Toni Collette and Edie Falco Toni Collette and Edie Falco

Fresh off their strong season premieres, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara have each been renewed for a third season, Showtime announced Thursday.

Both shows have been picked up for 12 episodes each and will go into production later this year. 

Watch Nurse Jackie's Season 2 premiere now

"Showtime is enormously proud of these two series starring two of the best actresses working today," Robert Greenblatt, Showtime's president of entertainment, said. "Both are iconic shows for our brand and our thanks to the dedicated producers, cast, and crews who work so hard to make them so great."   

Watch Tara's Season 2 premiere now

Jackie, starring Edie Falco, hit a series high on Monday, garnering 1.5 million viewers during two airings. Tara, starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette, pulled in 1.2 million viewers, on par with its series premiere.Are you excited for more Jackie and Tara?