse and five Emmy Awards. Stars Edie Falco and Merritt Wever have taken home Emmys for their performances, making Falco the only actress to win a lead acting award for both comedy and drama.
“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,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television, in a statement. “We consider ourselves lucky to have been part of the Nurse Jackie story and look forward to an unforgettable final season”
“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” said 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 Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson who have led the show to the success that it is today.”
Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer for the series, along with exec producers Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach.
“Nurse Jackie” also stars Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Tony Shalhoub is set to guest star on the upcoming season, premiering in 2015.