Morris Chestnut Joins Cast of Nurse Jackie Season 5

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Morris Chestnut will be scrubbing in to Nurse Jackie Season 5.

According to Deadline, the actor (V, American Horror Story) has signed on for a multi-episode arc in which he'll portray Dr. Ike Prentiss, a new trauma doctor and former Army medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Look for the character to be in need of some serious bedside manners.

Morris Chestnut as Luke

The site also confirms that stage actress Marcy Harriell has been cast as a new nurse on the Showtime drama, a mother of three who takes as many shifts as she can in order to support her children.

Nurse Jackie Season 5 will premiere in the spring of 2013.

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