Showtime to end ‘Weeds’

Upcoming final season to be last for dope-selling comedy

Mary-Louise Parker’s dope-selling days are over.

Showtime has canceled “Weeds,” the Lionsgate-produced half-hour comedy that has been on the pay cabler since 2005. The upcoming eighth, and last, season is currently shooting and set to launch July 1.

Weeds,” created by Jenji Kohan, helped Showtime get into the kudos game. Parker won a Golden Globe in 2006, and the show was nominated that year as well. Several members of the cast were Emmy nominated over the years but never won.

Parker’s character was one of the first antiheroines on Showtime, followed by those played by Toni Collette in “United States of Tara,” Edie Falco in “Nurse Jackie” and Laura Linney in “The Big C.”

Exec producers are Kohan, Roberto Benabib, Matthew Salsberg and Mark A. Burley.

“We all felt that it was the right time and right way to end it,” said Showtime topper David Nevins. “It was very important to us that we bring the story of Nancy Botwin and her family to a satisfying conclusion for the devoted fans that have spent years supporting this series.”

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