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'Nurse Jackie,' 'The Big C,' 'The Borgias' Get April Premieres On Showtime

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April showers will be bringing episodes of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C" and "The Borgias." All three shows will premiere on Sun., April 8.

The Season 4 of "Nurse Jackie" leads the night at 9 p.m. EST with Jackie (Edie Falco) finally confronting her addiction while trying to keep her troubled marriage and family intact. Season 4 guest stars include Bobby Cannavale, Rosie Perez, Joel Grey, Aida Turturro, Stephen Wallem, Arjun Gupta, Lenny Jacobson, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony.

The third season of "The Big C" follows at 9:30 p.m. EST. Cathy (Laura Linney) and her family are dealing with the tragedy that came at the end of last season. Viewers will also learn if Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) moved back indoors and whether or not Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) really took out a hit on her ex-fiance.

Closing out the night at 10 p.m. EST is "The Borgias," which returns for Season 2 with Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) trying to consolidate his power, but his children are defying his authority. Meanwhile, Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) will forge an alliance between Vanozza (Joanne Whalley) and Giulia (Lotte Verbeek) in an effort to battle Vatican corruption.

The network also announced a new documentary with the tentative title, "The World According to Dick Cheney." R.J. Cutler helms the special about the life of the former vice president. No premiere date has been announced.

"Like it or not, we live in a world defined by the domestic and international vision of Dick Cheney -- perhaps the single-most influential non-Presidential figure in American political history," Cutler said in a statement. "But for all the debate that his re-emergence in the public eye has caused, the fact is that Cheney the man remains an enigma, and the manner in which he utilized his power and experience to become such a dominating political figure, have been left largely unexplored. This documentary will shine a balanced and multi-dimensional light on this truly polarizing figure."

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