Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Bags Hooper1
Weeds RIP – Series to Finally End After Eight Seasons
RIP Weeds. The era of soccer-mom drug dealing is officially coming to a close.
After eight seasons, Weeds will conclude its run on Showtime, the Hollywood Reporter confirms. The eighth and final season, set to air this summer, received the unofficial axe at January’s TCA’s when Showtime President David Nevins suggested that Weeds Season 8 would be the last hurrah for Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and her family of drug-dealing renegades.
Although Weeds and Dexter helped to catalyze the premium network, the popularity of Weeds has been on a steady decline over the past few years, with many viewers citing season three as its climax. Still, the show persevered as Nancy Botwin moved from town-to-town selling marijuana, while trying to make a life for her family.
Weeds isn’t the only Showtime series facing an end. The Big C has yet to receive a new season pickup. Most are wondering if the show will receive a fourth season order after this Sunday’s finale.
As for Weeds star Justin Kirk, he’s moving on to broadcast. This Fall, Kirk will star in Animal Practice on NBC. Showrunner Jenji Kohan is developing Orange is the New Black as a part of a new deal between Lionsgate and Netflix.