SHOWTIME’S ‘WEEDS’ FOR 3RD SEASON!!

Showtime has announced that the third season of “Weeds” will start August 13. Announcing at the same time that Matthew Modine will have a recurring role.Modine’s character reportedly will have business and personal interaction with Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy and Elizabeth Perkins’ Celia.

Also guest starring in the third season will be Zooey Deschanel as Justin Kirk’s character’s slightly deranged ex-girlfriend, Cat, as well as Carrie Fisher, who will play Arlene, Celia’s divorce attorney.

“Weeds” has been nominated for four Golden Globe awards, including best television comedy.

Weeds – Season 2 (R1) comes to DVD and Blu-ray in July!!

There is some news for the second season of Weeds, which will be released for DVD and Blu-ray on July 24. The sets include:

  • Exclusive marijuana mockumentaries
  • Commentaries by cast and crew
  • Trivia tracks
  • Musical performances
  • Gag reel
  • Showtime original content
  • …and more

Lionsgate has set the SRP for either set at $39.98, choosing not to add a premium to the Blu-ray set. I hope to have artwork soon.

Weeds Season One (Region 2) in July!

Lions Gate Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Weeds: Season One for 2nd July 2007 priced at £29.99.Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon star in this series which examines family life in the suburban neighbourhood of Agrestic, California, where recently widowed Nancy Botwin (Parker) is finding it hard to make ends meet while raising her two sons. Left with more family debt than expected, Nancy embarks on a new career as a pot dealer to pay the bills. As her business continues to grow, she has to hide her new career from her family and her best friend, PTA president Celia Hodes (Perkins). In the neighbourhood of Agrestic, nothing is what it seems.

Two-discs hold all ten episodes of the first series which – unlike the Region 1 release – is presented in Anamorphic Widescreen. Alongside DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English subtitles you can also expect the following extras:

  • “Smoke & Mirrors” – an original marijuana mockumentary
  • Agrestic “herbal” recipes
  • Audio commentaries from the cast and show creator
  • Smokey Snippets
  • Suburban Shakedown
  • Showtime Original Series Short 1
  • Showtime Original Series Short 2
  • All Too Much – More than a Friend Music Video
  • Showtime Original Special

Weeds S1 in Widescreen and HD!!

Showtime’s award-winning TV series, “Weeds,” is now available for the first time on Blu-ray disc from Lionsgate. The Blu-ray disc includes all ten episodes from Weeds: Season One, presented for the first time in high-definition and widescreen format. The disc is loaded with special features including “Smoke & Mirrors,” an original marijuana mockumentary, Agrestic “herbal” recipes, and audio commentaries from cast and crew.

BD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Smoke and Mirrors”- original marijuana mockumentary
  • Smokey Snippets – humorous “extras” from cast interviews
  • Six commentaries with cast and crew including two from show creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan, Romany Malco, Kevin Nealon, Tonye Patano and Craig X
  • Showtime Original Content including a special on Suburbia
  • Agrestic “herbal” recipes
  • “More than a friend” by All Too Much music video

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2005
Title Copyright: © MMV Lions Gate Television Inc.
Type: Blu-ray Premiere
Rating: N/R
Genre: Comedy, TV
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captions
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Format: 1080P High Definition Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 283 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 6.1 DTS HD, 5.1 Dolby Digital EX

Weeds S3 News!

According to Elizabeth own words, “Weeds” cast mates are set to begin production on the third season of their critically acclaimed show in three weeks but she’s not looking forward to getting back into the skin of her icy character, Celia Hodes. “No, I don’t miss her at all. I can’t wait to shut the trailer door. She’s a nightmare,” admits Elizabeth. Certainly Elizabeth herself is much kinder and gentler in real life.

“I’m probably not as nice as you
think I am,” she responds with a smile before her husband, cinematographer
Julio Macat, chimes in, “She’s very nice. She’s the opposite of Celia.”
Perkins goes on to say, “There are parts of her I might bring
home, but not too many, hopefully. I can definitely say I’m a better mother,
but I don’t think it’s that hard to be a better mother than Celia.”

Lionsgate’s Acclaimed Showtime Comedy WEEDS Earns 4 Golden Globe Award Nominations!!

Lionsgate’s acclaimed Showtime comedy WEEDS has earned four Golden Globe Award® nominations, including nods for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical; Mary-Louise Parker for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical; Elizabeth Perkins for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; and Justin Kirk for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

EEDS leads the field of Golden Globe® contenders for the TV awards along with Grey’s Anatomy, which also scored four nominations. This marks the second time the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized the performances of Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins on WEEDS. Both were nominated for Golden Globes® last year and Parker went on to win.

Widely praised for its bold and provocative look at the complicated life of a suburban, pot-dealing mother, WEEDS is Showtime’s most watched comedy and one of the most talked about series on television. Recently renewed for its third season, the series is created and executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate in association with Tilted Productions. Shooting resumes in Los Angeles next spring for a summer 2007 third season launch.

WEEDS is also enjoying great success internationally. Lionsgate has licensed the series to 130 territories, including the U.K., Canada, Latin America, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Australia.

“We salute our extraordinary cast and creative team,” said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate’s President of Television Programming and Production, “and we’re thrilled that the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press have recognized WEEDS in such a significant way.”

The 64th annual Golden Globes® will be awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2007.

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