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'Weeds' to wrap its run on Showtime

June 13, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin and Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin in a Season 5 episode of "Weeds."
Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin and Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin in a Season… (Showtime )

Showtime's upcoming eighth season of "Weeds" will be the last for the long-running comedy, a network spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

Created by Jenji Kohan and starring Mary-Louise Parker as a pot-dealing mom, "Weeds" was one the premium cable channel's eminent series when it made its debut in 2005 and has picked up numerous Emmy nominations during its tenure.  

The Lionsgate-produced comedy averaged around 720,000 viewers last season, according to Nielsen. News of the series' end comes just days after the network announced it picked up two drama pilots -- Liev Schreiber’s "Ray Donovan" and Michael Sheen’s "Masters of Sex" -- as series. 

Some cast and crew members have already lined up work: Justin Kirk (who plays Uncle Andy) had his comedy pilot "Animal Practice" ordered to series by NBC and will launch in the fall. And Kohan in March landed an overall deal with Lionsgate, where she is working on a series, "Orange Is the New Black," as part of Netflix's push into original programming.

The final season of "Weeds" is scheduled to roll out July 1.

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