Nurse Jackie Season 2 is upon us, and to promote the new episodes Showtime was lovely enough to invite my tape recorder and I to their premiere party/hospital charity event to interview the cast and watch some real-life nurses compete against each other in some Double Dare-esque challenges to raise money for cancer research and the like (you had to be there). Read on for some spoilers and insights into the new season from Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Dominic Fumusa (Jackie's husband Kevin) and Stephen Wallem (Thor!).
The all-powerful Oprah Winfrey is in talks to lend a stuntcasting hand to our beloved 30 Rock, the greatest show on television that hardly anybody is watching. She's thisclose to playing herself in an episode this fall, though it's not clear what her storyline will be. I for one hope she just shows up at TGS as a representative of The Black Crusaders, the group of highly powerful African-Americans who terrorized Tracey Jordon at the end of Season 1. Not so sure how down Oprah would be with that idea, but the mere fact that she's agreed to be on the show in the first place probably means she's aware of The Black Crusaders storyline and isn't too terribly offended by it. Or The Black Crusaders are real, and she's just come to disperse disinformation about them. I'm leaning towards the latter, because conspiracies are fun!