Actor Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") is joining the cast of "Nurse Jackie," according to a media announcement emailed by Showtime, on August 20, 2014. Shaloub, who won three Emmys as the obsessive-compulsive detective on "Monk," joins Emmy winner Edie Falco for the seventh season of the Showtime comedy.
Falco stars as a flawed, but gifted, emergency room nurse who is on a downward spiral, due to drug addiction. Jackie (Falco) ended season six in big trouble but it appears that she will return to work.
Shalhoub stars in a recurring role as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). The compassionate doctor offers friendship to Jackie, who desperately needs a friend and ally.
Shalloub won four straight Emmy nominations and three wins for his starring role in "Monk." He has also appeared in he long-running sitcom Wings, and Men in Black and Men in Black II. Other film appearances include Stanley Tucci’s hit Big Night, Made Up, Barton Fink, Cars and Cars II, and the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has also earned credits and accolades on Broadway, including Tony Award nominations for Act One, Golden Boy, Lend Me a Tenor, Conversations with My Father, The Heidi Chronicles and The Odd Couple.
"Nurse Jackie" also stars Emmy winner Merritt Wever as Nurse Zoey, Dominic Fumusa, Paul Schulze, Betty Gilpin, Ruby Jerins, Stephen Wallem, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also executive produce.