The New Season of ‘Weeds’ Will (Finally) Be the Last Season of ‘Weeds’


Back when Agrestic, California was more than just a pile of ashes, Weeds was one of the best shows on TV. The characters were quirky yet satisfyingly complex, the storylines carefully walked the line between believable and ridiculous, and Celia Hodes was a frenemy villain for the ages. But Weeds stretched on for five more seasons after the Botwins’ town burned, driving each character to the absurd limit of his or her personality until the only truly likable regular was Uncle Andy, and resulting in a show that has become both a zombie version of the original and not quite as terrible as most critics would have you believe.

Whether you still love or have grown to hate Weeds, we can probably all agree that the comedy-drama has run its course. Now, after years of cancellation rumors, Entertainment Weekly reports that Showtime has confirmed that its eighth season, which premieres July 1st, will indeed be its last. According to creator Jenji Kohan, it will also find the Botwins returning to their suburban roots — but don’t expect an end to the melodrama. “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she tells EW. Whether we’ll regret it or not, we’re sure we’ll be watching.