TV Guide Network scores some 'Weeds'
Talk about a big score.
TV Guide Network has bought the rights to reruns of "Weeds," the critically acclaimed Showtime series about a suburban woman who turns to dealing drugs to make ends meet.
This is the second big deal for TV Guide Network, which is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment. The cable channel already has acquired the rights for HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The deal for "Weeds" is in-house because the show is made for Showtime by Lions Gate.
TV Guide Network may have do some heavy editing on the show because of its controversial subject matter and pay-cable language. The constant drug use and dealing may also prove to be a tough sell to advertisers. You never know, though -- maybe snack makers will be lining up to sell products to people who get the munchies a lot.
-- Joe Flint