‘Weeds’ wins fourth season on Showtime

Conrad, Celia Hodes and Botwin clan fans rejoice! "Weeds" is coming back for another season.</P> <P>The premium cable network which is currently cleaning HBO’s clock has renewed the Lionsgate-produced comedy series for a fourth season, ordering 13 new episodes. </P> <P>The half-hour series, starring Mary-Louise Parker as a widowed mother in the suburbs who deals pot for a living is targeted to go into production in April, pending a lengthy WGA strike, for a summer debut according to Variety.</P> <P>"Weeds" is in its third season, for which Showtime had ordered an expanded 15 episodes for scheduling purposes. </P> <P>The series, which Lionsgate produces in association with Tilted Prods., was created and is executive produced by Jenji Kohan.</P> <P>Variety reports that "Weeds" ranks as Showtime’s most-watched original comedy series, with Season 3 outperforming the previous season by 19%, according to Nielsen Media Research. Season 3 also is Showtime’s most-watched original series among adults 18-34, and its total viewership divides almost equally between men and women (51% vs. 49%). </P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.