Last week, we learned that Showtime has become really close to sealing the deal on an eighth season for Weeds. Mary-Louise Parker’s recent love letter to Nancy Botwin, her character, can be read as either a send-off or a hope for more . . .

Well, here are five reasons why it should be the latter of the two.

1. No satisfying end, yet:

When season 7’s finale was on the way, I made a few predictions as to what would happen, and while several of them did come true, a big one did not. Nancy did not die; she did not go to jail; she did not lose her children. Quite the opposite, actually. She and her family entered a Utopia-esque little cottage in the country, intent on making a better situation for all involved. This is not end-like, not for Weeds. This is not satisfying as the end. The creators of Weeds are too clever to send us away hunky dory-style a la Entourage­. At worst, we can expect is something in the vein of The Sopranos . . . and that’s not what we got with season seven’s finale.

2. New rivalries have come along, obviously:

As with every season finale in Weeds history to-date, season seven’s brought along a new (well old, really) conflict. The man with the rifle pointed straight at Nancy in the end was obviously Peter Scottson’s son. There’s been enough zooming and comparing done around the web-o-sphere to confirm that fact. Peter’s death was early in the show, and I suspect there are a few demons of the past left in Nancy’s future. Oh, and Shane’s a secret cop now. Remember when he bit Peter’s kid in the karate tournament, leading to Nancy’s involvement with Peter? I predict there’ll be a rematch of some sorts between Shane and that kid worth exploring in season eight. I hope Shane bites him again . . . and then writes a curse-laden rap song about it.

3. Andy really needs a win:

Andy got his way, sort of, when he got to take part of the family to Copenhagen for a few years while Nancy was in the pen. It wasn’t enough to satisfy though because he came back to New York the second Nancy was released. As soon as he got there, he went back to being unsatisfied and thought a successful bike shop would fill his little unconquerable void, but that didn’t happen . . . Ultimately, it boils down to him being in love with Nancy, I think. He has been for years, and while that was more seriously explored in seasons five and six, the seventh season gave him pretty much the perfect woman for him to be with, and of course that didn’t work out . . . Andy needs to win out at some point with Nancy. I think he will . . . but that’ll only happen if we have another season or two of the show.

4. More Silas:

Hunter Parrish won’t be Peeta in The Hunger Games, which isn’t worth re-hashing here, so we need to see him somewhere. Right, ladies? I think that suffices for point four.

5. The machines!:

At the end of season seven, we saw what the biggest treat of the new cottage included – a new handy dandy laboratory for Silas, outfitted with fancy equipment and all set up for new business. Silas failed to prove himself a capable partner to Nancy, again, but all hope is not lost. Here’s a shiny new vehicle for success . . . We aren’t really expected to believe it just *poof* will be, right? I’d like to see where that leads the gang, wouldn’t you?

What about you, Weeds fans? What would be your reasons for wanting to see a season eight of the show?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.