The show that introduced America to a pot-dealing soccer mom and changed the face of the network is sparking up its final toke: after eight unforgettable, jaw-dropping seasons, WEEDS is coming to an end. SHOWTIME will air the final 13 episodes beginning Sunday, July 1st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, the series will achieve a much-coveted television milestone: the 11th episode of the season will mark the series’ 100th. Created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate, WEEDS has been honored with multiple award nominations, including 21 Emmys(R), 10 Golden Globes(R) and six SAG(R) Awards over the course of its seven seasons on air. Its success put SHOWTIME on the map as a destination for top-quality original series and set the stage for hits like DEXTER(R), NURSE JACKIE, CALIFORNICATION and HOMELAND.
The complete press release is included after the jump.
Continue reading Showtime announces eighth and final season of Weeds
SHOWTIME is packing another hit of its highest-rated comedy series WEEDS, picking up an eighth season. Thirteen new episodes will go into production in 2012.
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Showtime has set premiere dates for: Secret Diary of a Call Girl (April 7); The Real World (Sunday, June 5); Weeds (Monday, June 27) and The Big C (Monday, June 27).
The network also announced premiere dates for two new series: Gigolos (Thursday, April 7) and Web Therapy (Tuesday, July 19):
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