'Weeds' Finale to Air Sept. 16; 'Big C' to Wrap

By the Associated Press | July 30, 2012 | 8:37 PM EDT

Actress Mary-Louise Parker, from the television show "Weeds", smiles during the CW Showtime TCA Panels, Monday, July 30, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Showtime announced on Monday, July 29, 2012 the series finale date for "Weeds" that will air on September 16, 2012. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The end is near for Showtime's "Weeds" and "The Big C."

The cable channel said Monday that the series finale of "Weeds," the drug comedy starring Mary-Louise Parker, will air Sept. 16. "The Big C," which stars Laura Linney as a woman facing cancer, will wrap its run with four one-hour episodes, Showtime said.

Air dates for the final "Big C" episodes were not announced.

Two Showtime dramas, "Homeland" and "Dexter," will begin their new seasons on Sept. 30, the channel told a meeting of the Television Critics Association.

On tap later this year on Showtime: a 10-part documentary titled "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States." Stone's take on American history will debut Nov. 12.