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'Weeds: The Complete Collection' DVD first look: Mary Louise Parker, more talk Nancy's sexcapades -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Weeds‘ leading lady left quite an impression on the television world, one that involved lots of drugs, lots of humor, and lots of sex, among other things. And on Tuesday, viewers can get an inside look at Nancy Botwin’s many sexcapades when Weeds: The Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray.

We’ve got an exclusive first look at one of the collection’s bonus features, which shows Mary Louise Parker, Guillermo Diaz, Hunter Parrish, and Alexander Gould giving their take on how Nancy uses sex on the show, in which Gould compares her to a “hunter.” According to Parker, Nancy uses “whatever she has in her toolbox to get what she wants.” So what does that make sex? “A pretty big hammer.”

Watch the exclusive video below:

'Orange Is the New Black': Check out the trailer for Netflix's women's prison drama

It isn’t often you get to utter the words, “Hey, I’ve stood in that women’s prison shower!” But that’s exactly what I said while watching the trailer for the Netflix dramedy Orange Is The New Black, whose set in Queens, NY, I visited earlier this year.


'Weeds' series finale is highest-rated episode of season

The Botwins go off on a high…a ratings high, that is.

Showtime said goodbye to Weeds last night after eight seasons, and the show delivered its highest-rated episode of the season, with 864,000 viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.28 million viewers for the night.

The series finale of the Mary-Louise Parker-starring program was up 7 percent from the season eight premiere, and up 55 percent versus the season seven finale.

So far this season, Weeds has been averaging 3.2 million viewers across all platforms.

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Showtime's 'Weeds' to end this year -- EXCLUSIVE


This year, Showtime’s ground-breaking TV series Weeds will come to a close.

The premium network will conclude series creator Jenji Kohan’s acclaimed pot comedy after eight seasons. Weeds helped pave the way for other daring cable shows and made Showtime a competitive force in the original series game.

“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” says Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “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.”

Kohan admits she’s “sad” about the news, noting “sometimes ignorance is bliss,” but the writer does appreciate the rare opportunity to creatively wrap up a show. “I’m so proud of what we do here and that it’s about a strong woman lead who’s really flawed,” she says of her protagonist, Nancy Botwin (Parker). “We get to do comedy right up against drama, which a lot of shows don’t get the opportunity to do.” READ FULL STORY

'Orange is the New Black' adaptation in the works at Netflix


Netflix is serious about jumping into the original TV programming game, and if that wasn’t already evident, take into consideration the latest news making rounds.

According to reports, the company is set to produce 13 episodes of a series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, based on the novel Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, which chronicles the author’s time in a federal women’s prison.

Netflix declined to comment.

The move, however, would be just the latest in a string of original series to get the online entertainment service’s greenlight. In March of last year, Netflix announced it was backing the Kevin Spacey-starrer, House of Cards, from executive producer David Fincher. In November, it announced plans to resurrect Arrested Development. And on Feb. 6, Netflix launched its first original series, Lilyhammer, which centers around a former mob boss who flees to Norway after joining the witness protection program.

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'Weeds' renewed for eighth season

The grass is greener on this side today for Weeds: Showtime’s highest-rated comedy was picked up for an eighth season, the network has announced. The series was given a 13-episode order, and production on next season will likely begin in the first half of 2012. Season 7 wrapped in September.

Michelle Trachtenberg cast as pot dealer on 'Weeds'

Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg will guest star on Showtime’s Weeds, playing a rival to Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy.

Trachtenberg will appear in two episodes of the Showtime comedy this season playing Emma, a low-level pot dealer who gets the attention of Silas (Hunter Parrish). The show’s seventh season begins tonight.

'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan previews season 7 in the Spoiler Room (Will this be the final season?!)

Hello, Spoiler Roomies! As you read this I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitoes in my motherland (Texas). But I’ve taken a break from vacation to bring you a spoiler-filled Q&A with Weeds creator Jenji Kohan about season 7 (kicks off Monday!), which will hopefully tide you over until I can return and answer a ton of your questions.

On that note, remember to send any and all inquiries to (note the two “r”s) or Tweet them to me at @EWSandraG. I’m still off next week, but I’ll see you the week after! Until then! READ FULL STORY

Summer cable premiere dates: The latest round-up including 'Breaking Bad,' 'Jersey Shore,' and 'Flipping Out'


UPDATED, 6/23 Ready for Breaking Bad to return? Or perhaps True Blood is more your cup of tea? Read on to find about those and other (The Rachel Zoe Project! Jersey Shore!) summer premieres for basic and premium cable TV:


'True Blood,' 'Torchwood,' 'The Closer,' 'The Killing': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

As you read this, I am likely standing in the center of the sun. That’s not meant to be poetic. I’m on vacation in my homeland of Texas! But I couldn’t leave without first giving you your weekly helping of TV scoop. In exchange, can someone pick up my mail?

Speaking of mail, send me some! Spoiler requests, casting suggestions for the numerous primetime openings we seem to have, or even your pilot questions. Email or Tweet me @EWSandraG. I’ll check them when I return in two weeks!

Note: Small programming change: Next week, I’ll have a very special Q&A for Weeds fans instead of your regular column. You’ll enjoy it! Promise!


Last week, we tackled some of your burning questions. This week, it’s round 2. The countdown to the June 26 premiere of True Blood is on! Here’s some stuff to tide you over.

Hi. I am a HUGE fan of True Blood. I know this season is primarily about Sookie/Eric, but this Bill fan wants to know if the former couple will have any decent scenes together as well? Will Bill be pursuing Sookie or is he too busy with his new power position? — CK
I know you’ve seen the first eight minutes, but the next eight will definitely answer your question about whether Bill cares or not. That said, Bill’s storyline is sometimes very twisted, but mostly just full of twists. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood,' 'Weeds,' 'Rescue Me,' and 'Entourage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

If you heard loud squealing this week, it was probably just me getting my hands on the first three episodes of True Blood. (Don’t judge me.) And let me tell you, they do not disappoint! But by the sounds of it, neither will a lot of shows coming up.

Read on for more deets.

Also, be sure you’re submitting questions like good Roomies. or Tweet ‘em (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

'Weeds': Mary-Louise Parker has a ball in chains -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Last we saw drug-dealing mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), she was being led away in handcuffs at the airport after falsely confessing to the FBI that she killed a woman. Well, she’s still wearing the cuffs in this promotional photo for season 7, which premieres on Showtime on June 27 — and not much else. But like a clever magician’s assistant, she seems ready to slip herself loose at the first opportunity. Take a look below. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'Fringe,' 'One Tree Hill,' 'Desperate Housewives,' '30 Rock, and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Ali Goldstein/NBC; Ron Tom/ABC; Adam Taylor/ABC; Adam Rose/FoxGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to

Question: Rumor around the Glee circuit is that Quinn and Rachel lock lips in episode 6. Any truth to that? —Joan
Ausiello: Sorry, no. If it’s any consolation, it looks like the frenemies get fairly close to first base in the new GQ. Speaking of Glee, I can now confirm that the show is planning a Christmas episode. I don’t have any other details at the moment. I do, however, have a suggestion for Ryan Murphy: Please give us (read: me) an It’s a Wonderful Life homage with Sue at the center. I, er, we don’t ask for much.

Question: Glee scoop, please! —Jeffrey
Ausiello: Someone’s about to get expelled!

Question: One Tree Hill. You’re a stingy Smurf when it comes to scoop on this gem of a show. —La-roo
Ausiello: Sources close to the National Weather Center confirm that Mother Nature is doing me a solid and sending a major hurricane Hill‘s way before season’s end. READ FULL STORY


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