Showtime To Kill ‘Weeds’ After Season 7?

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For over six years, viewers have been tuning into Showtime’s drug-inspired dramedy Weeds. Each season, audiences have become a proverbial family member to the Botwin’s and with it, witnessed all the crazy, impossible situations that Nancy gets herself (and her family) in. Unfortunately, even though Showtime has already renewed the series for a seventh season next year, it will most likely be its last.

This, according to Weeds creator Jenji Kohan:

In my mind, it is [the last season]. Everyone’s contract is up next year, [including] the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I’d rather leave while on top. I’d never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it.

For Showtime, Weeds has been a staple for the cable network over the years. While the first season ratings for the series were well below what other networks strive for (averaging 380,000 viewers per episode), Weeds ended it’s freshman year as the highest rated series for Showtime. With each subsequent season, the series continued to gain viewers and ultimately reach 1.3 million viewers for its fourth season premiere.

In television, the end of a series can come about in many ways. While cancelation is the most typical result, series that have been on the air for many years and proved successful typically wait for the right moment before exiting. In many cases, contracts ending are perceived as that moment.

Fortunately, with the knowledge of the upcoming completion of a series, the writers and producers are able to steer the story into a more natural situation in order to ultimately fulfill the creators vision for the show. Considering Kohan has stuck around with Weeds through the entire run, you can bet that she has something planned for the end of Weeds.

There are two versions of the end of the series that I’ve had in mind, and it would be figuring out which way to go.

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As fans of the series can attest, Nancy Botwin has inserted herself in some of the most horrific, life-threatening situations and has always came out on top. So, it wouldn’t be hard to believe that one of the endings Kohan has in mind results in the death of Nancy. As Kohan said, she would go out “in a blaze of glory” because “she certainly does tempt fate, and fate has a way of catching up to you.”

The only question now is… which one of Nancy’s many, many rivals will bring upon the end of the Botwin matriarch.

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Weeds airs Mondays @10pm, on Showtime

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  1. there gona be a season 8, cause if there were no more seasons i think they would call it series finale instead of season finale,

  2. They completely killed the story line and characters!Thats all I have to say besides that they should just end the show now or @ least soon.Hopefully real soon!Very disappointing…

    • u suck there better be season 8 i f ing love this show

      • YEAH BABY I LOVE THIS SHOW NANCY IS NUTS AND WHOOOOO WHAT A HOHO!!! IM WAITING FOR HERT AND ANDY TO GET IT ON!!! IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN!!

      • that says a lot about you lol

    • I LIKE WHERETHEY WENT WITH THE CHARACTERS AND STORYLINE! NANCY GETS HERSELF INTO SO MUCH TROUBLE BECAUSE SHE KEEPS MAKING STUPID MISTAKES WHEN SHE THINKS SHES DOING GOOD!!!! JUST LIKE THEY SAY “FATE WILL CATCH UP TO HER”!!!!!

    • Weeds is a great series i have quickly got in to it. Season 7 started out rough but it eventually picked up the season finale was a little disappointing, ending with the cut to black. Weeds has the potential for another season and they are making the 8th season. I am looking forward to it. They should definitely carry on but i think if they get rid of Nancy, like it hinted in the ending of last season, it will be hard to get in to. Nancy makes the show.

  3. You cannot end this series its too good to end. I love the show and look forward to every new episode. You can’t have be killed have the shooter miss and have a change of heart at the last minute. I don’t want this show to end I’ve watched every episode and I don’t even smoke weed anymore because i like my job too much. So don’t cancel it give it 10 more seasons. This show will hold its audience. I don’t see the point of watching showtime without weeds.

  4. Dude seriously. we NEED a season 8 of weeds! Jenji, do NOT stop the magic!

  5. omg there has to be a season 8 of weeds! ive watched every single episode of weeds for years now, you cant quit on me just yet.. i need more suspense haha. doug is my favorite character so if there is a season 8 make sure hes still in the cast. i need more weeds!

  6. I really hope there is an eighth season of Weeds because I’m not ready to stop watching it yet. I have seen every episode of every season, and I’m not willing to part with it yet.

  7. so i was watching the last of season seven last night and at the end of the 13th episode.. well.. lets just say i wasn’t prepared for what happened.. if this is the end of the series i will be oh so upset. 8th season ftw. no intensely depressing end please ._.

  8. wtf y ? who did that nancy at the end of the thirteenth episode did he or (she) really did it comon we cant stay like that gotta have some answers

  9. #Weeds Season 8 Focusing on who shot the Shooter or who the Shooter shot?? http://bit.ly/qzfCio Gotta #read and #RT

  10. Ian wrote: I don’t see the point of watching showtime without weeds.

    Sorry, I just saw season 7 and I have to say I don’t see the point of watching Weeds without the suspense, the narrow escapes and the great laughs that made seasons 1-6 the best thing I have seen on tv in years. S7 was just uninteresting problems, dumb characters and easy escapes. Made me not care if Nancy lives or not, sorry.

    • And I agree with AQK. I got completely bored with the show at the end. Was it just me or did the acting seem contrived in the last couple of episodes?

  11. Take a grammar course. There is a difference between it’s and its and you failed miserably to see this in your article.

    • @Preston – Calm down. It’s a common grammar mistake but it in no way changes the content of the article.

      Paul

  12. imma kill myself if there isnt a season 8

  13. you guys really need to figure out away to go on with the show it has so much going on the whole time the way it ended in season 7 it must go on….. thx for reading please answer my request and go on with the show!

  14. I didnt watch weeds while it was on showtime i didnt have that channel. But when my bf and i walked through a store i bought all 6 seasons. I fell in love with it. Im keeping this short but real.This has been the best show on tv in forever. The only negative thing i have to say is everything happend very quick with nancy..some of the problems that arrised should have been dragged out a little longer. I have not seen the new season obvioulsy but i heard what the ending was. I can not wait to see it!!!! but i do not think jenji should cancel weeds.This is a great show, a lot of followers. I know in show biz actors want more money but they should not be greedy and give their fans another couple seasons. Do not go out like soparnos. That was horrible. Even though a good show they ruined it because of the ending. there are so many other issues you could have nancy go through slower and make more seasons. Please keep weeds going. Everyone will gain from this. I am very passionate about this because like i said this is the best show in a long time. Its funny,dramatic,ingaging. The actors have great chemistry. Just think about what could be for weeds.

  15. I just watched all of the season’s in a week this better not be it…It can’t be it cause we still gotta know how Shane does at the police academy and who got shot.Anyways I’ll protest if it goes off air and we don’t want this to happen..so Jenji START writing ! :)

  16. We love Weeds! Lets have a season 8 :)

  17. Keep the main characters, especially that dark eyed sexy b**** Nancy(Mary Louise Parker);add some new creative writers along with some new main and supporting characters. We need at least 10 seasons of the family we have grown to like. Don’t we regret Jerry Seinfeld not creating a few more seasons of a TV classic or Jackie Gleason not making a few more episodes of the Honeymooners?

  18. thiss is the best show yet…i couldn’t even waitt each week to see a new episode I went out and bought all seasons and its the only show I can watch over and over again!! We need more seasons

  19. I loved WEEDS Season 1-5; Six for me wasn’t so great, and now I am finally watching Season 7, watched 4 episodes, and it stinks on ice! So far doesn’t even resemble the “old Weeds”. Since the group left Calif, it just hasn’t had the same “feel” to it for me. Actually, since leaving “Agrestic” and since Celia isn’t in it. Celia lent alot to that show Seasons 1-3; after that she was too pathetic to like. It went downhill from there but so far, Season 7, into 4 episodes….please let it be the last. Show sucks so far!

  20. I just watched my first show of Weeds (7/11/12) on a DVD. I didn’t know anything about the show. I think the premise is quite good but as a feminist I was unhappy how women are treated on the show. Two men playing around with a young woman, taking her dress off and the two sons watcing for a while before they do anything about. Esban feeling up Mar-Louise Parker. The women are sexually abused on this show. The four-letter words get tiresome and lost their impact. But again I find the show anti-woman, though the men are disgusting but at least their bodies seem to belong to them, not so with the women. Why does Parker sit with her legs apart in sloppy clothing whereas the leading men come across clean shaven and almost dressed like preppies. I know readers are going to think I’m a prude. Maybe part of me but I really felt the show was anti-woman.

  21. Best Show in the world i watched it when they were making 7 and i watched it on netflix season1 through 8 now im addicted i stayed up all week and watched it now i dont no what to do

  22. SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!!!

  23. Please don’t let season 8 be the end. I have watched “Weeds” from the very first show & fell in love with it then. I love all the characters especially Nancy, she makes the show. I’m addicted to this awesome show. I agree with so many others, best show in a long time. Please don’t discontinue Weeds yet. Go for 10 seasons!!!!!