Showtime announces the end of 'Weeds'

Showtime dramedy "Weeds" will end after this season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The half-hour show stars Mary Louise Parker as suburban mom Nancy Botwin, who began the series selling pot to support her family after the sudden death of her husband. But the show soon left the housing development, with the Botwin family defecting to Mexico and beyond, eventually leading to Nancy's imprisonment and release. James Hibberd at EW reports that this season, the show's eighth, will return to the suburbs.


Justin Kirk, who played Botwin's brother-in-law Andy, has found a new job already. He'll star in "Animal Practice" on NBC this fall.

"Weeds" signalled a change for Showtime, ushering a new slate of original programming that was quickly followed by the likes of "Dexter," "The Tudors," and other female-fronted dark comedies in the same vein as "Weeds," like "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C" and "United States of Tara."

The final season begins Sunday, July 1 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.