Mary Louise Parker by Cliff Lipson/Showtime
A few ratings bits:

" Weeds' Season 3 opener delivered 824,000 viewers, a record high for the Showtime series and a 43 percent improvement on the Season 2 premiere.

" Leading out of Weeds, David Duchovny's Californication debuted to 550,000; that's compared to, say, the 603 thou who sampled Dexter's first episode.

" The Hills' Season 3 premiere was MTV's highest-rated telecast of the year to date, and the series' most-watched episode ever, drawing 3.6 mil.