Tony Shalhoub joins Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’

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Tony Shalhoub Joins Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie' (1)

Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role and joined the cast of Showtime’s dark comedy Nurse Jackie.

Showtime announced Wednesday that the former “Monk” star will play an ER doctor named Bernard Prince on the show.

Tony Shalhoub will replace the character of Peter Facinelli, who will not return to the series for the upcoming seventh season. Facinelli is heading over to NBC’s fall drama Odyssey.

Variety reports that Shalhoub’s character will have a “great bedside manner” and work well with boss Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He’ll also “offer Jackie (Edie Falco) something she desperately needs — a friend.”

Nurse Jackie, which has been nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy awards and has won four of them, airs its season 7 on April 2015.

Photos by: FayesVision/Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

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