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TCA Press Tour: Falco not at home with 'House'

January 9, 2010 |  2:47 pm

Nurse Jackie "Nurse Jackie," the Showtime comedy starring Edie Falco as an addicted nurse, has a few similarities with Fox's "House." Both shows are centered on dedicated and savvy medical experts who have dysfunctional lives and edgy personalities. Both main characters constantly clash with staff and loved ones.

But while some doctors may have expressed some reservations about "House," Falco said she has not encountered any ill feelings from members of the medical community about her show.

"They speak only about the love," Falco said today as she spoke to reporters during the first day of the Television Critics Assn. Press Tour. "They really only say nice things about us. People have been very kind."

She added that she's never seen "House," almost apologizing to reporters.

Falco said she continues to enjoy working on the show, even as her character gets deeper into trouble at work and grapples with being torn between her husband and her lover. She said she "immediately felt a visceral connection" with Jackie when she first read the pilot script, but continues to be "surprised" by the show's direction and plot twists.

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Edie Falco. Credit: Showtime