This just in: Showtime President David Nevins really wasn’t kidding around when he told us during the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena that “it’s a real possibility” WEEDS’ upcoming eight season would be its last. Case in point, this morning’s breaking news that has Showtime officially announcing that it will stop dealing WEEDS this summer.
“There were two shows, WEEDS and DEXTER, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins in a statement released to EW.com earlier in the day. “How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [series creator Jenji Kohan and leading lady Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”
WEEDS’ eighth and final season kicks off on July 1st on Showtime.