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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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Madsen February 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm

We need more weed.. I mean weeds.. We want to se weeds!

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Victoria February 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Weeds is a go. Best show ever

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sharrmayne February 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Omg I promise I Absolutely LOVEEEEE This Show. Please bring a season 9 out.!!!!!!!

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greg w February 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

Weeds has been a great success…. its one of those shows that every time i watch i cant stop… really wish this show wasnt cing to an end…. would pay good money to watch a new season on dvd…. if they are going to end it completely at least release one more dvd

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Candby February 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Hallo i am Kasper from Denmark and i just fucking love this show.
Why stop something they is like one of the shows in World. It just make a bad Day too a good Day .
Don’ t trun the power off kip it ÓN.

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NATE February 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Nobody know what we have been in our childhood and this Tv show ” WEED ” relate to me. This might sound weird but this show relax me and also tell the youngest what could be consequence if they ever take this path of the wrong road. Again i really miss this tv show ”WEED”.

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will February 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

i am 16 and i have been going through a tough time with lots of bullying and family problems, i found a family with weeds i felt like i was part of the show. this sounds odd but i was very emontional at the end of season 8. and when nancy was in the airport and sending silas, shane, doug, and andy overseasd, i thought to myself what an idiot eing upset over a tv show and can’t about my own life at the moment.

pleaase bring back weeds i need we all need more weeds even if stevie becomes like his father and mother. i need the family back because i love them.

Thanks Will

P.S it sounds so sad haha
P.P.S find me on twitter or instagram on @williamstimson
P.P.P.S im a singer (not profesional (hopefully will) and i would love acting.
P.P.P.P.S i thought i would just tell a little more about myself :)

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Travesty January 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Weeds gave me somthing to look forward to at the end of a hard days work. Really sad to see it go. Great series.

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ann January 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Weeds is a great show. The characters are amazing, the story line is the best. Why cancel it? Weeds is the only reason I subscribe to Showtime! I don’t see any reason to cancel a show still viewed and loved by so many people. I’m depressed now…

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beth January 24, 2013 at 12:04 am

should keep going with weeds. i love the show and its awesome cause its so many peple these days

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AngelTheReal January 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

Fejk u are right…after the 4th season it wasnt the same…they were some good episodes but overaly bit of a dissapointment :)

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eve January 18, 2013 at 6:17 am

Do not end it…. there are so many fans that love this show!!

Let your fans vote!

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Shayla January 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I am devastated that this show is over, my dad and i really got into it, it was hard watching the eighth season knowing it was the last, i really wanted to see what happens with shane, it’s not good bye it’s, i’ll see you later.

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Fejk January 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm

The show has definitely been on too long, it steered in totally different direction after season 4 and it was a downward spiral ever since, sadly.

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Mike January 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

Do Not end this show if Showtime no longer wants a drawing viewer show, then I would suggest that the creators find another network that might be interested. It is to good to say goodbye.

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