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Nurse Jackie Renewed for Season 7, but There's a Cast Shakeup

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Nurse Jackie will remain on duty for a seventh season, but the cast will look a little different. Showtime has handed out an early seventh season renewal to the Edie Falco series, but Peter Facinelli will not return to the cable series as a regular. E! News has confirmed he will appear in some capacity.

Season six of Nurse Jackie is set to premiere on Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m.

"In the twilight of season six, Peter asked to be released from his contract to pursue new creative challenges. Nothing will eclipse the incredible contribution he made to the success of Nurse Jackie since the dawn of the show," showrunner Clyde Phillips said in a statement, referencing Facinelli's Twilight film series work.

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According to Showtime, Nurse Jackie season five averaged 3.1 million viewers across platforms. The new season of Nurse Jackie will see Jackie (Falco) dealing with her relationships, including her ex-husband, her daughter and her sponsor she can't shake. Julie White plays Jackie's sponsor in the new season. No word on whether season seven will be the last for Nurse Jackie.

Nurse Jackie also stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, MacKenzie Aladjem, Ruby Jerins, Adam Ferrara and Dominic Fumusa. Morris Chestnut, Laura Benanti and Michael Esper all guest star in season six.

Production on season seven is set to resume in New York City later this year.

Nurse Jackie kicks of season six on Sunday, April 13, on Showtime.

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