'Nurse Jackie' Renewed for Fifth Season
Clyde Phillips named new showrunner on Showtime comedy
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/31/2012 9:20:39 AM
It has also named former Dexter executive producer/showrunner Clyde Phillips as the new showrunner for the Edie Falco comedy, replacing co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius, who departed after the series wrapped production on its current fourth season. Phillips will also executive-produce alongside Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach.
Nurse Jackie's season four premiere drew 1.1 million viewers for the night in early April, up 30% over its prior season premiere, and is averaging 2.77 million total weekly viewers across all platforms.
The fifth season will begin production in late 2012.
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