Showtime Orders Season 8 of 'Weeds'

Showtime Orders Season 8 of 'Weeds'

The Mary-Louise Parker-starring series will return with another 13 episodes which will be filmed starting the first half of 2012.

Showtime has picked up its highest-rated comedy show "Weeds" for an eighth season after hanging the fate up in the air for more than a month. The cable network orders 13 episodes for the upcoming season which will likely begin the production in the first half of 2012.

Season 7 of the Emmy-winning series, which ended in last September, averaged 720,000 viewers. It saw Mary-Louise Parker's Nancy reuniting with the Botwin clan after serving her time in jail for a murder her son Shane committed.

The ultimate episode ended with a mysterious sniper taking aim at Nancy while she and her family were enjoying a dinner in Connecticut. The scene cut to black as a gunshot was heard, leaving a question whether Nancy was shot or not.


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