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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Nurse Jackie' Season 4

Season 4 of Showtime pill-popping adultery medical comedy series Nurse Jackie comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Emmy-award winning Edie Falco stars as the titular Nurse Jackie, this season struggling with sobriety and being a mom in New York City and also nurse things at her work. The show returns for a fifth season this spring so there is still time for you to catch up, probably with the help of this DVD.

HBO vs. Showtime: Battle of the Premium Cable Comedies

Earlier this week, Showtime aired the premieres of Californication, now in its fourth season, and the brand new show Episodes. For years, the network barely bothered with comedy, but lately, with the rise of HBO, they’ve been trying to make shows beyond Dexter and The L Word, shows that will actually make you laugh. But how are they doing compared to their main competitor (sorry, Starz)? Let's pit Showtime and HBO's current five best comedies against one another and see who comes out on top.

Nurse Jackie Still Has More Drugging to Do

With its fourth-season finale coming up in a couple weeks, Nurse Jackie has already been renewed for a fifth season. For which former Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips will replace the two departing executive producers. So I guess Nurse J is going to start attempting to murder people but before they die, she'll nurse them back to health, just so she can murder them a second time (like a Super Dexter). Also, she'll do drugs.

What Do We Think About These Emmy Submission Episodes, Hmmm?

While some programs are still selecting the episodes for their comedy Emmy submissions, Deadline has 10 episodes that have already been selected. How exactly does a show chose the handful of episodes to be judged? As Community's Dan Harmon put it, "I want to see character, I want to see story, I want to see television taken seriously. It’s grounded in character. Nobody is wearing a weird costume; no one is acting like they’re in The Matrix.” Or he just hasn't seen the best Matrix-based situation comedy script. Yet. Each series is allowed to submit 6 episodes for the category of Outstanding Comedy series, so let's start casting [...]