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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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oliver June 4, 2014 at 1:15 am

This is one of the best series i have ever seen. The story is so interesting, its a god damn masterpiece. Make another season, please!

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Emily April 3, 2014 at 1:27 am

I watched this show on Netflix and wasn’t really paying attention if the last episode because it would automatically change to the next episode. when I saw the last episode at the ending I just knew from how it was showing everyone, that it was done which made me very sad. I guess I never new how much I loved this show until after I knew it was over. My mom was actually the one who got me into the show. I hope that some day this show can go on.

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Wolf Creek March 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Arsehole executives driving Bentley’s are too keen to keep their gated community neighbours happy. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Leave Weeds alone and bring on season 9, unless you hate making money fat cats.

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Il March 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

I enjoyed weeds. I agree with other posts that it could have Nancy leaving the business by death or retirement and handing over to Silas, or even new laws coming in and the business goes legit. Everyone lives happily ever after.

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Nella February 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

This is my favorite show! Frankly it’s the only show I watch. PLEASE try to bring it back!!!

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dan February 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The show clearly needs one more season were Andy and Nancy become more than friends! :)
WTF happened to Celia?? she started up a crew, and then.. no progress whatssoever., she doesnt even make an aparence on the show after the episode.

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David February 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

For all you weedlovers, the series ofcourse.. The show has come To it’s end. It hurts to say but thats the truth.. I have one tip.. I didnt knew what to watch when it ended, then this friend of mine said BREAKING BAD, it’s WEEDS all over again, allmosot same story but instead of weed this is about methamphetamine. So dont cry weedslovers.. Start now
BREAKING BAD S1:E1 i’ll promise you, you wont regret it.

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farizky February 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

it was agood serial movie i ever see… please make the last season of this serial movie…i love this serial movie…i’m gonna miss this serial movie ‘Weed’ you guys has great job on this movie..cool

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Jesus bear Patino February 5, 2014 at 4:10 am

Make a season nine kill off Nancy and make it where Silas goes to jail nd everyone lives happy

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Jesus bear Patino February 5, 2014 at 4:07 am

I will miss weeds its a good show Dexter was a good show too I was sad when it ended

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terrie fradera January 23, 2014 at 12:32 am

Bring back WEEDS….want to watch the Gallegars ASAP PLEASE…great show & I want more

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Anonymous February 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Botwins?

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Irfan Hussain January 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

One of the best shows i’ve ever seen! You could have renewed it with giving Shane or Stevie the leading roll :(

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denise December 19, 2013 at 10:22 am

please renew the show this is one of the greatest shows of all time and there still is a lot that could be told

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kyle December 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

im going to miss weeds it was the best show i think i really wish you guys wouldn’t of cancelled it i feel there can be alot more about shane sylas and stevie

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vimmy November 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I will miss weeds it was a good show. Wish you would renew it.

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