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What is the Nurse Jackie Cast Up to Today?

Nurse Jackie’ was a medical comedy-drama series that aired on Showtime between 2009 and 2015. This series was co-created by Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, and Linda Wallem. The stories revolve around the working life and relationships of an emergency department nurse called Jackie Peyton, played by Edie Falco. It is now several years since viewers have seen the cast together, so what is the cast of ‘Nurse Jackie’ up to these days? Edie Falco Edie Falco played the lead role of Jacki Peyton, a nurse. The year after the series ended, Falco landed a lead role in ‘Horace and Pete’,

What is the Nurse Jackie Cast Up to Today?
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Anne Heche Is Dating 'Nurse Jackie' Co-Creator Liz Brixius (Exclusive)

Anne Heche and James Tupper split in January after 10 years and a son together — and Life & Style magazine has learned that she is already moving on. Anne, 48, is getting romantic with Liz Brixius, a TV writer and producer best known for co-creating Nurse Jackie, a source tells Life & Style. "Anne and Liz were friends first and now it’s something deeper," says the a source. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "Anne doesn’t like to label relationships. But whatever they call it, Anne and Liz make a great couple," the source says. The Brave star, who famously dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years in the ’90s, stepped out with Liz at a Race to Erase Ms event in La. "They clutched hands, laughed and whispered in each other’s ears," a witness notes to Life & Style. "They acted like a couple." More from Life & Style Blake Lively Purged Her Instagram Followers
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Netflix, ABC Score Multiple Humanitas Prize Nominations

Netflix, ABC Score Multiple Humanitas Prize Nominations
The finalists for the 41st Annual Humanitas Prize were announced today, with the nominees encompassing television and film writers whose work “explores the human experience in a way that both entertains and enlightens.”

Thirty-eight writers were named finalists in ten categories. They will be competing for $225,000 in prize money during the gala held on Feb. 11.

Among those nominated on the film side are Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer for “Still Alice,” Jesse Andrews for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and Laura Poitras for the documentary “Citizenfour.” TV series recognized include “Orange is the New Black,” “The Affair,” “Madam Secretary,” “Blackish,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “The Middle.

Presenters include Jane Anderson, Jenny Bicks, Liz Brixius, Cindy Chupack, Misan Sagay, Janine Sherman-Barrios and Pier Carlo Talenti.

“Good writing gets big actors attached, gets executives to give the green light, and keeps the audience tuning in week after week,” President Ali LeRoi said.
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Netflix, ABC Score Multiple Humanitas Prize Nominations

The finalists for the 41st Annual Humanitas Prize were announced today, with the nominees encompassing television and film writers whose work “explores the human experience in a way that both entertains and enlightens.”

Thirty-eight writers were named finalists in ten categories. They will be competing for $225,000 in prize money during the gala held on Feb. 11.

Among those nominated on the film side are Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer for “Still Alice,” Jesse Andrews for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and Laura Poitras for the documentary “Citizenfour.” TV series recognized include “Orange is the New Black,” “The Affair,” “Madam Secretary,” “Blackish,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “The Middle.

Presenters include Jane Anderson, Jenny Bicks, Liz Brixius, Cindy Chupack, Misan Sagay, Janine Sherman-Barrios and Pier Carlo Talenti.

“Good writing gets big actors attached, gets executives to give the green light, and keeps the audience tuning in week after week,” President Ali LeRoi said.
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When your heroines are too bad or not bad enough: ABC's 'Selfie' & NBC's 'Bad Judge'

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When your heroines are too bad or not bad enough: ABC's 'Selfie' & NBC's 'Bad Judge'
Even in the era of Walter White, Don Draper and the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," broadcast network executives are still obsessed with the idea of likable and admirable heroes, especially when it comes to comedy. You'll occasionally find your questionable morality in network dramas like "Scandal" and "The Good Wife," but sitcom protagonists tend to have their rough edges sanded off as quickly and artlessly as possible. One new network comedy debuting this week illustrates why the suits tend to freak out about likability, while another demonstrates the pitfalls of trying to tone down bad behavior. ABC's "Selfie" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.) features a heroine so obnoxious that one wishes the network had stepped in to soften her up, while NBC's "Bad Judge" (Thursday at 9 p.m.) stripped away many of its heroine's most questionable traits from the original pilot and didn't bother replacing them with anything worth watching for.
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'Bad Judge' taps Betsy Thomas to showrun after Liz Brixius' departure

'Bad Judge' taps Betsy Thomas to showrun after Liz Brixius' departure
Bad Judge has found a new showrunner: Betsy Thomas has been tapped to takeover duties for Liz Brixius, who exited the new NBC comedy earlier this month, EW has confirmed.

The series stars Private Practice alum Kate Walsh as a respected judge whose personal life is often messier than the criminals she sentences. Will Ferrell, Anne Heche, Adam McKay, Jill Messick, and Walsh are executive producers.

Thomas (Whitney, My Boys) joined the comedy after four episodes had been filmed, but the showrunner swap isn’t expected to impact the show’s Oct. 2 (9 p.m. on NBC) launch, according to Deadline,
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'Bad Judge' Showrunner Liz Brixius Out

'Bad Judge' Showrunner Liz Brixius Out
The new NBC sitcom Bad Judge appears to be in need of some behind-the-scenes order. Bad Judge showrunner Liz Brixius has exited the show, NBC confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline first reported her departure. The series, set to premiere Oct. 2, stars Kate Walsh as a strict judge who loves to party when she's not behind the bench. Her life is about to undergo a lot more scrutiny, thanks to an 8-year-old boy whose parents she sent to jail.  Brixius joined Bad Judge in May after signing a two-year development deal with NBC in 2012. She

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NBC's Bad Judge Loses Showrunner

NBC's Bad Judge Loses Showrunner
Four episodes into filming its freshman run, NBC’s Bad Judge has been met with some bad news.

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Nurse Jackie cocreator Liz Brixius, who was named the new comedy’s showrunner in May, has vacated that post due to “creative differences,” our sister site Deadline reports.

Brixius’ successor as showrunner was not immediately named, but there is expected to be no delay in the comedy’s Thursday, Oct. 2 premiere.

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Created by Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) and
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Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC' 'Bad Judge'

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC' 'Bad Judge'
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Bad Judge" (NBC) The Pitch: From the title/narrative construction that brought you "Bad Santa" and "Bad Teacher" comes... "Bad Judge"! Quick Response: NBC's "Bad Judge" is the last Take Me To The Pilots entry for a show premiering this fall on a major network. I've saved it until the end for two good reasons: 1) As the title accurately teases, it's bad. 2) I'm reasonably sure that the pilot sent to critics in May isn't going to be the pilot that's going to air on NBC this fall. I think NBC liked the idea of doing a show with Kate Walsh and they liked the idea of ordering two pilots produced by Will Ferrell and they liked that the title is an easy sell. So Liz Brixius has been brought in to run the show and two major roles have been recast and another role is being pushed from the
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Press Tour: July 2014 NBC Executive Session Live-Blog

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Press Tour: July 2014 NBC Executive Session Live-Blog
It's Sunday (July 12) morning and it's showtime for NBC's day at the Television Critics Association press tour.  For the second straight tour, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke and President for Late Night and Alternative at NBC Paul Telegdy have mostly positive news to report, so we'll see what news they have to break and if there's anything bad we can find to bring up. You may recall that it was this same trio back in January that I goaded into promising a renewal for "Parks and Recreation" (a renewal that would have happened whether I opened my mouth or not).  Let's see what happens this year. 8:40 a.m. NBC is in first place, which can only mean one thing... Bacon at TCA breakfast! 8:45 a.m. The intro clip package refers to The NBC Resurgence. hard to quibble. 8:49 a.m. Robert Greenblatt was
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NBC’s ‘Bad Judge’ & CW’s ‘iZombie’ Recast Roles

Two more newly picked up broadcast series are undergoing recasting. NBC comedy Bad Judge is recasting two roles, played in the pilot by Mather Zickel and Arden Myrin, while the CW drama iZombie will be replacing Alexandra Krosney. Related: Georgia King & Sarah Baker Exit ‘The Odd Couple’ The two characters on Bad Judge are expected to undergo reworking. The project just-enlisted Liz Brixius as showrunner. Written by Chad Kultgen, Bad Judge, from Universal TV and Gary Sanchez, stars Kate Walsh as wild child Rebecca Wright, who knows how to have a good time but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. Zickel played Gary, a psychiatrist who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Rebecca, often is called into her courtroom as an expert witness — and often winds up necking furiously with her in chambers. Myrin played Jenny, Rebecca’s best
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Liz Brixius To Run NBC Comedy ‘Bad Judge’

Nurse Jackie co-creator Liz Brixius is set as executive producer and showrunner of NBC‘s newly picked up comedy series Bad Judge. The gig is part of an overall deal Brixius has with Universal Television, which produces Bad Judge with studio-based Gary Sanchez Prods. Written by Chad Kultgen, Bad Judge stars Kate Walsh as wild child Rebecca Wright who knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. Brixius will executive produce alongside Kultgen, Walsh, Anne Heche, Jill Sobel Messick, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Brixius, repped by Wme and Jamie Mandelbaum, most recently created NBC’s comedy pilot Girlfriend In A Coma. Related: NBC’s New Series Trailers: ‘Bad Judge’, More
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'Nurse Jackie' Co-Creator Set as 'Bad Judge' Showrunner

'Nurse Jackie' Co-Creator Set as 'Bad Judge' Showrunner
NBC's Bob Greenblatt is bringing Nurse Jackie's Liz Brixius back into the NBC fold. The former Nurse Jackie co-showrunner/co-creator has been tapped to oversee the network's new Kate Walsh comedy Bad Judge, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Bad Judge marks the series TV return of Private Practice alum Walsh, who exec produces and stars as a hard-living, hard-rocking, sexually unapologetic woman who happens to be a highly respected judge in the San Bernardino criminal court system. Photos: Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows The single-camera comedy, from Universal Television and Gary Sanchez Productions, hails from

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Merritt Wever Talks Emmy Acceptance Speech

She took home the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Merritt Wever made quite an impression at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards last night (September 22).

After blurting out, “Holy sh*t,” to her costar Edie Falco, the “Nurse Jackie” starlet took the stage at the Nokia Theatre and simply stated, “Oh my God, thanks so much. Thank you so much. Um, I gotta go. Bye!”

Once backstage, Wever noted, "I wanted to thank a lot of people – it's happening again. I wanted to thank everybody at Showtime. I wanted to thank most of all Edie Falco. I wanted to thank David and Gary and Matt at Showtime. I wanted to thank Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem, Richie Jackson, and…I wanted to thank Edie Falco very badly. It's hard to do those [Sighs]. Sorry."

When asked how she felt, Merritt confessed, "I don’t know yet. I'm scared honestly.
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NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’ Back On Track With David Frankel Directing

Exclusive: The Devil Wears Prada helmer David Frankel has signed on to direct NBC’s comedy pilot Girlfriend In a Coma, which had been dormant for the past four months. The network, writer Liz Brixius and producers, Wolf Films and Universal TV, made the decision to push the project in late March, shortly after the exit of Christina Ricci, originally cast as the lead. The pilot, whose script had been a favorite of NBC brass, is now headed to production again with Frankel on board, joined by original cast members Miranda Cosgrove and Daniel Stern whose options were extended. Based on Douglas Coupland’s book, Girlfriend In A Coma centers on Karen, a woman who was in a coma for many years and unexpectedly wakes up to find she has a 17-year-old daughter, Evie (Cosgrove). Stern plays Karen’s dad who has been raising Evie with his wife. Dick Wolf,
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Season finale review: 'Nurse Jackie' - 'Soul'

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Season finale review: 'Nurse Jackie' - 'Soul'
A quick review of last night's "Nurse Jackie" season finale — and season 5 as a whole — coming up just as soon as I kidnap you in a Zipcar... As I noted when I interviewed Edie Falco before this season began, there was a major behind the scenes change for "Jackie" season 5, with Clyde Phillips replacing co-creators Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem as showrunner. Given Phillips' penchant for hitting the reset button while he was in charge of "Dexter," I was wondering how quickly he would move to undo the big shakeup Brixius and Wallem had done to the...
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'Nurse Jackie' Season 5 finale review: Jackie's relapse could be a fresh start

"Nurse Jackie" finished off a wildly uneven Season 5 with an inevitable ending: Jackie fell off the wagon and started using again, at the exact time her friends and family were celebrating her year of sobriety.

We knew this was coming ever since last season, when Jackie (Edie Falco) bolted out of rehab before finishing the program. There's also the fact that this show is designed to track the trials and tribulations of an addict -- something that's a lot harder to do with a sober lead. What's disappointing is that Season 5 never did much to raise the stakes for that moment.

Maybe Jackie's perfunctory relapse will help straighten out the show, which struggled to find its way after the unprecedented highs of Season 4. A big shift behind-the-scenes -- creators and former showrunners Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem departed their roles and "Dexter" producer Clyde Phillips stepped in -- led to
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Showtime Renews 'Nurse Jackie' for a Sixth Season

Showtime Renews 'Nurse Jackie' for a Sixth Season
Jackie Peyton, the caustic but caring ER nurse and recovering addict played by Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie," will be back for a sixth season. Showtime's renewal of the half-hour dramedy came shortly after the network's announcement that "The Borgias" would be ending. Co-produced by Showtime and Lionsgate, "Nurse Jackie" is built around a terrific performance from Falco, who won an Emmy for the role in 2010. The show's had some struggles evolving over its run, but in recent seasons has introduced a few interesting, serious changes to Jackie's home and work life that have forced the character to grow. The series is currently nearing the end of its fifth year, with its season finale slated for Sunday, June 16. Clyde Phillips ("Dexter") took over as showrunner this year after co-creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius exited their roles as co-showrunners to develop new projects. Merritt Wever, who's gotten an Emmy nomination
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Nurse Jackie will get a sixth season

Ignoring the complaints of some sorehead reviewers who maintain that the Edie Falco series Nurse Jackie has already seen its best days, Showtime has decided that it’s going to be seeing a lot more of them, renewing the show for a sixth season. The announcement is not only happy news for Falco and her co-stars Anna Deavere Smith, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, and Peter Facinelli, but also a vote of confidence in showrunner and executive producer Clyde Phillips, who took the show over after the departure of co-creator Liz Brixius at the end of season four. Nurse Jackie typically ...
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Showtime Renews ‘Nurse Jackie’ for Sixth Season

Showtime Renews ‘Nurse Jackie’ for Sixth Season
Edie Falco is up for another shift on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

The half-hour dramedy about an ER nurse with addiction problems has been renewed for a sixth season by the pay cabler, which co-produces the series with Liongate TV.

The series is wrapping up a solid fifth season run this month, its first under the leadership of showrunner Clyde Phillips, who took the reins from creators Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem.

“This show is as sharp and compelling and entertaining as ever. I’m excited to get to see the next chapter in Jackie’s life,” Showtime entertainment prexy David Nevins said.

Per Showtime, “Nurse Jackie” has averaged 3.1 million viewers a week across all of its linear and VOD plays. That marks a 10% gain from season four.

In addition to Falco, series stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith and Peter Facinelli.
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