Weeds renewed for an 8th season

Producers of the long running Showtime comedy Weeds have ended negotiations to bring the show back for an eighth season.

The comedy starring Mary-Louise Parker goes from a widowed suburban mother to a big time marijuana kingpin get another season to sell some more drugs as Showtime and Lionsgate have agreed to produce 13 episodes that will be slated for a 2012 launch.

Weeds is the longest running series, as well as the most watched comedy on currently on Showtime.

Season 7 ended on a huge cliffhanger as the audience was left with a scene of Nancy Botwin (Parker) at a picnic, about to make a toast, with a mark on her head about to be assassinated. Will Nancy be gunned down? Audiences will find out next year on Showtime.

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