is an American television comedy
created by Jenji Kohan
and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television
. The central character is Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker
), a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling marijuana to support her family after her husband abruptly dies. Over the course of the show, she and her family become more entangled in illegal activities.
The primary locale of the first three seasons is in the fictional town of Agrestic, California. During seasons four and five, the Botwins reside in the fictional beachside town of Ren Mar, California. During the sixth season, the family relocates to Seattle, Washington
before moving to Dearborn, Michigan
. In between seasons six and seven, Nancy serves a prison sentence in Danbury prison
while her sons and brother-in-law live in Copenhagen
. At the beginning of season seven, Nancy moves into a recovery house
in New York City
where she reunites with her family.
Kohan, whose credits include Tracey Takes On...
, Mad About You, Sex and the City
and Gilmore Girls
, is the executive producer of the series alongside Roberto Benabib, of Little City
fame. Matthew Salsberg and Craig Zisk
have joined the production team as executive producers in later seasons.
The show debuted on the Showtime
cable network on August 7, 2005, earning the channel's highest... Read More