Nurse Jackie

Her marriage is in shambles, her addiction is raging, her friends and coworkers are more than suspicious of her antics, and nurse Jackie Peyton has finally decided to seek help…but coming clean won’t be easy.

Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) present Season 4 of Showtime’s Emmy® -winning comedy, Nurse Jackie, debuting Monday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

In Season 3, while All Saints Hospital faced budget cuts and a loss of support from the Catholic Church, Jackie’s (Edie Falco) marriage began to crumble her addiction to painkillers became unmanageable.

When Nurse Jackie returns for Season 4, Jackie is coming to realize that both karma and sobriety can be a bitch.

In addition to finally confronting her addiction, Jackie must also attempt to save her troubled marriage and keep her family from falling apart.

At work, Jackie’s street smarts and sardonic wit are tested even further by an ambitious new hospital administrator (Bobby Cannavale), determined to run a tight ship and keep her in line.

The series also stars Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli, and guest stars Stephen Wallem, Arjun Gupta and Lenny Jacobson. In addition to Cannavale, Season 4 special guest stars include Rosie Perez, Aida Turturro, Joel Grey, New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem write and executive produce the series along with Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach, who also serve as executive producers.

In Eastern Canada, all episodes of Nurse Jackie will be available in High Definition and On Demand, and on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV Online , Rogers Anyplace TV and Videotron’s Ilico Web. In Western Canada, all episodes will be available in High Definition on Movie Central HD, and on demand and online with Movie Central On Demand.

The first episode of season four is available for sampling now online at, on April 4 at and will also be available on the free video on demand and on-demand online services of participating television providers starting Wednesday, April 4.

US network Showtime has given another season to dark comedy Nurse Jackie but decided to bring comedy-drama United States of Tara to an end.

The Toni Collette-starring series has been axed by the network after running for three seasons.

Collette has picked up several awards, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe,  for her portrayal of a mother suffering from multiple personalities.

However, Nurse Jackie will return for a fourth season next year.

Both series screen here in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central. 

Source: Digital Spy

A pill-popping nurse and a multi-layered suburban mom return on Monday, March 28 as Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) present all new seasons of Showtime’s critically acclaimed, dark comedies Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara.

Nurse Jackie (Season 3) premieres at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, followed by United States of Tara (Season 3) at 10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT. 

Nurse Jackie stars Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a sharp-tongued, New York City ER nurse who skilfully navigates the rough waters of a crumbling healthcare system, doing everything she can to provide her patients with the best possible care.

A devoted wife, mother and friend on the surface, Jackie is hiding a nasty addiction to pain pills, an illicit affair with the hospital pharmacist, and the fact that she’s married with kids from her co-workers.

Season 2 ended with the ugly truth closing in on Jackie: her lover Eddie threatened to expose their affair to her husband, and her co-workers and husband put the pieces together about her pill-popping ways, finally confronting her about her addiction.

Season 3 picks up right where the previous one left off, and sees Jackie facing an unwanted intervention. The series also stars: Peter Facinelli as Dr. Fitch Cooper; Eve Best as Dr. Eleanor O’Hara; Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow,; Paul Schulze; and Dominic Fumusa as Kevin Peyton.

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and created by Diablo Cody, United States of Tara stars Toni Collette as Tara Gregson, a wife and mother who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder which results in the appearance of several eccentric alternate personalities including: the wild and flirty T; 1950s housewife Alice; beer guzzling Vietnam vet Buck, pop psychologist Shoshana; and troublemaking toddler Chicken. In Season 2, just as Tara decided to move on from her past, a sudden neighbourhood incident opened the door to her family’s shocking secrets, while her husband and children explored their own true identities. As Season 3 begins, Tara decides to go back to college, and must deal with her now present mother-in-law, a recluse with a compulsive hoarding problem. Joining the cast for the third season are Eddie Izzard (The Riches) as Tara’s college professor, and Frances Conroy (Golden Globe®-winner for Six Feet Under) as her mother-in-law. The series also stars: John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Ghilchrist, and Brie Larson. 

All new episodes of Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will be simulcast on The Movie Network and Movie Central’s High Definition channels, and will be available on demand. Episodes of Nurse Jackie will be available on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV, Rogers and Videotron and Movie Central Online with Shaw Video On Demand and Bell TV Online following its network premieres.

Glee, Modern Family and Project Runway were among the TV shows recognised in the nominees for the annual GLAAD awards which honour the portrayal of gays and lesbians in the media.

Ricky Martin’s coming-out interview with Oprah is also up for an award as is Greek, The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie.

Th awards will be handed out during gala dinners in New York on March 16, Los Angeles on April 16 and San Fransisco on May 14.

The complete list of TV nominees are below.



Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

Degrassi (TeenNick)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

True Blood (HBO)



Glee (Fox)

Greek (ABC Family)

Modern Family (ABC)

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

United States of Tara (Showtime)



(in a series without a regular gay character)

“Escape the Castle,” Bored to Death,  (HBO)

“Innocence,” Law & Order (NBC)

“Klaus & Greta,” 30 Rock (NBC)

“Queen of Mean,” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)

“Samaritan,” Law & Order: UK (BBC America)



8: The Mormon Proposition (Red Flag Releasing)

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Sundance Channel)

Prodigal Sons (First Run Features)

Sylvester, UnSung (TV One)

Out: The Glenn Burke Story (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)



The Fabulous Beekman Boys (Planet Green)

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)

Transform Me (VH1)



“Constance McMillen,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)

“Neil Patrick Harris,” The Talk (CBS)

“Rebuilding Home After Tragedy: The Seth Walsh Story,” The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)

“Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man and a New Dad,” The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)

“Transgender Kids: Too Young to Decide?,” The Dr. Oz Show (syndicated)



“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

“Gay Teen Suicides,” Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

“Katie Miller: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Outside the Lines (ESPN)

“Olson and Boies on Same-Sex Marriage,” Bill Moyers Journal (PBS)

“Transitions,” Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)



“Don’t Ask…,” CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)

“Fort Worth Speech,” The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)

“Gay Teens Talk Their Truth,” CNN Newsroom (CNN)

“Images of Protest,” ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC)

“Mom, Dad… I’m Coming Out,” Today (NBC)



Modern Family, Mad Men and Glee were the big winners at the recent 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, each taking out a handful of categories.

New comedy Modern Family claimed the Outstanding Comedy Series title over the likes of 30 Rock, Glee and The Office as well as taking home the Outstanding Writing category for its pilot episode.

Actor Eric Stonestreet won Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in the show as Cameron Tucker ahead of fellow cast member Ty Burrell.

Drama series Mad Men took out the Outstanding Drama category as well as the writing equivalent.

The night was kind to Glee cast members with Jane Lynch claiming the Outstanding Supporting Actress title and Neil Patrick Harris taking home the Outstanding Guest Actor trophy.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy also claimed the Outstanding director Emmy for his role in bringing Glee to the screen.

The big male acting Emmy’s went to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston for Drama and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons for Comedy. While on the female side, The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick claimed Drama and Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco took out Comedy.

Source: Digital Spy


The winners from the recent 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.



Outstanding Comedy Series – Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series – Jane Lynch, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – Neil Patrick Harris, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – Betty White, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for Comedy Series – Ryan Murphy, Glee

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy – Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy – Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie



Outstanding Reality Show Host – Jeff Probst

Outstanding Reality Show Competition – Top Chef

Outstanding Reality Program – Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution



Outstanding Drama – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama – Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama – Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series – John Lithgow, Dexter

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Ann-Margret, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – List On Just Jared

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama – Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Steve Shill, Dexter

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – Kyra Sedwick, The Closer



Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special – David Boone, Paul Greenberg, Tony Awards


Bob Hope Humanitarian Award – George Clooney



Miniseries Or Movie – The Pacific

Oustanding TV Movie – Temple Grandin

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie – Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – David Strathairn,, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries Or Movie – Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special – Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin



Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series – Modern Family, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Pilot”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series – Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy, “Shut The Door. Have A Sear”

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – You Don’t Know Jack, Adam Mazer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series – The Colbert Report