Showtime Announces Premiere Date for ‘Nurse Jackie,’ ‘The Big C’ and ‘The Borgias’

The Big CFor Showtime subscribers, April 8 will be a good night to tell all your friends and relatives that you’re swamped with work and can’t make any plans—the night marks the return of three of the network’s big series: Nurse Jackie, The Big C and The Borgias.

Nurse Jackie, the medical dramedy starring Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton as a model medical employee juggling her hectic professional life in the medical field and her harried personal life, will return to Showtime for a fourth season.

The Big C chronicles the struggles of Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney), a high school teacher and family woman who is stricken with Stage-IV skin cancer in the midst of a life including an immature husband, a wreckless teenaged son and a bipolar brother. The Big C will return to Showtime for a third season.

The Borgias depicts the rise and reign of the Italian dynasty the Borgia family during the fifteenth century, and stars Jeremy Irons as the family patriarch Robert Borgia/Pope Alexander VI. The Borgias will find its second season on Showtime come April.

In other Showtime news, Entertainment President David Nevins has announced a documentary on former vice president Dick Cheney currently being developed.

Source: THR

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.