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Weeds Series Finale: Did It All Go Up in Smoke?

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The Botwins — if we can still call them that — said farewell Sunday, with a Weeds series finale that a stoner might describe as... a total bummer, man.

For those who have stayed with Weeds over its eight ever-morphing seasons, it was a nice nugget of nostalgia to hear the original version of "Little Boxes" before the final hour. From there, we flashed eight-odd years into the future, as noted by Stevie's impending Bar Mitzvah. The finale featured several fun, but too-brief cameos from former cast members who breezed in and out as we stumbled toward the main question we hoped this finale might answer: Has Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) learned from her mistakes? And if so, where does she go from here?

Read on to find out where Nancy — and everyone else — ended up: read more

Bethenny Talk Show Debut: Was It Too Over the Top (Even for Her)?

Bethenny Frankel

Over the past several years, reality TV star/chef/entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel met her husband, landed a Real Housewives spin-off, had a baby and hit it big with the sale of her low calorie cocktail line, Skinnygirl Margaritas. But can she conquer daytime TV?
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Pilot Season: Justin Kirk to Star in Animal Kingdom, Ellen Barkin Joining Ryan Murphy Comedy

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Justin Kirk will rule the Animal Kingdom for NBC.

Kirk, 42, will star in the single-camera comedy pilot as a veterinarian who loves animals but detests their owners. The show is executive-produced by Hangover Part II writer Scot Armstrong.

Showtime renews Weeds for Season 8

But what does this mean for Kirk's longtime role as Uncle Andy on Weeds? Kirk's commitment to Animal Kingdom is not expected to interfere with the Showtime comedy's upcoming eighth season, which may very well be its last, according to Deadline, who first reported the news. Kirk is currently in... read more

Weeds' Kevin Nealon on the Biggest Surprise About Playing Doug

Kevin Nealon

Six years after suburban housewife-turned-widow-turned-pot dealer Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) first surfaced on Showtime on the series Weeds, the Botwin family is finally breaking out of pay cable and moving to TV Guide Network. And star Kevin Nealon... read more

Weeds to Make Basic Cable Debut on TV Guide Network

Weeds

Weeds will be broadcast on basic cable exclusively on TV Guide Network starting in September, the network announced Wednesday.

The comedy series starring Mary-Louise Parker — who's won a Golden Globe for her performance as a suburban mom who deals pot to make ends meet after her husband's death — becomes... read more

Kevin Nealon: Weeds' Carradine Echo Oddly Prophetic

Weeds

If anyone had planned it, it would have felt too soon.

On Monday's season premiere of Weeds, Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon) sports noticeable ligature marks around his neck. When Andy (Justin Kirk) asks him what happened, Doug replies with signature nonchalance, "[Masturbated] with a noose," a scene we saw in vivid detail in the Season 4 finale. The premiere aired, of course, just days after reports and speculation that actor David Carradine might have died under similar circumstances. (The death remains under investigation; Carradine's manager has said he suspects "foul play.")

For Nealon, the show's apparent ability to echo current events is nothing new. "You know, it's really interesting how Weeds is prophetic in a way; it's kind of eerie," he says. He points to prescient storylines about the California wildfires and the Mexican drug wars. "We did a story about [the show's fictional suburb] Agrestic burning down, and we shoot in Valencia [Calif.], and then Valencia sort of burnt down shortly thereafter," he says.

Nealon says the latest scene was shot last year. "It was too late to have any second thoughts about it." He says the edgy scene is par for the course on a show like Weeds. "I'm never surprised by what the writers come up with," he says. "You have to be willing to pretty much do anything on that show."

Has he ever refused them? "No, not yet," he says.

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Movie News: Heigl-Butler, a New Nightmare and More

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Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler (300) will costar in The Ugly Truth, a romantic comedy about a chauvinistic TV correspondent who enlists his producer to prove his theories about relationships.... One, two, Freddy is coming back for you! That's right — New Line is relaunching the Nightmare on Elm Street horror series that, among other things, gave Johnny Depp his big break in Hollywood (watch video). Michael Bay will produce; no word on whether or not Robert Englund will reprise his iconic role as Freddy Krueger.... Kevin Nealon (Weeds) is Ashley Tisdale's dad in the comedy They Came From Upstairs. — Mickey O'Connor read more

Hilarious Commercials & "The Humpty Dance"

Funniest Commercials of 2007Ever since the invention (and obsession) of DVRs and TiVos, most of us have been flying by those pesky commercials without thinking twice. But we tend to forget that some of those ads can be more entertaining than the television shows themselves. Luckily, TBS is giving us our annual countdown of the Funniest Commercials of the Year (hosted by Kevin Nealon) to make up for all those hilarious ads we’ve missed. Get a peek of not one, not two, but three of the funniest commercials of '07 now! Watch it now! | More online videosVH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ‘90sWhether you were shaking your rump like the rumpshakha or rockin’ out to Pearl Jam in your finest flannel, you have to admit that the ‘90s had its fair share of hits. All week long, VH1 has been counting down the decade's greatest hits and are wrapping things up tonight with the top 20. So who do you think will make the cut? We’re going with MC Hammer. Or maybe Right Said ... read more

Casting About: Kidman Denies Nip/Tucking, and More

• A spokesperson for Nicole Kidman tells the New York Daily News it's "not true" that the Aussie beanpole will guest on the coming season of Nip/Tuck, as claimed last week by series creator Ryan Murphy. Intriguing!• Peyton Manning hosts Saturday Night Live on March 24, with musical guest Carrie Underwood.• Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger puts in an appearance on this Sunday's The Apprentice, as part of the winning team's reward. • Kevin Nealon, Jane Lynch, Richard Kind and Wendie Malick are among those who have been added to the guest-star lineup for Thank God You're Here, NBC's improv comedy-challenge series debuting April 9. read more

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