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TV Junkie: 'Nurse Jackie' Season 2 Premiere Event - Interviews with Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, & Cast

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Interviews with 'Nurse Jackie' cast members for Season 2 Premiere from Thomas Attila Lewis on Vimeo.

To kick off the second season of their popular series "Nurse Jackie", Showtime held a charity fundraiser in NYC's Gotham Hall. The "Nurse Jackie" Rx Games was an invite to watch real nurses from NY Presbyterian, Mt. Sinai, Sloan Kettering, NYU Medical Center and St. Vincent's and nursing students from Columbia Medical School, NYU College of Nursing and Hunter/Bellevue race against the clock as they competed in a course consisting of fun, medical-themed activities for $50,000 for their preferred charity with proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation and Amber Watch among others.

At the event we managed to grab a few minutes to talk about the upcoming season with cast members Peter Facinelli, Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Stephen Wallem, Lenny Jacobsen, and Arjun Gupta. Season 2 of "Nurse Jackie" begins tonight at 10pm on Showtime.

We've seen the first several episodes and, as Edie Falco puts it in the above video, things get very complicated around Jackie Peyton: man trouble, addiction trouble, trouble with the kids, etc. - and she's not the only one experiencing complications. Peter Facinelli's Dr. Cooper gets into even more (highly comedic) hot water and supporting cast members Lenny Jacobsen and Arjun Gupta begin to see their characters' involvement expand considerably.

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It's a great show that can't be classified - we hope you check it out if you aren't already a fan. If you haven't been watching the reruns over the past few weeks, be sure to tune in tonight from the very beginning as the synopsis will quickly get you back on track. "Nurse Jackie", 10pm on Showtime.


Edie Falco and Peter Facinelli star in Showtime's "Nurse Jackie". Season 2 begins tonight at 10pm [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Gotham Hall was the setting for the Nurse Jackie Rx Games fundraiser cohosted by Showtime. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Dominic Fumusa aka Kevin Peyton of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Peter Facinelli aka Dr. Fitch "Coop" Cooper of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" - he's also in some movies called "Twilight" or something. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]

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Multi-Emmy winner Edie Falco plays the lead in Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Most of the cast of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" enjoying a laug. The premiere of the second season is Monday, March 22, 2010. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


The spectacular oculus of Gotham Hall where the Nurse Jackie Rx Games fundraiser was held on March 18, 2010.