Mark Schafer/SHOWTIME
Natalie Abrams
September 10, 2014 AT 07:23 PM EDT

Nurse Jackie is no more. Showtime announced Wednesday that the Edie Falco drama will return for a seventh and final season, which will begin production this week.

“Edie is one of our finest actresses,” Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement. “We are so honored to have had her on the network. She creates indelible characters and Nurse Jackie Peyton is no exception. I know this final season will bring her story to a close that will satisfy the ever-growing number of loyal viewers who have been entranced and, at times, appalled by Jackie through the years. I want to thank Edie, the incredible cast of Nurse Jackie and Clyde Phillips and Richie Jackson who have led the show to the success that it is today.”

The series, which debuted in 2009, averaged 2.4 million weekly viewers during its sixth season. Over the course of six seasons, the show garnered multiple nominations, with both Edie Falco and Merritt Wever taking home Emmys.

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