I know that I love Weeds and The Big C, but I wasn’t sure if everyone felt that way. Weeds has undoubtedly changed a lot, and people aren’t always accepting of newer shows. But the ratings have spoken. We all love these shows! As a result, Showtime has renewed both shows for another season. Making my Monday nights just a little bit better.
What did the ratings say? The Weeds season 6 premiere had 6 million viewers, which was a record premiere episode for that show. The Big C premiere episode had 6.5 million viewers.
“The unprecedented viewership for both THE BIG C and WEEDS proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do,“ said SHOWTIME President of Entertainment David Nevins. “There are definitely more comedic adventures in store for these fascinating, complex women. For six seasons, we’ve happily traveled along with Nancy Botwin and we’re equally as excited to follow Laura Linney and THE BIG C team as they chart Cathy’s unique journey through such a provocative and personal subject as cancer. We’re thrilled that these two signature shows will be returning to the network in 2011.”
Season 2 of The Big C (from Sony Pictures Television) and Weeds (from Lionsgate) season 7 will premiere on Showtime in 2011.