'Weeds,' 'The Big C' renewed by Showtime

weeds-big-c-320.jpg "Weeds" and "The Big C," Showtime's Monday night double-headed dramedies, have been renewed for another season, the network announced Monday (Sept. 20).

"The unprecedented viewership for both 'The Big C' and 'Weeds' proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do," says 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 (Mary-Louise Parker) 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," continues Nevins. "We're thrilled that these two signature shows will be returning to the network in 2011."

It will be the seventh season of "Weeds" and the second of "The Big C." The showrunner told us that each season of "The Big C" will be a different season of the year, so the second season should continue Cathy's journey into the fall of her battle with cancer.

"Weeds" and "The Big C" air Monday nights at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime. Are you excited they're coming back next summer?

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