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'Weeds' Final Season: Creator Jenji Kohan Still Mulling Over How To End Series


"Weeds" premieres its eighth and final season on Showtime in about two weeks (July 1 at 10 p.m. ET), but the show's creator Jenji Kohan admitted in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she's "still got to figure" out how to craft the show's conclusion.

Kohan said that she's "sad" about Showtime's decision to bring "Weeds" to an end, but understands the network's decision. "I think we're expensive ... [Showtime Entertainment president David] Nevins is new and wants to put his stamp on the network, which I understand, and program his shows," she told THR.

When Showtime announced this week the "Weeds'" upcoming Season 8 would be its last, Nevins lauded the legacy "Weeds" will leave behind at the network. “There were two shows, 'Weeds' and 'Dexter,' that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming ... How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”

While Kohan sounds appreciative that the network told her before she began writing Season 8 about their decision and urged her to "go out with a bang," she concedes she still hasn't decided how the Botwin's story will conclude. "It certainly puts more pressure on the end, which I still don't know. [Laughs.] I've got to figure it out and mull it," Kohan told THR.

The final season of "Weeds" premieres Sun., July 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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