This Is Terrible News

Get ready to hear the worst news you've heard since it was announced that The Sopranos was ending back in 2005. According to Deadline, Showtime is ending Nurse Jackie , their longtime drama starring Edie Falco as a mother, nurse, and occasional narcotics addict. It's the show that earned Falco her fourth Emmy in 2010, this one in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category — and, as her previous three Emmys for The Sopranos were in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, it also made her the only actress to win an Emmy in both categories. This show ending is such a tragedy.

"Edie is one of our finest actresses...we are so honored to have had her on the network," Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement confirming the news. "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'm sure it will too, and I know shows have to end at some point, but...why does this one have to end?!

Also confirming the news was series star Stephen Wallem, who posted a sad tweet along with a picture of the cast during one of their last table reads:

At the very least, you can rest assured that your sorrow is shared with tons of other fans trying to deal with this news right now: Twitter pretty much started going crazy the second that the announcement was made official, and the #NurseJackie tag right now is pretty much a beacon of sadness right now. At least there are others who know how we're hurting.

Everything hurts.