This year, Showtime‘s hit comedy series Weeds will come to an end after eight seasons.
Read the report from EW:
The premium network will conclude series creator Jenji Kohan’s acclaimed pot comedy after eight seasons. Weeds helped pave the way for other daring cable shows and made Showtime a competitive force in the original series game.
“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” says Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Park 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 admits she’s “sad” about the news, noting “sometimes ignorance is bliss,” but the writer does appreciate the rare opportunity to creatively wrap up a show. “I’m so proud of what we do here and that it’s about a strong woman lead who’s really flawed,” she says of her protagonist, Nancy Botwin (Parker). “We get to do comedy right up against drama, which a lot of shows don’t get the opportunity to do.”
Weeds has been a great show, and while it is sad to see it go, it is probably time. Eight seasons is a long run for a TV show, especially one on a cable network. Will you tune in to see how Nancy Botwin’s (Mary-Louise Parker) journey ends?