It has been announced that Showtime has taken the dark comedy Weeds out of its line-up. The network plans to air the Mary Louise Parker series for one more year, ending the show in its eighth season. The show’s creator, Jenji Kohan, said she was “sad” to say farewell after such a long run with the hilarious characters, but was excited about working on the series’ ender. “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves,” she told EW. Weeds first debuted back in 2005 and chronicles the life of Nancy Botwin, a pot-dealing suburban mother who must make ends meet after the death of her husband.
Kevin Beggs the president of Lionsgate Television Group was also sad to see the show go, commending the series for its contribution and influence on other shows. “From a creative standpoint, the show broke a bunch of barriers,” Beggs said, reports EW. “It became one of the most talked about cable comedies and ushered in a new era. Jenji’s unique voice skewered hypocrisy; whether attitudes towards drug use, racism, sexism or suburbia.” The final season of Weeds is set to air July 1 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.