The misadventures of Nancy Botwin are coming to an end as Showtime has decided to cancel ‘Weeds’. The Mary-Louise Parker helmed cable series about a pot dealing suburban mom will end after it’s upcoming 8th season.
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.”
Along with Parker the series also stars Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk and Elizabeth Perkins. The ‘Weeds’ final season premieres in July.