"The Big C," "Weeds" Renewed by Showtime

News   "The Big C," "Weeds" Renewed by Showtime
The Showtime series "The Big C" and "Weeds," which respectively star stage veterans Laura Linney and Mary-Louise Parker, have been renewed for another season by Showtime, according to ew.com. Both series will return next year at an undetermined time.

Laura Linney
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"The Big C," which premiered Aug. 16, follows a suburban wife, mother and teacher (Linney, of Time Stands Still, The Crucible and "John Adams," among others) who discovers that she has terminal cancer.

"Weeds," which covers a suburban widow (Parker, a Tony Award winner for Proof and Emmy winner for "Angels in America") who becomes a marijuana dealer, will start its seventh season next year.

The premiere episode of "The Big C" garnered the highest ratings for a Showtime series premiere in eight years (6.5 million viewers). The "Weeds" season-premiere ratings (over 6 million viewers) were also a record for the series.

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