Mercy Mercy

Why so many nursing shows lately? It may be the economy's fault.

Showtime's Nurse Jackie and TNT's HawthoRNe will soon be joined by NBC's new drama Mercy. It's just another sign that the recession has turned networks' attention from upscale doctors and lawyers to the pink-collar workers who didn't always get their due on the air.

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