ANA Call to Action: Showtime to Release Dark Comedy on a NYC Nurse

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03/04/08
As anyone in the nursing profession knows, the portrayal of nurses in the media is often inaccurate and sometimes downright sexist and insulting.

Showtime is working on a new dark comedy with Emmy nominated Edie Falco, who played Carmella Soprano on “The Sopranos.” Falco will play a New York City nurse who doesn’t hesitate to tell her superiors off. Falco’s character is said to have a personal life that is “precarious, unpredictable and demanding in ways that she is surprisingly not always prepared for.”

The show is described as a dark comedy in the tradition of “Weeds,” the series, which doesn’t have a name yet, will be shot in New York City. Showtime is hoping for a premiere sometime late this year.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) would like you to contact Showtime and urge them to create more accurate depictions of nursing. If we stand together to end harmful negative stereotypes and encourage good ones, the nursing profession will have the social, political and financial support it so richly deserves.

Letters of complaint can be mailed to the following: Showtime Networks Inc., ATTN: Robert Greenblatt, President, Entertainment, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Thank you

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