Showtime is finally pulling the plug on Nancy Botwin. After eight seasons, the premium network has decided it’s time to say goodbye to Jenji Kohan‘s pot comedy Weeds. The series is currently the longest-running original show for the network, and one of the most notable (along with Dexter); but we have to say, it was about time this show got canceled.
We’re not saying that Weeds isn’t a good show. It is. We especially love those outrageous cliffhanger endings. But its edge has wore off in the past few seasons. This cancellation is long overdue.
In a statement, Showtime president David Nevins acknowledged that both Weeds and Dexter put the network on the map of “cutting-edge original programming.” So for the sake of Kohan and Weeds‘ star Mary Louise Parker, they decided that this coming season would be its last. This gives the creator and producers a good amount of time to plan an ending that’ll wrap up all loose ends and hopefully satisfy fans.
“TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way,” Nevins said.
As you might recall, last season ended with a bang. Literally. A gun was aimed at Nancy Botwin (see photo above) and as the screen faded to black, a loud gun shot was heard. The final season will quickly resolve that crazy cliffhanger. As for the actual ending, Kohan hasn’t decided how to end things.
“We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she said.
The final season will have a time jump as well as a return to the show’s roots – the suburbs. Wait, didn’t Agrestic burn to the ground? Perhaps her whole journey through gangsters, Mexican drug lords and prison was all a dream and Judah is still alive. Hey, anything is possible.
The final season of Weeds premieres July 1st on Showtime.
What do you think? Are you excited for the final season of Weeds?