Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for The Borgias, Nurse Jackie & The Big C

Clarissa January 12, 2012 0

Showtime is making its own announcements this morning at the TCAs and it has announced the return dates for three of its shows. In fact, the new seasons for all three shows will begin on the same date: Sunday, April 8.

Nurse Jackie will begin its fourth season at 9:00 p.m. ET on that date, while The Big C’s third season will premiere at 9:30 p.m. ET. The Borgias will return for its second season beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Here’s some information for the upcoming seasons:

Nurse Jackie: When season four returns, Jackie is coming to realize that both karma and sobriety can be tough. In addition to finally confronting her addiction, Jackie must also attempt to save her troubled marriage and keep her family from falling apart. At work, Jackie’s street smarts and sardonic wit are tested even further by an ambitious new hospital administrator (special guest star Bobby Cannavale), determined to run a tight ship and keep her in line.

The Big C: In the season two finale, we left Cathy doubled over in grief at seeing the ghost of her husband Paul (Oliver Platt), as her brother Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) and son Adam (Gabriel Basso) look on, unaware of what could be causing her so much pain. When season three returns, we’ll discover how Cathy and her family are coping with the repercussions, if Sean has moved back indoors, and if Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) has taken out a hit out on her ex-fiancé for jilting her at the altar.

The Borgias: Season two finds Pope Alexander seeking to consolidate his power and enlisting his family to take an oath of revenge on the great noble houses that dared to stand against him, causing his Papacy to face political turmoil once again. But Alexander’s real problems lie with his children, all of whom are growing up and defying his authority. Lucrezia forges an unlikely alliance between Vanozza and Giulia, and together they plot to battle Vatican corruption. The sibling rivalry between Cesare and Juan will soon turn to hatred as their father’s unwavering favoritism toward Juan triggers Cesare to engage his dark side. Elsewhere in Rome, Alexander’s old enemy Della Rovere has entered the city incognito and conspires to assassinate him.