Showtime has thrown their support behind The Big C and Weeds renewing both series for new seasons.
While both shows only recently opened their new seasons (The Big C showed their series premiere) Showtime has sited “Recording Breaking premiere night ratings” for their decision.
According to Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins:
“The unprecedented viewership for both The Big C and Weeds proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do.”
“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.”
The Big C saw 1.2 million viewers during the series premier on August 16, while Weeds saw a 4% increase to 1.26 million viewers during the shows season 5 premier.