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'The Wire', new 'Weeds', 'Funny or Die' given Sky Atlantic airdates

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The Wire, new Weeds and Funny or Die have been given Sky Atlantic airdates.

HBO's classic crime opus The Wire, which starred Dominic West, Idris Elba, Lance Reddick and Michael K Williams, regularly features in TV critics' lists of the greatest TV shows of all time.

The Baltimore-based drama will air from the beginning on Sky Atlantic from Friday, January 6 at 10.15pm.

Meanwhile, the sixth season of dark comedy drama Weeds will kick off on Monday, January 2 at 10.15pm. The show will continue to follow the world of Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and her illegal activities with marijuana. Regulars Hunter Parrish, Justin Kirk and pop singer Alanis Morissette all star in the latest run.

Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay's website spinoff series Funny or Die will also return for a second season on Sky Atlantic. The sketch comedy series features a collection of the US's best comedy talent.

Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Jack McBrayer, Ben Stiller and John C Reilly have all filmed cameos in the second run.

Funny or Die will air after Weeds on January 2.

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