Californication to end after seventh season
Story by Jack Foley
DAVID Duchovny’s Californication is to end after its seventh season.
Showtime confirmed that the half-hour series, which follows the sexual mis-adventures of novelist Hank Moody, will return for its final 12 episodes in April 2014.
A statement said that the remaining episodes will “neatly wrap up” the lives of the characters on the show, which extend to Moody’s ex-wife Karen (Natascha McElhone), his daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), and Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon).
David Nevins, Showtime’s president of entertainment, said in the announcement: “With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series.
“We will always be indebted to [creatpr] Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody. Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and longtime fans alike.”
Californication has won several awards during its run, including a Golden Globe for Duchovny and two Emmys.
It is also one of the few shows that manages to put on viewers with every new season – its sixth was its highest rated to date.
The final season will follow Hank as he joins the writers’ room of a new TV series based on his never-released film, Santa Monica Cop.
Former Sopranos star Michael Imperioli will play his old-school executive producer Rick Rath, who will provide a source of sustained conflict, while Mary Lynn Rajskub will play a writer on the team, named Goldie.
Heather Graham will also recur as an old friend, Julia, whose arrival threatens to complicate Hank’s life with Karen.
Rob Lowe, Brandon T. Jackson, Oliver Cooper and Mercedes Masohn will also guest star.