Showtime revealed that it is bringing one of its most important original series to a close, Entertainment Weekly reports. The dark comedy "Weeds" will end its run at the conclusion of the upcoming season, the show’s eighth.
The groundbreaking comedy premiered in 2005 and ushered in a new era for Showtime programming. Said Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins: "There were two shows, ‘Weeds’ and ‘Dexter,’ that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming. How they get brought home is really important — in this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [Jenji Kohan, the creator, and Golden Globe-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker] 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.”
Season eight will deal with the assassination attempt cliffhanger, followed by a time jump and a return to the suburbs for the characters. Kohan said she is not yet sure how to wind up Nancy’s tale. “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she told the publication.