Weeds: Cancelled; No Season Nine

Showtime's Weeds endingIt’s time to say goodbye to Weeds. The Mary-Louise Parker series has been cancelled by Showtime. The upcoming eighth season, which premieres next month, will be the show’s last.

The announcement doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Weeds’ future was looking uncertain before the show was renewed for season eight and many suspected that the upcoming 13 installments would be the TV series’ last.

Showtime entertainment president David Nevins tells EW, “There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming… 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 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 says that she’s sad about the show coming to a close but appreciates the opportunity to wrap things up. She hasn’t decided how to end the series just yet, saying, “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves.”

She noted, “I’m so proud of what we do here and that it’s about a strong woman lead who’s really flawed… We get to do comedy right up against drama, which a lot of shows don’t get the opportunity to do.”

The final season of Weeds premieres on Sunday, July 1st, at 10pm. The assassination attempt cliffhanger will quickly be resolved and there will be a time jump and a return to the suburbs. What happens after that remains to be seen.

What do you think? Will you be sad to see Weeds go or has the series already been on too long?

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  1. Pamela Yellowe says

    This is the greatest, comedy, reality, real life lesson show. It needs to come back. It is as engaging as it is entertaining. It causes you to analyze life and analyze in a way that other shows do not. Bring it back!!

  2. Nathan says

    The show needs to have more seasons!!!!!!!!!!!! It needs to come back weeds had everything we could want in a tv show!

  3. Weslyn says

    I just finished Season 8 on Netflix and I am sooo sad! I love Weeds! My life consists of nothing now lol this show is so amazing and fulfilling. Yes Nancy upsets me sometimes but overall this is my favorite show! BRING IT BAAAAAAACK!!!

  4. says

    I really want a season 9, 10, so on!!!! I love Nancy and Andy I wanna see them together finally married. And happy with the new grand baby by Silas I just love it can’t get enough I cried at the end of season 8 it was not cool. So emotional… Thank you for listening.

  5. christy says

    This show is amazing I watched from season 1 to season 8 in 3 days you cant leave the show end this way there has to be more seasons. so many unanswered question bring it back

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