It only debuted last night but Showtime has already given a second season order to it’s newest scripted series Nurse Jackie. It sometimes sounds odd when this happens but Showtime is known for confirming second season orders for brand new shows. It’s happened with Weeds, United States of Tara, Californication, Tudors and even Huff.
In the case of Huff, it wasn’t such a great thing as season two kinda bombed. That was a quality problem, though. The writers and producers kinda went off the deep end with their second and final season using ridiculous plot lines and overly dramatic situations. It was a real change from the subtle quirk and discomfort that made season one so interesting.
Nurse Jackie has been getting pretty good reviews from everyone: bloggers, pro-critics and even the general public if you’re a Twitter user. The Showtime PR department has set their twitter account to automatically notify them anytime someone writes a twitter about the show, which is something I figured out when they started following my account less than 5 minutes after posting something about the show so…Hey Showtime PR Department!
The release on this afternoon says of last night’s ratings for the premiere “…is better than the premiere ratings for most everything currently on Showtime’s lineup, including “Weeds,” “Dexter,” “The Tudors” and “Californication.”
If you’ve ever read Showtime press releases for new series, though, you probably realize that you’ve heard that before. They announce that for pretty much every new show that debuts. That’s not to say it isn’t true – I’m sure it is. You can’t fake the Nielsen’s. I’m just get a chuckle out of reading it at the end of every Showtime post-premiere or second season announcement.