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Published at: Nov. 10, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST by hercules

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It looks like Nancy Botwin didn’t suffer the same fate as Tony Soprano after all.

Showtime has greenlit a 13-episode eighth season of “Weeds.”

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SHOWTIME® LOADS UP ANOTHER HIT OF WEEDS

Network Greenlights Eighth Season for 2012 debut

LOS ANGELES, CA – (November 10, 2011) – 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.

Created by Emmy® Award winner Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate, WEEDS has been honored with multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominations and wins over the course of its seven seasons on air. Viewers have watched and marveled as Nancy Botwin (series star Mary-Louise Parker in her Golden Globe® Award-winning performance) has progressed from a suburban widow who turns to selling nickel bags to make ends meet for her family to a full-fledged marijuana queenpin.

Last season jumped ahead three years and picked up with Nancy finishing a stint in federal prison. Her brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk) and sons, Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) – with Doug (Kevin Nealon) in tow -- were camped out in Copenhagen during her incarceration. They were all reunited in New York City where Nancy re-launched her pot business, worked at a hedge fund, fought off competition, and fought for custody of her son, little Stevie, from her sister Jill (special guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh). The season finale, which aired in September, showed the family dining together, happily residing at a Connecticut estate. But when a lone gunman fired a fateful bullet, viewers were left to wonder which of our beloved Botwins was the target, setting the stage for another audacious season.

 

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  • Nov. 10, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The Show That Wouldn't Die!

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    Weeds is like Jason Voorhees

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    So few people watch this show that I'm 1st & 2nd on the Talkback

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    2nd!

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    That is a GREAT ass though

    by CrazyJoeDavola

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I love weeds, so bite me...

    by jim

    It's a great show, and always fun to see what crap Nancy gets herself (and her family) into.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    weeds is a pretty good show

    by JaredP

    seeing mary louise parker naked is a plus

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    They signed her to a 7th and 8th season prior to last season

    by Stegman84

    So pretty much the only person who thought that last season might turn out to be the end was Herc, or viewers who simply don't bother to keep up with such goings on, and so couldn't be expected to know one way or the other. When the ratings for last season proved solid the 8th season was pretty much guaranteed, everything else was just brinksmanship and verbal jostling to help with the inevitable contract negs.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Good News!

    by Charlie

    Sure the show is past it's prime, but I still enjoying seeing what the Botwins are up to. I also like the way the show has mixed things up a fair bit over it's run. Moving locations, shifting the story lines ect.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Jumped the shark.

    by richievanderlow

    Andy and Kevin nealon are the only reasons to watch this show. It's just not very good or funny anymore.

  • Just finished it this afternoon and immediately wondered if there would be another season. Glad I didn't have to wait long to find out. Personally, I liked this season. It was filled with great new characters and a ton of very well written twists. I'll be happy to watch another season.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    That is a great looking ass on her

    by Extr3m1st

    She is pretty hot still even though that picture is 100 percent airbrushed. Still would love to spank that ass. And unfortunately I agree with richievanderlow's post up above. The show really hasn't been laugh out loud funny for a few years now. Andy and Kevin are the best reasons to watch and even Andy is not nearly as funny as he was a few seasons ago. They are running out of smart material. They are way out there now, and I think the show suffers for it. Still I am glad they will be back for 1 more season, MLP getting naked and fucking basically strangers is always fun to watch. Did I say I want to spank that fuckin asssss? OMG..

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I didn't realize how much she looks like Anne Hathaway in that pic.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    This past season was SO HARD TO WATCH.

    by Voice O. Reason

    As much as I enjoy Andy and Doug, I'm starting to find Nancy super-annoying. Yes, Mary Louise Parker is a beautiful woman, but her character's evolution from caring mom who happens to be a criminal to manipulative criminal who is also crazy and reckless hasn't always been an entertaining ride.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Not gonna bother.

    by veebeeyes

    I kept watching this show way too long expecting it to be decent again. Season 6 was painful, and I got bored halfway through season 7 and had to take a break. But I'm done. I can't take another season of this show.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Well..."expecting" is the wrong word.

    by veebeeyes

    I never expected it to be worth a damn again, but I was sort of hoping.

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I'll keep watching...

    by seanny_d

    but it's more of a general diversion for me than anything else. I mean, Nancy is systematically destroying her entire family and everything that she holds dear to her. And it's just not that entertaining to watch anymore. <p>What's interesting is the way that Breaking Bad also deals with someone whose own hubris is destroying his family, but it's done so compellingly it just points out everything that Weeds has done wrong over the last few years. Especially for a show that is called a "comedy", it's just not all that funny anymore. Hopefully they set it all up for a satisfying conclusion, because my level of concern has dropped quite a bit regularly after season 3.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Terrible show and that's a body double.

    by SmokingRobot

    Believe me, that's not her ass.

  • She's not that curvy or firm. Not by a long shot. I'd still hit the real MLP, though. Oh yes I would.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST

    stegman

    by thedarklingthrush

    i had totally forgotten about that. I think everyone's else's contract was up though.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Just let the show die

    by happybunni

    I've been a loyal viewer, but it's time for this show to end. It is way past it's peak, it's really been riding on the coattails of seasons 1/2 the entire way. I will not be watching this show anymore.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    I'm glad to hear this

    by Peter David

    I really wanted to see what happened next. Although I'm reasonably sure that photo is airbrushed. PAD

  • Not knocking the quality of the show, I'm sure it's very good. I know it's won a few awards. Just sayin that I've never heard anyone talk, mention or discuss the show in the real world. Is this one of those 'coastal' fads? Real popular in NY, LA, SF and ignored in the rest of the country?

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 4:29 a.m. CST

    That is her ass albeit airbrushed

    by Extr3m1st

    http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/members/movie.php/31700 http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/members/movie.php/32173 It also looks like a picture from a few years back, could be wrong though.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm sure many of the other contracts were up...

    by Stegman84

    But you don't re-sign the star unless you intend to continue, and from a network everyone but the star(s) is always seen as expendable if they fail to co-operate (no matter how arrogant or wrong headed that may be). I'd be very surprised if it comes back beyond the next season though, and I hope that they are all looking at it as if the next year is the last, so they can write with that in mind. It is (almost) always best when shows know beforehand that they are going into what will be their last season, so they can at least try to bring everything to a satisfying conclusion. Doesn't always work out of course, but the opportunity is at least there to go out on a high note.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I'd like to be that snake.

    by StanGrossman

    Oh I'm sorry, did I type that out loud?

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Talk about the walking dead

    by ennio

    Ever since they got out of Agrestic.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    If I were that snake

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    my nose would be headed right for that ol' bunghole!!

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    If Showtime was smart...

    by KazamaSmokers

    They would resurrect FX's "The Riches" and roll right from "Weeds" into a new 3rd season of that show. I'm betting it's an almost identical demographic, and both shows have the same style of writing.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I loved your Hulk run

    by chess

    They should have cancelled the Hulk after you left. Just saying. No one wrote him better and you had the perfect last issue.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Weeds

    by The Alienist

    Its Showtime's highest rated comedy (and it has a number of them) and what I admire about the show is Kenji never shies away from the fact that Nancy is a bad mom. That she has ruined her children. That she loves them is made clear, but what she loves more is the sense of danger her new-found life of crime has given her. Great actresses (and M L Parker is certainly one) can show two different emotions in the same eyes, in her case, Nancy's regret and excitement. Plus the show is intelligently written and once or twice a season makes me laugh really, really hard.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Great ass? More like great Photoshop

    by Cash907

    How are they able to keep this show on the air, as after 7 seasons, they must be paying a buttload to re-up those contracts?

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Euthanize It

    by _Maltheus_

    This is one of the very few shows I gave up on before the end. Dexter may get there too if they don't shake things up (and I can't imagine they ever will). And although MLP is hot, that's definitely not her ass. Unfortunately, she has the ass of a little boy. What makes her hot is her alabaster skin and those huge eyes.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:43 a.m. CST

    I Fucking Love It

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I've enjoyed every goddamned season of this show. I think it has at least never suffered from being predictable, or the same every season. Shit, man, it's ten to thirteen episodes every year or so, each episode less than half an hour long. It's lightweight entertainment, but really good lightweight entertainment. It's a nice change of pace from shows that take themselves so seriously. It's fun for me. Fuck your ass with a barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat if you have a problem with that. And I still want to fuck every hole on Mary-Louise Parker.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Maybe what's turning me off so much...

    by veebeeyes

    is the fact that Nancy Botwin is constantly doing the SAME kind of stupid shit, despite the fact that she continually sucks at it and ruins the lives of her and the people who love her. And kudos to everyone involved for the way that the CHARACTERS increasingly just seem to be bored and frustrated and tired of that shit. Because I actually know someone sort of like that (not illegal acitivities, but just a constant fuckup), and that's EXACTLY how I feel. But you know...at least I (and most normal people, I'd assume) would sort of wise up a little bit and at least learn SOMETHING. But in season 7 of Weeds, pretty much the first thing Nancy Botwin does after being paroled is to trade some weapons for weed, so that she can sell weed. Fucking right out of prison. She didn't learn a fucking thing. Then Shane, Silas, and Andy get right back into her bullshit, when they fucking absolutely know better. They haven't learned from a goddamn thing either. Saddest thing, I think, is just the way that Andy really seems to just want out. How he's sick of that shit, and wants to move on. But nope. He's gotta go back, because he just loves Nancy! If that ain't a reflection of me as the viewer, then I don't know what is. I couldn't even finish the seventh season. Even the fucking CHARACTERS seemed like they wished this shit would just end, and it almost seemed like the writers were just daring me to stop watching. Well...that's exactly what i did. Fuck this show. At least Shane and Silas keep going back because it's their mom. But for me, it's just a fucking TV show that hasn't been consistently any good since season 3 (and that's being generous). Closest comparison I can think of is Breaking Bad. Subject matter is pretty much exactly the same. But with Breaking Bad, actions actually have consequences, rather than just being a device to set up wacky hijinks in the next season. The primary characters really grow and change. People actually learn from thir mistakes. And Walter White actually HAS moved up and shown to have some kind of success, thus why he keeps doing it. Whereas Nancy botwin constantly fucks up, keeps going back to the same shit, and keeps failing. Her fucking family apparently seems to be sick of that. And I'm NOT her family. So I got sick of that shit way earlier.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    veebeeyes you stupid asshole

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Breaking Bad is a drama. Weeds is a comedy. At times a pretty broad comedy. Are you so fucking stupid you haven't noticed this? I LOVE Breaking Bad. It's possibly my favorite show. I love Weeds. I would certainly never expect it to behave in the same way as Breaking Bad. And you know why? Because I'm not some kind of stupid fucking asshole.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is interesting.

    by veebeeyes

    Weeds is BORING, and even the characters seem to be sick of it. Andy used to be fun. Doug Wilson used to be fun. Now they just seem to be going through the motions, You're right, this is a comedy. And two of the funnest and most energetic and entertaining characters now constantly look as if they've had the life sucked right out of them. That WOULDN'T be a problem if this were a serious drama. But it's not. It's a comedy, and the characters just look like they've long stopped having fun, and want to go home. It's like watching people at a party that's gone on way too long. Everyone's tired and bored and worn out. Bottom line...it's just not any FUN any more, but it feels too soon to call it quits and everyone's hoping that the goofy funny guy has a few more antics to close out the night. But he doesn't, because he's burned out, so everyone else just sort of hangs around like a zombie for a while as all the life just bleeds right out of the entire fucking room. People try to liven things up a little bit, but they tell the same fucking jokes and anecdotes that have already been told a dozen times throughout the night, and everyone just looks bored and frustrated. THAT'S what watching Weeds feels like.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I wanna haz sex wit the womin holdin da snake, sadly that ain't MLP...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Yep Nancy is an ulikeable twat, but I'm all about the Shane.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Mr Mystery Guest, what do you mean by that?

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    Color me clueless, but I am not all that sure what that remark is supposed to mean... And will Silas stay such an irritating asshole?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Actually it's not really a comedy, it's a dramedy. A bit of both.

    by HarrysNemesis

    Weeds falls into the category of TV that it may not be the greatest show out there, but it's still better than 90% of the rest of the shit on tv if that's what you're going to be doing. It did go way downhill when they left agrestic but that's history now.... Yes, Nancy's BS is annoying -- that's fucking real life -- there are plenty of people out there like her repeating the same stupid mistakes over and over again. And it's not true that there aren't real repurcussions on the show... nancy did just get out of 3 years in jail didn't she and spent the whole season trying to get back custody of her kid. I do hope they wrap it up this season and try to go out on a "high" note.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    3 years in jail...

    by veebeeyes

    with her having only gone to jail AFTER the end of season 6, and then getting released at the beginning of season 7. And then season 7 picks up with her just doing the same old shit. Point being...what about those three years in prison? Why don't we see any of that? Wouldn't some of that experience potentially be sort of interesting, at least a change of pace? Isn't there potentially interesting stuff in what Shane, Silas, and Doug were doing while Nancy was locked up? I sort of think so. I think that'd be at least worth sort of exploring. Because that represents a real change, which could be utilized for the purposes of both humor and drama. But instead, all of that is skimmed over. That kind of significant consequence (actually being locked up for three years) isn't addressed at all. It's just used as a setup for the next season's wacky drug-dealing antics. Bottom line is that there is a three year long gap in which we don't see anything that anyone is doing. We don't see Nancy serving time, we just see her getting herself arrested, and then suddenly she's being released. And never mind that. Let's talk about everyone else. This made sense earlier, when her sons were children and Andy was madly in love with her. But now, even Andy seems sick of her bullshit. Her sons are both grown ass men, and at least Silas seems to detest her for the way that she's constantly been fucking up their lives. But he goes back to working for her. Look...these people actually got lives during that period which amounted to nothing more than a few lines in the script. These people got lives and jobs WITHOUT Nancy Botwin, and they go back to her. Not because she was EVER actuallly GOOD at being a drug dealer. I mean, if she was EVER remotely good at that, then it might make sense for the returning characters to drop their lives in order to go back to being drug dealers. But she wasn't ever good at it. For the entire series, she's CONSTANTLY been fucking up, in order to set up some bad consequence that she somehow just lucks or charms her way out of. So we not only have to accept that Nancy Botwin keeps on doing the same old shit even though it never works and has made people despise her. We also have to accept that everyone else just plain drops their lives in order to deal drugs for Nancy Botwin AGAIN, even AFTER they know full well that getting involved with her is only going to fuck them up. The thing is...in "real life", people keep making the same mistakes because change is hard. On Weeds, people seem to keep making the same mistakes SOLELY to keep the plot focused on Nancy Botwin's drug-dealing hijinks with her family. I will agree with your point aout ending the series on a high note. After all, that's why I put up with it until about halfway through season 7. I used to like Weeds, and I'm hoping that it goes out with a bang. But after enough time watching it and hopiung that things get better, I siumply just can't take it any more. The show is shit. I'm not gonna say that I hope it gets cancelled, or anything like that. After all, apparently, a lot of people DO still like it, so I hope they get the ending that'll tie everything up nicely. You still like Weeds, so i hope that you get the ending that you find satisfactory. But if/when that happens, I'm just saying that I won't be watching. Because I've stuck around for a while and put up with a lot of bullshit, and I'm done. Weeds started out pretty strong, but it's sucked for a LONG time. And at least in my case, I've only kept watching because I was hoping for it to get better. It hasn't. And I'm sick of waiting. So I'm done. The writers seem to be trying very hard to stick to the same formula, and I think that it's not working and that it's long since gotten old and boring.

  • It's like another poster above mentioned it's 25 minutes of my week, only 13 times a year. And it really still is better than 90% of everything else on TV. It's a worthwhile investment of only a little bit of my precious time. I appreciate that. I've powered through the entire series run with Netflix back in June for the first time and caught up with the end of season 7 last week. I still enjoy the heck out of it. Sign me up for one more year.

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