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Weeds: Season Seven May Be the Last for the Showtime Series

24 November 2010 6:22 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In a recent interview with TV Guide, Weeds creator Jenji Kohan indicated that the next season of Weeds may be the show's end. A rep for the cable channel says that an official decision won't be made until next summer.

Here's an excerpt from the discussion with Kohan...

TVGuide.com: Showtime renewed the show for a seventh season. Has the network given any indication that it will be the final season?

Kohan: In my mind, it is. Everyone's contract is up next year, [including] the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I'd rather leave while on top. I'd never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it.

TVGuide.com: How does it feel heading into what might be the end?

Kohan: It's very strange and exciting and scary and sad in a lot of »

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'Weeds' exec 'has already planned ending'

18 November 2010 5:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Weeds creator Jenji Kohan has admitted that she expects the show to end after the seventh season. Speaking to TV Guide, Kohan explained that she thinks it would be the right time for the series to finish. "In my mind, [the seventh season] is [the final season]," she said. "Everyone's contract is up next year, [including] the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I'd rather leave while on top. I'd never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it." Kohan admitted that she has mixed feelings about bringing the show to a close, saying: "It's very strange and exciting and scary and sad (more) »

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'Weeds' Season 6 DVD Release Date Announced (+Blu-ray)

17 November 2010 8:39 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Weeds' Sixth Season may have just concluded, but you won't have to wait long to relive Nancy Botwin's latest adventures. The Showtime show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 22, 2011. Check out the box art and included special features and make sure to get your Amazon preorder in. Weeds - Season 6 DVD Special Features: * Commentary with writer Jenji Kohan, cast, and crew * "Showdown" Featurette with Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon * Cast and crew answer fan questions * Behind the scenes featurette * Gag Reel Weeds - Season 6 Blu-ray Special Features: * Commentary with writer Jenji Kohan, cast, and crew * "Showdown" Featurette with Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon * Cast and crew answer fan questions * Behind the scenes featurette * Gag Reel »

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Showtime To Kill ‘Weeds’ After Season 7?

17 November 2010 12:35 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

For over six years, viewers have been tuning into Showtime’s drug-inspired dramedy Weeds. Each season, audiences have become a proverbial family member to the Botwin’s and with it, witnessed all the crazy, impossible situations that Nancy gets herself (and her family) in. Unfortunately, even though Showtime has already renewed the series for a seventh season next year, it will most likely be its last.

This, according to Weeds creator Jenji Kohan:

In my mind, it is the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I’d rather leave while on top. I’d never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it.

For Showtime, Weeds has been a staple for the cable network over the years. While the…

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Is the End Near for Weeds?

17 November 2010 10:02 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

On this week's season finale of Weeds, Nancy sacrificed herself for her family and took responsibility for Pilar's murder.

Naturally, there's more of this story to tell next season - but probably not beyond. Creator Jenji Kohan strongly hinted that the Showtime hit may call it quits after a seventh season.

"Everyone's contract is up next year, [including] the actors and mine. Seven years is a good run, and I'd rather leave while on top. I'd never say never, but I have a feeling this might be it," she told TV Guide.

As for Kohan's thoughts on Nancy's decision and anything going forward, excerpts from the interview are below:

On Nancy turning herself in: She couldn't hide from her behavior anymore, or from what her behavior had wrought. There was just too much evidence that things were not going to get better as much as she hoped they would. Danger would always follow them. »

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New 'Hulk' series in the works; Mayim Bialik joins 'Big Bang Theory' full-time

16 November 2010 12:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Your daily helping of bite-sized TV news:

ABC and Marvel have enlisted two sci-fi heavyweights, Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Pan's Labyrinth") and David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica"), to develop a new "Incredible Hulk" series for the network. The two will share story credit and be executive producers of the project; Eick is writing the pilot script, which del Toro will direct. [Deadline]

You'll be seeing a lot more of Mayim Bialik on "The Big Bang Theory." The former "Blossom" star has been made a cast regular on the CBS comedy for the remainder of the season, though she won't necessarily appear in every episode. [Deadline]

Lindsay Price, late of "Eastwick," will guest on "CSI: NY" later this season. She'll play a woman whose past returns to haunt her in an episode that's likely to air in February. [EW]

"Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan says the show's seventh season next year could well be its final one. »

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Weeds Season 6 Finale: Kohan Delivers an Emotional Game Winner - On to Weeds Season 7

15 November 2010 11:39 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

The Weeds Season 6 finale was more than just the conclusion to another season of Weeds; it was the culmination of six seasons of moral depravity, where each Botwin had a chance to finally evolve into something much more. Criminals resurfaced. Anti-heroes made amends. Killers found a conscience. And, lost souls found purpose and a family. Season 6 was not without its share of speed bumps along the way to an outstanding emotional finale. Between the escape to Seattle and the introduction of Nancy’s high-school math teacher Warren Schiff (Richard Dreyfuss), viewers were stuck with mediocre soul-searching filler episodes. However, the final three episodes made us realize that Jenji Kohan, like Michael Jordan, still delivers the game winning three-point shot at the buzzer. What did the Weeds Season 6 Finale do right? The finale gave viewers several resolutions, and reminded us that Weeds was more nothing close to a sitcom. Instead of »

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Weeds Finale Post-Mortem: Creator Jenji Kohan Says Show May End After Next Season

15 November 2010 10:30 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Smoke 'em if you got 'em, because Weeds may not be around much longer.

In Monday's sixth season finale, Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) sacrificed herself by claiming responsibility for the murder of Pilar. She was last seen surrounded by FBI agents at the airport, while her family was on a plane headed for Europe. Once again, it looks like Nancy's out of options. Or is she? Will we next see her plotting a season-long jail break? Series creator Jenji Kohan says getting stuck in major jams is certainly nothing new for Nancy.

Creator Jenji Kohan on Weeds' finale: "It's the end of a journey"

"We always tend to write ourselves into a corner to a certain extent," she says. "Everyone goes home, rests and comes back fresh and says, 'All right, how are we going to get out of this sh--? What have we done?' There were vague discussions »

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Creator Jenji Kohan on Weeds' Finale: "It's the End of a Journey"

15 November 2010 12:12 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The Botwins have been on the run from Esteban all season, but we haven't seen much of the Mexican drug lord Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) took as her third husband.

Watch full episodes of Weeds in our Online Video Guide

That changes Monday. Just as the Botwins are preparing to high-tail it for Copenhagen, Esteban (Demian Bichir) and Guillermo (Guillermo Diaz) showed up. "It's the end of a journey," Weeds creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan tells TVGuide.com.

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Creator Jenji Kohan on Weeds' Finale: "It's the End of a Journey"

15 November 2010 12:12 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

The Botwins have been on the run from Esteban all season, but we haven't seen much of the Mexican drug lord Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) took as her third husband.

Watch full episodes of Weeds in our Online Video Guide

That changes Monday. Just as the Botwins are preparing to high-tail it for Copenhagen, Esteban (Demian Bichir) and Guillermo (Guillermo Diaz) showed up. "It's the end of a journey," Weeds creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan tells TVGuide.com.

Do you plan on watching the finale? Tell us here

The finale mostly takes place at ...

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Weeds Season 6 Episode 11 Preview: Viking Pride

25 October 2010 8:42 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

With only a few episodes left in Season 6, Weeds is starting to garner the comedic flair of old. Creator Jenji Kohan added two major points in Episode 10, “Dearborn-Again.” Throughout Season 6, Shane (Alexander Gould) has raised the question of Silas’ (Hunter Parrish) relationship to the family. He doesn’t share the same lust for wickedness as his mother Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) and his brother Shane. To top it off, he also seems to be the only Botwin with blonde hair. Is this just a recessive gene buried in the annals of the Botwin and Price family tree, or is Silas not a Botwin at all. In “Dearborn-Again,” Silas meets Ellis Tate, one of Nancy’s teenage relationships. Outwardly, the two are mirror reflections of one another, right down to the surfer-boy personality. Shane’s all set to prove his brother is really his half-brother. He steals some key DNA evidence from »

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Weeds Season 6 Episode 10 Preview: Dearborn-Again - Is Weeds Fading Out?

18 October 2010 8:15 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Weeds Season 6 has hit a momentum pitfall. Conceptually, the season on the run was a great concept. The open road was ahead of the Botwin family. Anything could happen. But just like Nancy’s life, viewers are slowly losing all sense of stability. For a while Cesar and Ignacio grounded Weeds, but soon even they were phased out. Now Weeds Season 6 is really starting to feel like an actual road trip. Jenji Kohan may have a final destination mapped out, but the journey to that final stop is riddled with mostly forgettable moments. That’s how road trips are. It’s fun at first. You may have a few flings along the way, like with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, but at some point the thrill wears out and you need to return home. Episode 9 ended with a video interview of Nancy’s sister. The scene faded into Nancy’s forlorn face, giving »

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'Weeds' Executive Producers Developing Poker Comedy At Showtime

11 October 2010 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Jenji Kohan, creator/executive producer of Showtime's flagship comedy Weeds and the series' executive producer Matthew Salsberg have a new comedy project, Whales, in the works at the pay cable channel. The half-hour revolves around a group of brilliant and quirky young people, some of them Harvard and MIT graduates, who move to Las Vegas to live in a lavish apartment while pursuing the $10 million prize at the World Series of Poker. Kohan and Salsberg, who is an avid poker player, are writing and executive producing for Lionsgate TV where they have overall deals. Kohan most recently executive produced the Epix/Lionsgate drama pilot Tough Trade. Kohan and Salsberg also collaborated on the 2007 Fox/Lionsgate comedy pilot Me & Lee starring Lee Majors, which the two executive produced and Salsberg wrote. The project was recently resurrected by Syfy, with Salsberg and Kohan writing/executive producing a new take on it for the cable channel. »

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Epix Axes Nashville Drama 'Tough Trade' But Says It Will Stay In The Series Business

5 October 2010 7:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Is Epix ready to commit to a scripted series order? That is what creative types have been pondering in the past few days, following the demise of the fledging premium cable channel/broadband service's first scripted pilot Tough Trade. It was groomed to be Epix's first original scripted series. But 20 months after originally greenlighting it, Epix, a partnership of Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM, has pulled the plug on the project. The show, created by Chris Offutt and produced by Lionsgate TV, revolved around three generations of a Nashvile music dynasty and starred Sam Shepard, Trace Adkins, Cary Elwes, Lucas Black and Joey Lauren Adams. The project, which was once set up at TNT, also boasted big names behind the camera: Weeds creator Jenji Kohan was executive producer/showrunner, Gavin Hood directed the pilot, T-Bone Burnett served as executive musical producer, and Sean and Bryan Furst also executive produced. Originally, Epix »

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Weeds Season 6 Episode 7 Preview: Pinwheels and Whirligigs

27 September 2010 7:49 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

The fated battle between the Botwin family and the Mexican cartel has come and gone - at least for now. Nancy, once again, has come out on top. Although successfully earning a life on the run for her and her family can hardly be perceived as a victory, in the Botwin's twisted world this is on par with winning bronze at the Olympics. What's next? We're midway through season 6. You know what that means. It's time for creator Jenji Kohan to introduce either a new character or a new twist. Kohan prides herself on keeping Weeds fresh from season to season so fans can expect something "different" to say the least. Right now, everyone's attention is focused on Shane. How depraved has Shane become living the Botwin lifestyle? In Episode 6, "A Shoe for a Shoe," Silas said that Shane should have the opportunity to go to college so »

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Weeds and The Big C Renewed by Showtime

20 September 2010 3:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Weeds and The Big C are renewed for new seasons by Showtime On the heels of record-breaking premiere night ratings for both original series, Showtime has picked up new seasons of its hit comedies The Big C and Weeds. Season 2 of The Big C (from Sony Pictures Television) and Weeds (from Lionsgate) will premiere on the network in 2011.

The Big C took the country by storm last month as more than 6.5 million people viewed the premiere episode across various platforms, making it the network's highest-rated original series premiere in 8 years. The night kicked off with Weeds, which also garnered over 6 million viewers - a record premiere episode for the series.

"The unprecedented viewership for both The Big C and Weeds proves that audiences love these shows as much as we do," said Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins. "There are definitely more comedic adventures in store for these fascinating, complex women. »

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Alexander Gould the Father Figure on Weeds Season 6

5 September 2010 5:12 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

We've got another behind-the-scenes look at Weeds Season 6. In this video, Alexander Gould discusses the Botwins' road trip, Shane's evolution and role as the family protector and his relationship with Silas. This is one video any Weeds fan won't want to miss. Will the rivalry between Silas and Shane escalate beyond normal sibling rivalry? And, will Nancy be able to recoup her lost maternal-relationship with her outspoken son? Weeds is created by Jenji Kohan and also stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, Hunter Parrish Gould as Silas Botwin, Kevin Nealon as Doug, and Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin. »

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Hunter Parrish Discusses the New Botwin Identity in 'Weeds' Season 6

5 September 2010 5:03 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Showtime is releasing more of its behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of Weeds as the Botwins embark on their new lives on the run from Esteban (Demián Bichir). In this video, Hunter Parrish discusses the Botwins' taking on new identities in Season 6, working as a bell-hop and college life. Weeds is created by Jenji Kohan and also stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, Alexander Gould as Shane Botwin, Kevin Nealon as Doug, and Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin. »

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Weeds Season 6 Episode 3 Preview: A Yippity Sippity

23 August 2010 11:57 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Who said you need weed to have a good time? Introducing the new and improved Botwin family. In Weeds Season 6 Episode 2, the Botwin family renounces its family name in order to become the Newman family. Get it, "new man?" Andy (Justin Kirk) ponders. After being forced to turn back at the Canadian border because Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) didn't have the birth certificate for her baby, the Botwin family decides it's time to take on new identities. Nancy is now Nathalie, with a silent "h." Andy takes on the name Randy, Shane goes for Shaun (Alexander Gould), and Silas (Hunter Parrish) settles on Mike. Jenji Kohan's series is once again off to a great start. Weeds Season 6 is the season of the road trip. Although we've had several laughs, Jenji continues to add healthy doses of emotional content to her characters. Silas is still coming to terms with »

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Hollywood TV Review: ‘Weeds’ season six opener — smart, but slow

16 August 2010 1:09 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Anthony D’Alessandro

HollywoodNews.com: The “Weeds” season six opener of “Thwack” unfortunately doesn’t live up to its pointed title, however, the good news is that creator Jenji Kohan is finally moving the Botwin family away from the Mexican border after they’ve overstayed the drama there for the last two seasons.

The episode, like many “Weeds” season openers, begins promptly after its finale’s riveting cliffhanger, but the pacing slows. Nancy gathers her chicks, err sons, after young teen Shane kills Pilar, the dastardly political consultant to her Mexican beau Esteban, with a croquet mallet. In season 5, Pilar was grooming Esteban as a candidate in the race for Mexico’s governor. She felt Nancy’s family was an unsavory part of his life. Thus, Pilar threatened to kill Shane and Silas. Feeling his mother’s luck was running out, Shane offed Pilar into the pool.

Fearing Esteban’s wrath over the murder, »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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