Showtime renews 'The Big C,' 'Weeds'

Net cited 'record-breaking premiere night ratings'

NEW YORK -- Showtime has picked up new seasons of hit comedies "The Big C," starring Laura Linney, and "Weeds."

The network cited "record-breaking premiere night ratings for both original series" in announcing the renewals Monday afternoon.

The new seasons will premiere on the network in 2011.

"The unprecedented viewership for both 'The Big C' and 'Weeds' proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do," said Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins. "There are definitely more comedic adventures in store for these fascinating, complex women."

The renewals are Nevins' first since joining the network.
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