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Showtime announces premiere dates for returning series “Nurse Jackie,” “United States of Tara” and new series “The Borgias”

Melissa Hayer Published: January 22, 2011
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie (Season 2) - Photo: Martin Segal/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: nurse_jackie_gal2_ef_043
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie (Season 2) - Photo: Martin Segal/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: nurse_jackie_gal2_ef_043

“Nurse Jackie” returns to Showtime for its third season at 9 p.m. March 28 and picks up right where it left off at the end of the second season with Jackie (Edie Falco) facing an unwanted intervention.

Following “Nurse Jackie” at 9:30 p.m March 28, “United States of Tara” comes back for its third season as well, and features Toni Collette as a mother struggling with dissociative identity disorder. Eddie Izzard joins the cast this season as a college professor who presents a challenge to Tara when she decides to go back to school, according to a Showtime news release.

“The Borgias” begins with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. April 3, is directed by Oscar winner Neil Jordan and stars Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia, the patriarch of one of history’s most notorious families who became Pope in 1492. The show will then regularly air from 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays.

Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia in The Borgias (Episode 1) - Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME- Photo ID: TheBorgias_101_0774
Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia in The Borgias (Episode 1) - Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME- Photo ID: TheBorgias_101_0774

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