Showtime Confirms that Season 8 will be the last for its Groundbreaking Comedy “Weeds”

The eighth Season will be the last one for Showtime’s “Weeds”.  This show was responsible for putting original Showtime shows on the map during a time where HBO was running things with Sex and the City and The Sopranos.  During its run Weeds has scored Emmy noms for outstanding comedy series.

Showtime’s entertainment president, David Nevins basically approved two pilots for full production at the same time pulling Weeds.  “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” will both be launched into full series.

Nevins released a statement regarding Showtime and the cancellation of the series,

” ‘Weeds’ has been a seminal series, which was key in establishing Showtime as a home for great original programming, It had a groundbreaking run; entering its eighth season, it’s one of the longest-running comedies in the history of cable. We all felt that it was the right time and right way to end it. It was very important to us that we bring the story of Nancy Botwin and her family to a satisfying conclusion for the devoted fans that have spent years supporting this series. Jenji has managed to surprise us every step of the way, and I am confident in her plan for a spectacular series end.”

Weeds averaged roughly 720,000 viewers last season.

The series creator Jenji Kohan and Justin Kirk have already moved on to their next projects.  Kohan will be working on Orange is the New Black which will be a Netflix original sereis and Justin Kirk’s pilot Animal Practice has been picked up by NBC (which I still can’t believe).

Showtime will continue “Nurse Jackie”, and “House of Lies”, but The Big C could be on the chopping block.

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