Showtime Re-ups Weeds for Season 8

Given the nature of how Season 7 of Weeds gratuitously left us all hanging, it's not that surprising that it's now officially coming back for Season 8, lest crops of Weeds fans march on Showtime's headquarters and demand answers. The network announced the renewal today; the drug-dealing dramedy will be back for 13 more episodes. Though the show has long been rumored to be nearing its end, Showtime did not say anything about Season 8 being the series' last in today's press release.

The renewal means we'll get an answer to what happened at the conclusion of Season 7 when [spoilers ahead!] a gunman's sights danced around the Botwin clan's heads and came to a stop on Nancy's. The season finale cut to black after the sound of a gunshot. Obviously Nancy's brains ended up all over the place and Season 8 will be about Silas, Andy, and Shane fighting each other in a nasty battle to take over the drug business Nancy built up. Well, probably not.

I'll admit I stopped watching the show sometime in the middle of Season 3 when I thought it lost its way, but I've heard that last season was a bounceback year for the show. What's your take on the renewal news? Are you happy it's back or do you think all that's left is resin?


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I think Celia was the one who had Nancy or whoemever sniped. Last time we seen her she was trying to become a drug dealer setting up her own team. Later on we find Dean living with Helya and scared for his life when he sees Nancy in fear that she brought Celia. We don't know what happened to her character.......perhaps she and guiermo teamed up.
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I must admit I stopped @ season 3 also.

A lot of people did.

But I had a time when I had no series to watch, and decided to catch up with Weeds eventually.

And man, I'm happy I did it. Coz if season 3 sucks, and season 4 also, seasons 5 6 & 7 are orgasmic !

Can't wait for this new season!
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Im so happy right now...i think i just jizzed!



Whens season 8 kicking off????
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I love how erratic the show is. I think it's like that to show how unpredictable being a drug dealer is for Nancy. And I wish Celia would come back too. She was by far my absolute favorite character.
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I'd like for Cecila and Conrad to return
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This better be the last season, seriously.
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i have to say i was a little dissapointed with the way season 7 started out, totally different then the previous 6 seasons. but, a lot has changed for nancy and her family. The ending left me on the edge of my seat and i cant wait for season 8 to begin and to know the outcome of the shooting. I personally do not believe the show would be good without Nancy, she's the star.
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well im a huge fan of weeds i watched the complete seasons 1-7 i would like to see the sequal season eight well it was awesome to see them get dumb get smart life it is really what happens in everyday life
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I thought S7 was terrible, nothing like the previous seasons. Needless to say, it's still GOOD. I'll be watching S8 :)
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I am A huge fan of Weeds and will for sure keep watching season 8 but I will say that I wasn't a huge fan of season 7, found situations annoying and it made me hate Nancy where in the past I was routing for her... episodes were crammed and it idk... but I will deff. keep watching
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happy! season 7 was a GREAT season...easily the best since season four. Very glad to hear about this renewal
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love the show .. season 7 was a great come back but it was short, old characters came back with not much to tell!! and the ending was a bomb! and I can't wait for season 8 :)

Viva la weed!!
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a friend in need is a friend indeed, a friend with weed is better :)
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This artical, (like all I have read) about the upcoming season of Weeds is too opinionated. Anything can happen in the world of television...all we can do is wait to see what happens.
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Seriously, it can be like the Simpsons except Shane ages. I'm cool with it. And like the Simpsons it won't always be great, but hey it'll be there forever for re-watching. Even the crappy episodes.
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Finally. I've been waiting to hear whether it would be back or not. This is good news. Long Live Nancy and her self destructing ways!
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I know a lot of people have stopped watching this show, including you, Tim, largely because the show overshot its own premise fairly early in its run. If you were attracted to the premise of a suburban widow wheeling and dealing drugs (will she get caught or won't she?), then the show could only have stayed fresh for a few years.



The writers, I think, saw this and decided to expand/overshoot the premise (the word you choose will largely depend on how successful you feel they were at this in the subsequent years).



At this point in the show's run, there are still some interesting and integral themes that hold the entire show together. For example, just like weed itself is considered to be a gateway drug, selling it is a gateway crime. Nancy started her business with small ambitions and good intentions, and over the years her crimes and ambitions have grown more and more out of control.



So, the show is no longer about a suburban widow wheeling and dealing drugs... it's about the long-term consequences of that decision.



All this is to say that I'm excited about another season.
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I wonder how much my ratio of wanting to punch Nancy in the face vs. Kissing her will go up this season. Can't wait!
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I Love Weeds, and I can't wait for the 8th season!
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Yeahh! Weeds is going on! Although this HAS to be the last season.
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This Show sucks I stop watching after it was not about weeds anymore! I guess that was season 2 or 3! is it still on!!??
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No, it went off around seasons 2 or 3 when you decided it sucked which is why this topic is about the renewal for season 8.
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I liked season 7. It was something very different from the previous seasons.
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She's not dead, she IS the show!
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Nancy better not be dead!
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HE shot Shane ! Not Nancy but that's my opinion - it was Shane's fault that his father met Nancy and now he is dead.



Victims

1.Shane

2.Nancy

3.Non dead

4.Non dead some badly injured
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I do recommend last season, I really enjoyed it. It is not the show it once was, but it is still really entertaining.
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I still watch it, but I'm ready for Nancy's painful death whenever they are. And damn Silas for going soft at the last minute. Hold steady, man!



Still, the last season wasn't awful, but if anyone stopped watching, it's not where I'd recommend anyone return.
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You cancel me, I cancel you. Did I just shoot the main character in the head? -- I guess you'll never know. Weasel out an 8th season...
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Last season was good, but I honestly think that this show would be better without Nancy
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i really liked last season, although i can`t stand nancy at all anymore. i thought the ending was great and was extremely hoping that the`d left it that way.

i`ll probably continue watching.
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Its a filler show when you have nothing else to watch! Again, it has morphed into something that is not always entertaining and really quite frustrating!
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I don't understand people that 'stop watching shows'. So what that the best part was the first two seasons, I would never quit watching weeds unless they replaced nearly every main character, it didn't get that bad.
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Season 7 definitely made some good turnarounds for the show...so im glad to see it back!

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Not shocking, Showtime just wanted the press. I never doubted there would be a new season. This season was an improvement over the last two but I am not expected a quality season of tv from season 8. It is so off tangent from the original story I don't understand why they even still even call it Weeds.
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The main point in the last few episodes was about weeds. If the show didnt have marijauna in it, what would the conflict be with everyone?
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I am surprised if Weeds 8 season will be renewal. I love to watch on it. I am happy now.
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I really liked this last season. I thought, though, that that ending would have made the most spectacular end to the show possible. But oh well. I like it, and I'll continue to like it. It's not about anything in particular but weed and their relationships, and I can enjoy that. I just hope they bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have liked the ambiguity and statement that that final bullet would have made, but I can take a happier solution, too.
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Why the hell is it you who's giving us this wonderful news when you stopped watching the show in Season 3???
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Probably because anyone can report that any show got picked up for another season. It really doesn't take viewership to do that, does it?
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I've never stopped watching it, and I'll still watch it, but I wouldn't go so far as to recommend last season.
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I am very happy it's renewed and hope it makes it to ten seasons. :-)
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I hope it lasts for more than one more season!!!!
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yes i knew it wouldn't go down like this

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