Showtime ends ‘Weeds’ after eight seasons

By Daniel S Levine,

Showtime has decided to bring Weeds to an end. The network’s popular series, created by Jenji Kohan, will come to an end after its upcoming eighth season.

Entertainment Weekly first revealed the sad news on Wednesday..

“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” Showtime entertainment president David Nevins told EW. “How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”

Kohan told EW that she’s “sad” to see the groundbreaking pot comedy come to an end, but she admitted that she loves the idea of being given an opportunity to wrap the series up.

According to Collider, this will leave Dexter as Showtime’s longest-running series. That show has been renewed for two additional seasons and is also expected to end after its eighth season.

Weeds premiered in 2005. It has been nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Star Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for her lead role in 2006 and was nominated again in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The last season of Weeds stars on Sunday, July 1 at 10pm.



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