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They wanted a "name" and they got one.

A Showtime rep confirms that Weeds has tapped Albert Brooks to play Nancy's estranged father-in-law, Len, in at least four episodes. The Oscar-nominated multi-hyphenate - whose prior TV work has been limited to Simpsons voice-overs and a few random '70s guest stints - will turn up early in Season 4, which debuts June 16.

In related news, Showtime has released the following semi-spoilery preview of Season 4:

"What's cable's No. 1 pot dealer to do when her cozy suburban enclave burns to the ground, taking her clients and stash along with it? What else? Pack up and move on. With the embers of Agrestic smoldering in her rearview mirror, Nancy & Co. relocate to the fictional beach town of Ren Mar on the San Diego/Mexico border to set up shop with a new front biz that's pregnant with possibilities. With the help of her old friends and new partner Guillermo, Nancy will get even deeper in the shadier side of dealing - on both sides of the border. She's savvy and has earned her stripes in the business, but the new, un-chartered terrain ramps up the risk with every transaction. While there's a whole new look, new locale, new friends and even a new love interest, the patented Weeds dark humor that the country and critics have grown to love over the past three seasons stays true to form."

Just two months and change until our next fix!