Showtime announced earlier today that “Weeds,” its half-hour comedy about Mary Louise-Parker selling pot without a shirt on, will come to an end after the upcoming season. This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, as ratings have been declining sharply for a while and some members of the cast have already moved on to other projects (most notably Justin Kirk landing on the new NBC show “Animal Hospital”), but it is somewhat notable because the show was one of the first to put Showtime’s original programming on the map. Also, because once or twice a season Mary-Louise Parker would appear naked and/or have sex in a bar with
Zack Morris Peter Bash. As far as what to expect for the final season, series creator Jenji Kohan says that’s still up in the air.
The final season will quickly resolve this year’s assassination attempt cliffhanger, and fans can expect a time jump and a return to the suburbs. Beyond that, Kohan hasn’t yet decided how to conclude Nancy’s tale. “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she says. [EW]
Considering that two of the major complaints about the show in recent years were that it went to somewhat ridiculous lengths to get Parker’s character into and out of trouble, and that it was jumping around quite a bit to do so, I’d say hurriedly wrapping up an assassination attempt then abruptly changing both time and location is a pretty fitting sendoff.