This series is a single-camera comedy about a single mother who makes ends meet by selling marijuana in the fictional suburb of Agrestic, California. The series exposes the dirty little secrets that lie behind the pristine lawns and shiny closed doors of homes in the of this gated community. Mary Louise Parker stars as the suburban mom who resorts to selling weed to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Jenji Kohan executive produces and writes the series.
Beginning with the premiere of the fourth season, the show shifted it's premise in almost it's entirety by relocating the cast to the fictional border town of Ren Mar after Agrestic burned to the ground. From here Nancy gave up her green thumb and began trafficking drugs over the border. Airing Information:
Preview of pilot aired on Sunday, August 7, 2005 on Showtime at 10 PM EST with repeats on the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10PM EST.
From then on episodes aired first on Mondays at 10PM EST with repeats on Mondays right after the episode premiere and on Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00PM EST and approximately 10:30PM EST and Sunday at 10:30PM EST.
The season premiere will air on Monday, August 14, 2006 on Showtime.
The season premiere will air on Monday, August 13, 2007 on Showtime at 10 PM EST.
Produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Titled Productions. Weeds has received a 10-episode commitment for it's first season. It was renewed after Weeds received a Golden Globe Nomination and the two leading ladies received nominations also. The 13 episodes of the second season were filmed. Theme Song:
"Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds
Awards and Nominations:
63rd Annual Golden Globes in 2006
1. Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Weeds (Showtime - Lions Gate Television, Inc.)
2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy:
Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin)
3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Elizabeth Perkins (Celia Hodes)
- Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 3 premiere date: Aug 13, 2007
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Every character bursts with life here, in what may be the most fully realized show on TV. [13 Aug 2007]
While Botwin's crime world is the engine that drives "Weeds," there is much more to the show than that. At its core, it's a subtle satire of suburban life, politics, social mores and race. [13 Aug 2007]
This isn't the best role TV can give Parker, but it'll do for now. [13 Aug 2007]
It has so much going for it on paper -- notably Mary-Louise Parker as a pot-dealing soccer mom -- but the series' creators remain so pleased with themselves that they're rarely as funny as they obviously think they are. [13 Aug 2007]
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2