Showtime Gives 'Nurse Jackie' A Second Season

Series debut sets network ratings record

Nurse Jackie had the right prescription for Showtime.

Following the top original series premiere in its history with the Edie Falco-starrer last night, the premium network has ordered a second-season of the show.

Nurse Jackie, which features the Emmy Award-winning Falco as an emergency room nurse who must juggle the complexities of her professional and family life with the dualities of her own addictive personality, scored 1 million viewers during its June 8 bow at 10:30 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research data. The show added another 350,000 watchers during its encore at 11:30 p.m.

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