'Nurse Jackie': Bobby Cannavale Books Major Guest Role for Season 4

Bobby Cannavale Portrait - P 2011
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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21:  Actor Bobby Cannavale poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at The Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift on January 21, 2011 in Park City, Utah.

Bobby Cannavale could have it in for Akalitus and Jackie.

Showtime’s dark hospital dramedy Nurse Jackie has booked Cannavale for a major guest role in all 10 episodes of its upcoming fourth season.

Cannavale, whose credits include Will & Grace as well as Six Feet Under, will play formidable hospital administrator sent by the new conglomerate that buys the financially strapped All Saint’s Hospital to improve its efficiency and profitability.

STORY: 'Nurse Jackie' Renewed for Season 4

Season 3 ended with Anna Deavere Smith’s Gloria Akalitus – the now former top dog at All Saint’s – essentially holding Jackie’s (Edie Falco) fate in her hands before disposing of a urine sample that more than likely could have spelled doom for the pill-popping nurse.

Production on Nurse Jackie’s fourth season begins next month in New York with a premeire date set for next year.

Cannavale’s credits include his Emmy winning turn on NBC’s Will & Grace as well as HBO’s Six Feet Under and the ABC comedy Cupid. He's repped by ICM.

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