The seventh season of "Nurse Jackie" will be the last. ©2012 Showtime Networks Inc.

The seventh season of “Nurse Jackie” will be the last.
©2012 Showtime Networks Inc.

(Relaxnews) – Showtime has announced that the adventures of the cynical, pill-popping New York City nurse will draw to a close at the end of the next season, which is slated to air in spring 2015.

“Nurse Jackie” has long been one of the Showtime’s most enduringly popular shows, along with “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “Californication.” As production on the seventh season kicked off this week, the network announced that this will be the show’s last run.

Created by Evan Dunsky, the dramatic comedy stars Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a smart yet troubled nurse juggling her hectic personal life with her high-stress job in the ER at a New York hospital.

Nominated for several Emmy Awards in her role on the show, Falco won the trophy for best actress in a comedy in 2010. The series was also honored with a Humanitas Prize, and several Prism Awards for its realistic portrayal of addiction.

Due to air next spring, the seventh season of “Nurse Jackie” will introduce a new character played by “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub.

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