Showtime announces premiere dates

'Big C,' 'Weeds' to return June 27

Showtime has announced premiere dates for a handful its returning series and two new skeins as well.

Second season of Laura Linney starrer “The Big C” will return June 27, as will “Weeds,” with Mary-Louise Parker. “Weeds” is the pay cabler’s longest-running series and will be back for season No. 7. Each series will run 13 episodes.

The final season of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” will debut April 7 while season two of lesbian-themed “The Real L World” begins June 5.

Net is also set launch two new skeins: “Gigolos,” about Las Vegas male escorts, and “Web Therapy,” based on an Internet series.

Half-hour “Gigolos” is set to preem April 7 while “Web Therapy,” starring Lisa Kudrow as a self-professed psychotherapist who treats patients via a webcam in three-minute sessions, will debut July 19. Guests include Jane Lynch, Courteney Cox, Rashida Jones, Lily Tomlin and Victor Garber.

Showtime has ordered eight episodes of “Gigolos” and 10 of “Web Therapy.”

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