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.