In what fans came to call a slow season, “Weeds” pulls it off again with another shocking cliffhanger season finale to end its 5th season on the cable network Showtime.
“Weeds,” which aired it’s season finale on Aug. 31, did what it is known to do well with it’s season finale and concluded the show with a rather interesting cliffhanger, which left fans wondering what will happen next.
Since it’s shocking season 1 finale, fans have been following the show wondering what kind of trouble the show’s protagonist Nancy Botwin will get herself into next. From dealing with gangsters and the DEA, the baroness of bud has somehow managed to survive the weed killing pesticides as well as the competition.
Since its first season, the show has been garnering buzz all over. Time Magazine’s James Poniewozik named it as ninth on it’s Top 10 Returning TV Series in 2007. Mary-Louise Parker, who plays the lead role of Nancy Botwin, the suburban housewife turned pot dealer, even went head to head with the competition and beat out four Desperate Housewives for the golden globe award for Best Performance by a TV Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 2006.
The nominees included the four lead cast members of the ABC Network hit show Desperate Housewives which included Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria-Parker, Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher. Yet in a surprising turn of events, Mary-Louise Parker beat out all of the ladies of Wisteria Lane with her portrayal of Nancy Botwin as the suburban baroness of bud.
This season introduced many new faces with big names. Guest stars included Demian Bichir and Kate del Castillo, both famous actors from Mexico as well as Canadian singer/song writer Alanis Morisette.
Showtime confirmed season 6 with 13 episodes alongside its confirmation of season 5 in 2008. The show was created by Jenji Kohan who was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series for “Weeds” in 2009.
Showtime has produced many mainstream shows such as “Dexter”, “The L Word”, “The Tudors”, “Queer As Folk” and “Californication.”
According to Showtime, “Weeds” is scheduled to return with its sixth season in 2010. for more information on the show “Weeds,” visit the show’s website at www.sho.com/weeds.