Showtime is keeping Nurse Jackie on duty. Edie Falco comedy's April 13 return, has handed out an early season-seven renewal,
Clyde Phillips will return as showrunner after inking a new two-year overall deal with studio Lionsgate TV. Peter Facinelli , however, will not be back as a series regular. The decision to renew the comedy ahead of its season-six premiere is a rare move for Showtime, which typically waits until the new run of episodes is underway to pull the trigger.