'Nurse Jackie' to End After Season 7

The Edie Falco starrer will end its run in 2015
 Courtesy of Showtime

It's official: Showtime's Nurse Jackie's end is in sight.

Showtime announced Wednesday that the upcoming seventh season of the Edie Falco dramedy would be its last.

"#NurseJackie is working one last shift! Join us in celebrating and bidding farewell to the 7th & FINAL season in 2015," the cabler tweeted.

The series has become one of Showtime's signature shows and a critical darling. The show has garnered Emmys, a Humanitas Prize, an AFI Award and several Prism awards for its depiction of substance abuse. Falco is the only actress to ever win lead acting Emmys in drama (The Sopranos) and comedy (Nurse Jackie).  

The series, from Lionsgate Television, earned an early renewal in March ahead of its sixth-season premiere. Its final season becomes the first without co-star Peter Facinelli as a series regular. The actor may still appear in some capacity but will be a regular on NBC drama Odyssey.

Season seven will feature Emmy darling Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as a new ER doc.

“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” Showtime president David Nevins said. “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 [showrunner] Clyde Phillips and [exec producer] Richie Jackson who have led the show to the success that it is today.”
 
For his part, Phillips boarded the series during season five, taking over for series creators Linda Wallen and Liz Brixius. The duo exited the series after personal friction.
 
Nurse Jackie is one of Showtime's last series that was developed under Nevins' predecessor, Bob Greenblatt. The cable network has recently said farewell to Californication, signature drama Dexter, The Big C and The Borgias and Weeds. With Nurse Jackie ending next year, Showtime's roster of original scripted fare includes Episodes,  Homeland, House of Lies, Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan, Shameless, Penny Dreadful and new drama The Affair

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