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Elizabeth Perkins is leaving Weeds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress will end her five-year run as breast cancer survivor Celia Hodes on the Showtime hit to develop her own comedy series and to star in the upcoming film Hop, the trade paper says.

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Hop, a live-action/CG-animated comedy, revolves around James Marsden's slacker character who accidentally injures the son of the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must help him recover. Perkins will play Marsden's mother.

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Perkins, 49, earned three Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations during her tenure on Weeds, which will kick off its sixth season Aug. 16 at 10/9c.

Calls and e-mails to Showtime were not immediately returned.



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