Falco Solo for Showtime Comedy


You just can’t walk away from The Sopranos and expect roles of matching caliber (see: Paulie Walnuts – Denny’s), though Edie Falco – the most visible of the alums so far with a 3 episode stint on 30 Rock – has designs on returning to pay cable. But she’s not coming back to HBO: Falco has signed on to headline a 30-minute comedy series for Showtime about “an iron-willed Gotham nurse balancing the challenges of work in an urban hospital and a difficult personal life.” The show is said to provide “a darkly comedic view of a health care.” (Variety)

Becoming the third HBO star to make the leap to Showtime, after Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under to Dexter) and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Takes On to Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union – to debut late March), Falco met with network president Bob Greenblatt last summer, looking for her next full-time series, and was matched with writers Linda Wallem (The Comeback, That 70’s Show) and Liz Brixius, who will produce and show run for the as-yet-untitled pilot. Said Greenblatt, “To be bringing Edie Falco to Showtime is both a privilege and an honor. She sits firmly in the pantheon of the great actresses of our day, and to have found a show and a great role that meets her standards after six seasons of The Sopranos is our distinct pleasure and great fortune. Bada bing is all I can think of to say!” (Multichannel News) Bada zing, Bob! Good one!

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