Renewed: Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, The Big C

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A trio of cable hits will return next season. Find out more on each renewal below:

  • Boardwalk Empire needed just one episode to prove itself to HBO. That drama's premiere garnered 4.8 million viewers, the largest HBO debut in six years.
  • Similarly, The Big C shot to Showtime's highest-rated premiere in eight years, with an impressive 6.5 million viewers. It will return for a second season.
  • The sixth season of Weeds hasn't showed a single sign of slowing down. It's been picked up, following its most-watched premiere of all-time.
Boardwalk Empire Poster
The Big C Poster
Weeds Promo Pic

“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 in a statement. “There are definitely more comedic adventures in store for these fascinating, complex women. For six seasons, we’ve happily traveled along with Nancy Botwin 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. We’re thrilled that these two signature shows will be returning to the network in 2011.”

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Haven't heard of Big C before, knowing it's a HBO show I might have to though. Big fan of Weeds, even though it's really hard to compare the first few seasons to now.
Loved Andy's line in the last episode "you are a really bad drug dealer." Nice to see the writers having a laugh at her character.