Kathy Bates Pot Comedy Disjointed Gets Premiere Date — Watch a Teaser

Cough-cough-cough… Kathy Bates and Netflix sure know how to celebrate 4/20.

The streaming service announced a premiere date for the Emmy-winning actress’ new weed-themed comedy Disjointed on Thursday — aka April 20, the highest of high holidays. The first season will premiere on Friday, August 25, with Bates starring as Ruth, the owner of a L.A. marijuana dispensary. Along with her son, a security guard and three “budtenders,” Ruth provides herbal refreshments for her clientele — and yeah, she also gets high on her own supply.

Sitcom guru Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men) is onboard as a co-creator and executive producer. Netflix has already committed to 20 episodes.

Netflix also released a brief teaser for Disjointed —which you can watch above — with Bates in full hippie earth-mother mode, sporting long gray hair and a flowing robe. She emerges from her smoke-filled dispensary, Ruth’s Alternative Caring, with a joint in hand and takes a puff while a peppy jazz song about smoking reefer — “I’m so high/I’m so dry” — plays in the background.

Happy 4/20, everybody! (Now just write down that premiere date somewhere so you don’t forget it.)

Press PLAY on the video above for a first look at Disjointed, then drop your thoughts in a comment below.

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  1. Beth says:

    Been looking forward to this for a while! Glad it’s finally coming out.

  2. Ro says:

    Looks funny.

  3. Matt says:

    Went to a taping of this show and my wife and I walked out. Lame jokes and bad acting. Sad to see Kathy Bates lower her standards for this.

  4. ScottJ says:

    Had me at Kathy Bates.

    Lost me at Chuck Lorre.

  5. LaJune Bromels says:

    Cathy Bates is brilliant actress, can hardly wait to see this.