Showtime: Weeds still smokin'

By Tim Surette

Jul 21, 2008

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Friday afternoon at the TCA press tour was set aside for Showtime, and the cable network used its time to make a slew of newsworthy announcements, including extending its hit comedy Weeds for two more seasons.

Weeds, starring Mary-Louise Parker as a single suburban mom who gets into the drug trade, will be back for its fifth and sixth seasons, says Variety. Each season order was for 13 episodes.

Showtime is also working on a spin-off of The L Word, which concludes its series run next year. Details on the new show are still under wraps, but it will focus on one of the female characters from The L Word and chronicle her life moving forward.

The cable network also officially announced a series pickup for the new Edie Falco (The Sopranos), ordering 13 episodes. The comedy, which stars Falco as a busy New York nurse with an equally frantic personal life, has also been given a name--Nurse Jackie.

Penn & Teller: Bulls*** was also picked up for a seventh season, and Diablo Cody's The United States of Tara will debut in early 2009.

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  • pascalbajoo Oct 28, 2008

    2 more seasons of Weeds not bad at all, hope that it will be less darker then the 4th seasons, as think are going bad for everyone. hope it it will be soon.

  • CharlieFubar Jul 23, 2008

    they need to give us weeds fans what we want.... less celia and more street level mom dealing action =)

  • linangel85 Jul 23, 2008

    i hope they do something better with this show. the third season was not as good as 1 or 2 and i've only seen the first ep. of this season and it's very not so good so far. they'd better have some good stuff happen to make watching another two seasons worthwhile.

  • steph3099 Jul 23, 2008

    Weeds has the ability to continually evolve, creating an awesomely fresh program that all weeds fans, i think, will now look forward too and enjoy.

  • weedworks54 Jul 23, 2008

    I think this current season, is the best yet. Looking forward to more.

  • MikeAAA Jul 23, 2008

    I'm halfway through Weeds season 3 on DVD and it's not grabbing me like previous seasons. The characters are turning more cartoonish and the plot lines are way over the top. I love me some Mary Louise Parker, but her acting is starting to grate. Hope it bounces back.

  • heroesfan07 Jul 22, 2008

    2 more seasons of Weeds whoo hoo. I'll try the 2 new shows.

  • aceking101 Jul 22, 2008

    great news .........

  • i5star Jul 22, 2008

    Awesome I love Weeds!!!

  • finalcross Jul 22, 2008

    Great to hear. Weeds is definitely one of the best shows around and I'm glad we'll be getting more of it.

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