Showtime has officially cancelled its hit pot dramedy Weeds, starring Mary-Louise Parker. Though once a big draw for the network, after seven seasons the show will be coming to an end, with the upcoming eighth season being the last.
“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming” said Showtime President David Nevins. “How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [series creator Jenji Kohan and leading lady Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”
Weeds will take its last bow starting on July 1st. The final season is expected to answer any lingering questions left from last season’s cliffhanger and give fans a chance to say goodbye to the series before it goes off the air.
And let’s face it, with shows being cancelled right and left for performing poorly, a full additional season is all a loyal viewer could ask for (if not more).
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