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Nurse Jackie is an American series that premiered on June 8, 2009, on Showtime , Movie Central and The Movie Network . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The series stars Edie Falco as the title character Jackie Peyton, an emergency room nurse at All Saints' Hospital in New York City . [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] For Jackie, "Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions." [ 6 ] [ edit ] Production 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. [ 1 ] [ 6 ] Showtime ordered an initial 12 episodes. [ 6 ] 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. Women stories aren't as immediately climactic so they need to play out over the course of three months ...
Edit Storyline A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to take a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a handful of secret strategies to relieve the pain, and stay one step ahead of total disaster. Three-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco stars in the critically acclaimed Showtime Original Comedy Series NURSE JACKIE. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>