'Nurse Jackie' Returning Early with 'United States of Tara'

SHOWTIME has announced the air dates for some its highly-anticipated programming for first and second quarter 2010. Highlighting the new schedule will be a Monday comedy block pairing of the second season of SHOWTIME's acclaimed Nurse Jackie starring Emmy award-winner Edie Falco leading into the second season of United States of Tara showcasing Toni Collette in her Emmy award-winning title role. Nurse Jackie will premiere on Monday, March 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT followed by United States of Tara at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

Additionally, the fourth and final season of SHOWTIME's award-winning period drama The Tudors starring Golden Globe award-winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers will premiere on Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

The movie event of the New Year will be the television premiere of blockbuster feature film TWILIGHT on Saturday, January 23. Original comedy series will also populate the network from January through March with Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and the debut of British comedy sensation Marc Wootton's new La La Land -- in which he plays three different characters in real situations with unsuspecting real Los Angelenos all premiering Monday, January 25.

Here's what Showtime looks like in the months ahead:
  • Saturday, January 23rd TBD Twilight Film
  • Monday, January 25th 10:00 PM ET/PT Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 3
  • Monday, January 25th 10:30 PM ET/PT Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Season 3
  • Monday, January 25th 11:00 PM ET/PT La La Land Season 1
  • Monday, March 22nd 10:00 PM ET/PT Nurse Jackie Season 2
  • Monday, March 22nd 10:30 PM ET/PT United States of Tara Season 2
  • Sunday, April 11th 9:00 PM ET/PT The Tudors Season 4
-press release

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