Nurse Jackie is an American series that premiered on June 8, 2009, on Showtime, Movie Central and The Movie Network. The series stars Edie Falco as the title character Jackie Peyton, an emergency room nurse at All Saints' Hospital in New York City. For Jackie, 'Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions.' Showtime says the half-hour series 'is at turns wicked, heartbreaking and funny.' Nurse Jackie was created by Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dunsky with Brixius and Wallem serving as showrunners for the series and sharing executive producer duties with Caryn Mandabach and John Melfi. Showtime ordered an initial 12 episodes. Before the series premiered Brixius told the New York Daily News that 'Guys' stories tend to be about conquests getting the job, winning the Olympics, whatever.
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