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Richard Dreyfuss is heading to Weeds, Showtime announced Wednesday.

The Academy Award winner (The Goodbye Girl) will appear in at least four episodes during Season 6 as an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin's past.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alanis Morissette returning to Weeds

Dreyfuss, 62, joins Linda Hamilton and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as guest stars in the upcoming season. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alanis Morissette are also set to return to the show.Dreyfuss' most recent TV credit was a guest spot on a 2009 episode of Family Guy as himself.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar lands Weeds guest spot

Season 6 of Weeds premieres Monday, Aug. 16 at 10/9c.Beginning in September, you can watch episodes of Weeds on TV Guide Network.