Showtime Cancels <i>United States Of Tara</i>, Renews <i>Nurse Jackie</i>

Showtime has canceled its acclaimed comedy-drama United States of Tara, TV Line reports. The series, which stars Toni Collette as a suburban housewife with dissociative identity disorder, will conclude its third, and now final, season on June 20.

Created by Diablo Cody from an idea by Steven Spielberg, Tara premiered in January 2009 to solid ratings, but has seen its audience shrink considerably; its third season has attracted about half as many viewers as the second. Collette won an Emmy Award in 2009 and a Golden Globe in 2010 for her portrayal of Tara Gregson.

There's better news, however, for fans of Nurse Jackie: The cable network renewed the dark comedy, which stars Edie Falco, for a fourth season.

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