Albert Brooks Is Waiting in the 'Weeds'
'Finding Nemo' star will play Nancy's disapproving father-in-law
"Weeds" will kick off its new season on Monday, June 16 at 10 p.m. ET with Brooks making his first appearance as Len Botwin, estranged father-in-law/father to Mary-Louise Parker's Nancy and Justin Kirk's Andy.
Brooks' character comes into play as the Botwin clan (and a couple of their close friends and associates) leave the smoldering ruins of Agrestic behind and take up residence in Ren Mar, a fictional beach community nearly the Mexican border. The Botwins will be moving in with Len's ailing mother, which causes family tensions.
It's expected that Brooks will appear in at least four of the season's 13 episodes.
An Oscar nominee for "Broadcast News" and beloved by a generation of children for his voice work in Pixar's "Finding Nemo," Brooks' most recent credits as a writer-director-star include "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World," "The Muse" and "Mother."