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Video Previews of Weeds Season Five Premiere and Nurse Jackie Series Premiere

TV Tonight: Weeds and Nurse Jackie

"The Hemptress" is back — and this time, she's bringing a friend. Weeds returns to Showtime tonight to start its fifth season, and the network is using that opportunity to launch a high-profile and intriguing new series, Nurse Jackie.

I'm especially curious to see what this season of Weeds will hold considering the total transformation the show undertook last year. (Yes, this would be your cue to stop reading if you haven't seen season four.) The show officially shed Nancy's roots as a small-time suburban dealer, moving the show to the Mexican border and plunging Nancy into a relationship with a powerful Mexican mayor-slash-drug lord. Now, Nancy's told Esteban she's pregnant with his child; when season five starts, that baby seems to be the only thing keeping her family out of serious danger.

Following Weeds, we'll get our first look at Nurse Jackie, one of the more interesting new series to come along in a while. The show stars Edie Falco as a nurse with a drug habit and a very particular sense of justice (for example, the first episode involves a scene where she flushes a patient's ear down the toilet). Jackie's attitude is probably best summed up by her mantra — "Make me good, God, but not yet" — and the episodes I've seen are both smart and darkly funny.

Will you be tuning into either show tonight? To watch some behind-the-scenes clips of both shows, just


Photos courtesy of Showtime

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Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I will have to catch up on the seasons of Weeda bc I have heard really good things about the show. "Nurse Jackie" is an awsome show from what I can see from the first episode!!! I will be sure to be tuning in for this one!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
We canceled Showtime as well; I am so, so sad.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I unfortunately am having the same problem as jennjenn
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
so so sad :( I canceled all my premium channels to save some money (so I could waste it on buying overpriced gas to go to from work daily! :oy: ) I'm hoping someone will DVR it for me though
VolleyJen14 VolleyJen14 8 years
Haha the guy who got his ear flushed is my friend Andrew who's possibly the nicest guy in the world....funny scene though!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i can't wait for the new season of weeds. it's funny - for some reason i thought it was on last night. thank goodness i was mistaken cause i watched kendra instead :)
sofi sofi 8 years
Sooo looking forward to Weeds! Will be quite interesting considering the trouble Nancy has gotten herself into.
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