TV’s finest pot comedy will be signing off after eight seasons.
The Showtime series centered on widower-turned-drug dealer Nancy Botwin (played by Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker) has been a huge hit for the premium network, cementing its credibility among competitors like HBO.
“From a creative standpoint, the show broke a bunch of barriers,” said Lionsgate TV Group president Kevin Beggs to Entertainment Weekly. “It became one of the most talked about cable comedies and ushered in a new era.”
Indeed, it’s hard to imagine edgier shows like Dexter, Californication, and Nurse Jackie getting the green light on Showtime without Weeds having paved the way first.
Despite the show ending, creator Jenji Kohan expressed that she’s proud of what Weeds has accomplished and is excited to end the series on a high note. “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she said.
We can’t wait to see how Nancy’s story ends either! The eighth and final season of Weeds will begin airing on Sunday, July 1 at 10pm ET/PT.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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