Weeds (2005–2012)

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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.


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Series cast summary:
 Nancy Botwin (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Silas Botwin (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Shane Botwin (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Doug Wilson (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Andy Botwin (99 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Celia Hodes (63 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Isabelle Hodes (57 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Dean Hodes (57 episodes, 2005-2012)
 Heylia James (41 episodes, 2005-2011)


After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling -- even city councilman Doug Wilson (Nealon) -- Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her neighbor/pseudo-friend/PTA president, Celia Hodes (Perkins). Written by IMDb Editors (Corrected by bdb4269)

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7 August 2005 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Jenji Kohan came up with the characters of the three brothers that work with Demetri, based on the Hanson brothers of Slap Shot (1977), because Pablo Schneider wasn't available for the season 7 finale and his character's absence had to be explained somehow. See more »


During seasons 2 through 5, several episodes feature a DEA agent named Roy Till with the rank of Captain. The Drug Enforcement Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Justice, has no such rank. See more »


Nancy Botwin: I'm not a dealer, I'm a mother who happens to distribute illegal products through a sham bakery set up by my ethically questionable CPA and his crooked lawyer friend.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.21 (2009) See more »


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7 October 2005 | by (Cayman Islands) – See all my reviews

I haven't been a dedicated fan of a TV series since Moonlighting back in the 80's but I'm totally hooked on Weeds. Mary-Louise Parker plays the role of Nancy Botwin perfectly! As a widowed housewife trying to maintain an upper class lifestyle for herself and her two sons by selling weed, she obviously encounters problems maintaining her two roles....mother and drug dealer. Parker really emphasizes this "dual role" and she does it brilliantly....you'll find yourself really feeling for the character and cheering for her all the way. Elizabeth Perkins in the role of Celia, Nancy's close friend, is phenomenal. Watch her carefully in this show, her brilliant acting and her characters dry sarcastic nature provides much of the shows' comedic value but it is sometimes very subtle. I personally think Perkins deserves a supporting Emmy for this one. In short, Jenji Kohan has scored big-time with Weeds and I hope it enjoys a good long run on Showtime....I'm definitely a dedicated fan! My only suggestion....episodes should be an hour long!

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