Showtime wants more ‘Weeds’.

Sunday, Nov 18, 2007

The third season of Weeds promised in last month’s season finale now looks to be a reality.The future of the pot-infused comedy may not have been in any doubt, but Showtime finally announced the third-season pick-up on Thursday, meaning that viewers will get to see the resolution to the finale’s myriad cliffhangers.

Production on a 15-episode third season will begin in spring 2007, with an eye toward a late-summer premiere.

“Weeds’ is quintessential Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” says Showtime Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt.

The finale, which featured the death of a major character and ended with several more characters engaged in a stand-off, was apparently the most watched in the show’s history, not that Showtime gives out viewership figures.

Star Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for her role as a marijuana-dealing suburban mom and the series was nominated for the best comedy series Globe. Five Emmy nominations, including one for co-star Elizabeth Perkins, followed.