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[05/08/07 - 09:47 AM]
Matthew Modine Joins the Cast of Weeds' Third Season, Premiering Monday, August 13 on Showtime
Also guest starring this season in single-episode cameos are Zooey Deschanel, reprising her role as Andy's quirky ex-girlfriend Kat (airing August 13) and Carrie Fisher (airing August 27) as Arlene, Celia's divorce attorney.

[via press release from Showtime]

MATTHEW MODINE JOINS THE CAST OF WEEDS' THIRD SEASON, PREMIERING MONDAY, AUGUST 13 ON SHOWTIME

Zooey Deschanel & Carrie Fisher to Make Guest Appearances in the Hit Series from Lionsgate

Acclaimed actor Matthew Modine will join the cast of SHOWTIME's top-rated comedy series WEEDS for its third season, which premieres Monday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT, it was announced today. Modine will be featured in at least 10 of the season's 15 episodes and will portray Sullivan Groff, the mysterious land developer for Majestic, a new Christian, mega-church development being built right near Agrestic. Groff and Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) will strike up a mutually beneficial business arrangement, but under the watchful, busybody eye of Celia (Elizabeth Perkins). Noted director Martha Coolidge (Material Girls, "Sex & the City") will direct Modine in his premiere episode of the hit series, produced by Lionsgate in association with Tilted Productions.

From his roles in films such as Vision Quest, Short Cuts, Full Metal Jacket, and Gross Anatomy, to his small screen turns, most recently in "The Bedford Diaries," Modine has enjoyed a diverse career in film, stage and television. He earned Emmy� and Golden Globe� nominations for his work in the acclaimed mini-series "And the Band Played On," and a Golden Globe� nomination for "What the Deaf Man Heard." He made his directorial debut for SHOWTIME with the critically acclaimed film "If.Dog..Rabbit," in which he co-starred opposite John Hurt and Laura Dern. He also directed an off-Broadway theatrical production of "12 Angry Men," starring F. Murray Abraham, Wallace Shawn and Seymour Cassell.

Also guest starring this season on WEEDS in single-episode cameos are Zooey Deschanel, reprising her role as Andy's quirky ex-girlfriend Kat (airing August 13) and Carrie Fisher (airing August 27) as Arlene, Celia's divorce attorney.

One of the most buzzed-about series on television, WEEDS follows a suburban mother (Parker in her Golden Globe�-winning portrayal of Nancy Botwin) who deals marijuana in order to make ends meet after her husband dies unexpectedly. The show, which earned a Golden Globe � nomination for Best Comedy Series, also stars Emmy� nominee Elizabeth Perkins, Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Justin Kirk, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Andy Milder, Allie Grant and Kevin Nealon.





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· BEDFORD DIARIES, THE (WB)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)











[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.