Nurse Jackie will end after 7th season! :(
Nurse Jackie is making her final rounds. The show's previously announced seventh season will be the series' last, Showtime announced Wednesday. The news is not all that surprising, especially in the wake of star Peter Facinelli's departure from the series.
Facinelli, who will still return for a handful of episodes as Dr. Fitch Cooper, was one of Nurse Jackie's original cast members alongside Emmy-winner Edie Falco, who plays the titular Jackie Peyton. Although no one will ever be able to replace Coop, former Monk star Tony Shalhoub will guest-star in Season 7 as ER doc Bernard Prince, who ultimately becomes a friend to Jackie when she needs it most.
Nurse Jackie has never been a highly buzzed-about series, but that hasn't stopped it from racking up critical acclaim. Falco's Emmy-winning performance as Jackie makes her the only woman to win a Lead Actress Emmy in both the comedy and drama categories. Falco's co-star Merritt Wever hilariously took home the Supporting Actress Emmy in 2013 for her portrayal of nurse Zoey.
The final season of Nurse Jackie does not yet have a premiere date, but is expected to air in early 2015.
Will you miss Nurse Jackie?
In other news: Chris Pratt will kick off Saturday Night Live's 40th season when he hosts the September 27 premiere with musical guest Ariana Grande, NBC announced Wednesday.
It will be the Guardians of the Galaxy star's first time hosting the show, and Grande will also be making her debut. Perhaps Pratt will join her for a rap? And might Amy Poehler drop by to support her Parks and Recreation co-star?
For Episode 2 on October 4, Sarah Silverman, who was a writer and performer on SNL in the early 1990s, will host for the first time. Maroon 5 will be the musical guest, marking the band's fifth appearance on the show.