The WPRO Morning News with Tara Granahan & Andrew Gobeil
June 13, 2012
Showtime's Weeds: Next Season will be its last
Mary Louise-Parker's pot dealing mom Nancy Botwin will take her final hit in the 8th season of Showtime's, "Weeds." The Wrap reports that the series, which returns for its final season July 1, has followed suburban widow Nancy Botwin as she tries to provide for her family by selling pot. The setting of the Jenji Kohan-created series has shifted during its run from California to Seattle, Wash., Dearborn, Mich., New York City, and -- in the season 7 finale -- to Connecticut.
Among the show's 20 Emmy nominations were three for Parker for outstanding lead actress in a comedy and three for Elizabeth Perkins for supporting actress in a comedy. The show was also nominated for best comedy in 2009. It won an Emmy for sound mixing in 2009 and for cinematography in 2010. In March, Kohan signed an overall deal with Lionsgate, which produces "Weeds," in which she remained its show runner and executive producer. She will also serve as co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" and develop other projects. Production on the new series -- based on Piper Kerman's memoir, "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison" -- is slated to begin this fall.
posted by Rebekah Berger on 6/13/2012 2:58:01 PM
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