“National Weeds Awareness Week” on TV Guide

I just wanted to let you know that next week is “National Weeds Awareness Week” on TV Guide Network. The six-day marathon of “Weeds” kicks off on Sunday, October 17 at 9pm ET/PT airing seasons 1-3 and runs each night from 9pm to 2am ET/PT until Friday, October 22.  And to keep “Weeds” awareness strong following the television marathon, TV Guide Network will air four back-to-back episodes of “Weeds” every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT starting October 24.

“Weeds” has received multiple awards including: 10 Golden Globe® nominations, including one win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Mary-Louise Parker); 19 Emmy® nominations, including nods for Best Comedy Series, Best Actress (Mary-Louise Parker), Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Perkins) and Best Directing; and multiple Screen Actors Guild® Award nominations for Mary-Louise Parker and the entire ensemble.

Sunday, October 17 marks the start of the first ever “National Weeds Awareness Week,” created to educate the public about this silent deprivation.  “National Weeds Awareness Week” gives ordinary adults, health care providers, public policy makers and the media an opportunity to encourage their loved ones to experience “Weeds” on a regular basis.  Americans are encouraged to participate in local activities such as hosting “Weeds Week” parties, wearing green to work and attending events at neighborhood taverns to share their knowledge of “Weeds” with strangers.  These fun, community-oriented activities help people take the “Weeds” awareness issue into their own hands, empowering them to create the enlightenment necessary for true happiness.

“National Weeds Awareness Week” resources and ideas can be found on its official website, www.WeedsAwareness.com, which will include: a “Grow Weeds Awareness” starter kit with printable signs and bumper stickers to show support for the cause; a “How to Throw Your Own ‘Weeds’ Party” guide with party recipes and fun “Weeds” trivia; a pledge drive to encourage citizens everywhere to change the world through watching “Weeds,” plus other activities.

TV Guide Network’s “National Weeds Awareness Week” marathon will raise “Weeds” consciousness across the country.  It will give concerned citizens a comprehensive opportunity to make-up for their lack of “Weeds” and to recognize the benefits of regular “Weeds” consumption.

About “Weeds”

The critically acclaimed comedy series “Weeds” follows the complicated life of a single suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), who struggles to support her family and maintain her upper-middle class lifestyle after her husband suddenly dies.  Created by Emmy® Award winner Jenji Kohan, the series also stars Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould and Justin Kirk.  “Weeds” is executive produced by Jenji Kohan, Roberto Benabib and Matthew Salsberg.  The series is currently in its sixth season on Showtime and has been picked-up for its seventh season.

For more information, visit:  www.WeedsAwareness.com or www.tvguidenetworkpr.com