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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Aug/13/2007
Hank Moody is a thirtysomething sex addicted author. During his many affairs with women of all ages and walks of life, Moody has to keep contact with his ex-wife Karen, who may still be in love with him, and their 12-year old daughter, Madeline. Though mature for her age, Madeline starts to have a sex life, which scares both her parents, especially her father despite his addiction.
Guest Stars: Amy Price Francis as Meredith | Miriam T. Green as Penny Lyons | Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Camille Langfield as Sandy Carr | Michele Nordin as Heather |
Co-Guest Stars: Alison Mei Lan as Hot Woman | Chase Penny as Tattooed Millionaire | Stephen Sowan as Drunk Kid | Philip Shahbaz as Persian Man On Cellphone | Michael H. Barnett as Gawky Dweeb | Craig T. Kelly as Threesome Guy
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Ive Mendes -- A Beira Mar, Peepin' Tom -- Mojo, Quantic Soul Orchestra -- Pushin' On, Elton John -- Rocket Man, The Rolling Stones -- You Can't Always Get What You Want

2 :01x02 - Hell-A Woman

Aug/20/2007
Hank begins his blogging job at Hell-A-Magazine. Karen is able to set Hank up with her friend Sonja by disguising the get together as a family dinner. At dinner, Becca reveals how Hank met Karen.
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Lucy Davis as Nora | Paula Marshall as Sonja | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Damian Young as Bill Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Brooke Banner as The Blonde (as L. E. Brooke)
Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Robbers on High Street -- Japanese Girls, The Doors -- LA Woman, Tommy Stinson -- Light of Day, Kenneth James Gibson -- Sarcastically Yours

3 :01x03 - The Whore of Babylon

Aug/27/2007
At a book signing, Hank gets into a scrap with the disgruntled director of the film based on his novel, and later runs into a woman whom he embarrassed and insulted on a blind date; Mia attempts to steal some of Hank's work to use for her high-school creative-writing class.
Guest Stars: Rachel Miner as Dani California | Amy Price Francis as Meredith | Chris Williams (1) as Todd Carr | Damian Young as Bill Lewis | Robert Merrill (2) as Jonathan Mandel | Kathy Christopherson as Nikki Mandel
Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: She Died -- I'm Ten Feet Tall, Country Gentlemen -- My Pain And Misery, Creosote -- The Ballad of Whiskey And Tears, Dawn Landes -- Toy Piano, Betty Davis -- Walkin' Up The Road

4 :01x04 - Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser

Sep/03/2007
Hank escorts Meredith to an environmental fundraiser that is also being attended by Karen, and he winds up defending his ex's honor; Hank interrupts Charlie's romantic interlude with his assistant.
Guest Stars: Rachel Miner as Dani California | Chris Williams (1) as Todd Carr | Damian Young as Bill Lewis | Camille Langfield as Sandy Carr | Amy Price Francis as Meredith | Robert Merrill (2) as Jonathan Mandel | Kathy Christopherson as Nikki Mandel |
Co-Guest Stars: John Scarangello as Hollywood Jerk
Director: Michael Lembeck
Songs: 8 Bold Souls -- Brown Town, Radio Citizen -- El Cielo, Luca Mundaca -- Ha Dias, Ce'U -- Lenda, Arco -- Lullaby, Mundo Livre -- Meu Esquema, Mindy Smith -- Peace of Mind, Arling & Cameron -- Popcorn 2006

5 :01x05 - LOL

Sep/10/2007
Hank accepts Bill's invitation to speak at Mia's high-school creative-writing class---but there's a catch; at an appearance on a radio show hosted by Henry Rollins, Hank rants about the Internet and its negative impact on the written word.
Special Guest Stars: Henry Rollins as Himself |
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Lance Barber as Nick Lowry | Joaquin Pastor as Dave | Amy Price Francis as Meredith | Damian Young as Bill Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Amy Okuda as Mia's Classmate
Director: Bart Freundlich
Songs: Bob Dylan -- If You See Her, Say Hello, Harvey Danger -- Little Round Mirrors, Marsmobil -- Reversed Mantra, Mark McAdam -- While You Wait

6 :01x06 - Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Sep/17/2007
Hank spends a wild evening with a fetching surfer girl, and later must deal with unwanted attention from Mia. Meanwhile, Becca knocks 'em out in her school's Battle of the Bands; and Marcy almost nabs Charlie in flagrante with his assistant.
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Dana Woods as Emcee | Lance Barber as Nick Lowry | Rachel Miner as Dani California |
Co-Guest Stars: Michelle Lombardo as Surfer Girl | Myles Trifon as Band Member | Shira Kreitenberg as Band Member | Jory Glick as Band Member | Robert Gilling as Band Member | Daisy Gardner as Crusty Cashier |
Uncredited: Chelsea Blaine as Mia's Friend
Director: Ken Whittingham
Songs: Madeleine Martin -- Don't Let Us Get Sick, Pat Guadango -- Don't Let Us Get Sick, Black Sabbath -- Paranoid, Sea Wolf -- The Garden That You Planted

7 :01x07 - Girls, Interrupted

Sep/24/2007
Hank deals with the aftermath of sharing a passionate moment with Karen, and is bothered by Becca's negative outlook regarding the concept of happy endings.
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Chris Williams (1) as Todd Carr | Lance Barber as Nick Lowry | Rachel Miner as Dani California
Director: Tucker Gates
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Mexican Institute of Sound -- A Girl Like You, Slow Train Soul -- Mississippi Freestylin', Death Cab for Cutie -- Passenger Seat, Argyle Johansen -- Sunny Day In Hell, Lady Sa -- Sweetless

8 :01x08 - California Son

Oct/01/2007
Hank is depressed when Al, his father, dies. To ignore his pain, Hank shacks up with Trixie, a hooker, but he ends up thinking about his estranged relationship with his father.
Special Guest Stars: Amber Heard as Herself |
Guest Stars: Judy Greer as Trixie | Mark Margolis as Al Moody | Kathryn Adams as Katie | Chris Williams (1) as Todd Carr | Cooper Barnes as Tom
Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Bonobo feat. Bajka -- Between The Lines, Perry Keyes -- In Ancient Rome, Warren Zevon -- Mohammed's Radio

9 :01x09 - Filthy Lucre

Oct/08/2007
Hank takes Becca out to buy a new guitar. Charlie talks Hank into buying a new car. During the test-drive, Hank is thrilled with both the car and the saleswoman.
Guest Stars: Damian Young as Bill Lewis | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle |
Co-Guest Stars: Myles Trifon as Band Member | Shira Kreitenberg as Band Member | Jory Glick as Band Member | Jonathan Carr (2) as Band Member | Alicia Sixtos as Carjacker | Luis Moncada as Carjacker | Lou Fusaro as Ferrari Guy | Johnny D'Agostino as Rocker Dude | Ronnie Gene Blevins as Guitar Center Employee | Brigitte Bako as Porsche Saleswoman | Sara Wells as Girl with Ferrari Guy
Director: Scott Burns
Songs: The Black Angels -- Black Grease, Cheap Trick -- Surrender, The Heavy -- That Kind of Man, Foo Fighters -- The Pretender

10 :01x10 - The Devil's Threesome

Oct/15/2007
Hank and Charlie get chummy with a woman they meet at the gym, but not before she gives Hank a thrashing in the ring. Reeling from their respective relationships, Karen and Marcy plan a girls' night out, and when they decide to drop in on Hank and Charlie, they catch the guys in a full-contact“workout” with their new sparring partner.
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Laura Niles as Laura
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Brian Jonestown Massacre -- 13, Lodger -- Bad Place To Earn a Living, Champion -- Keep On, The Purrs -- Loose Talk, Eulogies -- One Man, Airwaves -- Psycho

11 :01x11 - Turn The Page

Oct/22/2007
Becca surprises Karen with news that she wants to move in with her father; Dani demands that Charlie fast-track Mia's book, which Charlie knows is really Hank's work, and when Hank learns the truth, he is furious and confronts Mia.
Guest Stars: Mo Collins as Victoria | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Damian Young as Bill Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Mike Metz as Temp
Songs: Lodger -- Butterfly Blues, Joe Strummer -- Coma Girl

12 :01x12 - The Last Waltz

Oct/29/2007
As Karen's wedding to Bill nears, Hank struggles with accepting what appears to be inevitable; Bill informs Mia that he will not allow her book to be published; Hank has a unique solution to dealing with Becca's surprise visitor.
Guest Stars: Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle | Damian Young as Bill Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Jory Glick as Band Member | John Laughlin as Irish Catholic Priest | Lynn A. Henderson as Female Minister | Charlie Mattera as Burly Husband | Myles Trifon as Band Member | Robert Gilling as Band Member | Shira Kreitenberg as Band Member
Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Elton John -- High Flying Bird, Alice Cooper -- Only Women Bleed, Steve Earle & Reckless Kelly -- Reconsider Me, The Rolling Stones -- You Can't Always Get What You Want

Season 2

13 :02x01 - Slip of the Tongue

Sep/28/2008
Following their reunion at the conclusion of season one, Hank and Karen decide to move the family back to New York. Hank isn't pleased when Karen asks him to have a vasectomy, but he bears through it. The plan to leave L.A. is complicated when a past fling of Hank's shows up pregnant, and a wild party at the house of record producer Lew Ashby ends in sexual chaos.
Special Guest Stars: Pete Wentz as Himself |
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Angus MacFadyen as Julian | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Zita Vass as Destiny |
Co-Guest Stars: Michelle Lombardo as Surfer Girl | David Fabrizio as Officer Dick | Brian Posehn as Scooter Man | Sheri Moon Zombie as Nurse | Ossie Mair as Urologist
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Rob Zombie -- (Go to) California, The Mamas and the Papas -- California Dreamin', Lions -- Can You Hear Me?, Echo Pilot -- Go Low Step Low, Clinic -- If You Could Read Your Mind, Warren Zevon -- My Shit's Fucked Up, My Heat -- Prima Donna, Slayer -- Raining Blood, Shake Some Action -- What You Want Me to Do

14 :02x02 - The Great Ashby

Oct/05/2008
Hank is arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a police officer. To make matters worse, an angered Karen refuses to bail him out. While inside, Hank gets reacquainted with music producer Lew Ashby, who asks Hank to write his biography. Meanwhile, Charlie gets fired after vengeful assistant Dani exposes secret recordings of him pleasuring himself at work.
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Paul Rae as Zed |
Co-Guest Stars: Alexis Arquette as Lady in Jail | Billy Mayo as Cop | David Haley as Cop | Andres Stewart as Gangbanger | Alexander Lyras as Agency President | Samantha Maloney as Sam
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Uninvited Guests -- Beautiful, Mega Jive -- Dirty Thang, Kid Rock -- So Hott, Tom Petty -- Wake Up Time

15 :02x03 - No Way to Treat a Lady

Oct/12/2008
Hank's first day as Lew's biographer results in a visit from old friend Trixie, who stirs things up a bit by claiming Hank is the better of the two men in bed. Elsewhere, Karen and Hank's pregnant ex Sonja collaborate on a project, leading Karen to spend some quality time with Sonja's guru boyfriend Julian. Also, Becca makes a new friend at school, and Charlie tries to land a new client.
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Angus MacFadyen as Julian | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Judy Greer as Trixie | Ezra Miller as Damien |
Co-Guest Stars: Colin Malone as Video Camera Guy | Jules Theodore as Strapping Young Lad | Paul Zies as Dez (Lead Singer)
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Johnny Whitehorse -- Native Call, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster -- The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow

16 :02x04 - The Raw & the Cooked

Oct/19/2008
Hank and Karen throw a disastrous dinner party. Invited are Charlie, Marcy, Lew Ashby, Sonja, Julian, and Hank's old one night stand Mia. Becca and her new boyfriend Damien also attend. Nothing manages to go right for the group, including a botched marriage proposal, an allergic reaction, and several other startling personal revelations.
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Angus MacFadyen as Julian | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Ezra Miller as Damien | Zita Vass as Destiny
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Free Bird, Lions -- Heavy Metal Lady, Lady Sa -- The Apple

17 :02x05 - Vaginatown

Oct/26/2008
A heartbroken Hank moves into Lew's mansion. Wanting to cheer up his friend, Ashby arranges a sexual rendezvous between Hank and a popular celebrity chef. Charlie tries to help his new porn-star client Daisy land the lead in an adult version of the film 'Chinatown', but the director won't budge unless Charlie invests in the project financially.
Guest Stars: Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Meredith Monroe as Chloe Metz | Hal Ozsan as Ronny Praeger | Jonathan Goldstein as Mario |
Co-Guest Stars: Samantha Maloney as Sam | Ida Darvish as Marcy's Client
Director: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Jay Dyer
Songs: Electric Light Orchestra -- Do Ya, Haig -- Mind Over Matter, Panther -- On the Lam

18 :02x06 - Coke Dick & the First Kick

Nov/02/2008
Hank sets out to find Lew Ashby's long lost love Janie Jones, but is surprised by who she has become. Hank also catches Julian cheating on Sonja, and is unsure how to handle the situation. Mia is shadowed by a Rolling Stone reporter, one who Hank takes a liking to. Charlie is forced to use his home as a set for the production of 'Vaginatown'.
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Angus MacFadyen as Julian | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Hal Ozsan as Ronny Praeger | Madchen Amick as Janie Jones | Carly Pope as Annika Staley | Laurie A. Sinclair as Holly | John Scarangello as Jake Clittes | Vincent Angell as Ron Jones
Director: Michael Lehmann
Songs: The Basics -- Have Love Will Travel, Sophia -- If a Change is Gonna Come, Black Mustang -- Little Box, Rie Sinclair -- Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Mexican Institute of Sound -- Que Rico, Poets & Pornstars -- Rock and Roll, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo -- You Call Me the Devil

19 :02x07 - In a Lonely Place

Nov/09/2008
Hank has found a new love interest, Becca's English teacher, who he discovers is the mother of his daughter's boyfriend. Charlie finds out that Marcy has been hiding a financial secret from him, one which may devastate them.
Guest Stars: Carla Gallo as Daisy | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Ezra Miller as Damien | Madchen Amick as Janie Jones | Justine Bateman as Mrs. Patterson |
Co-Guest Stars: Big Spence as Big | Tehmina Sunny as Beautiful Barmaid
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Jain Rock -- Baikonour, The Clash -- Janie Jones, Kid Koala -- Skanky Panky, Harold Budd & Andy Partridge -- Through The Hill

20 :02x08 - Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Nov/16/2008
Stymied by Lew's lack of answers, Hank seeks the truth from Janie Jones about what caused the end of their relationship. Marcy realizes her cocaine habit is out of control, and goes to her mother for help with a detox. Also, Karen confronts Lew about his sexual relationship with the barely legal Mia, and Charlie is tempted by Daisy.
Guest Stars: Paola Turbay as Rosario | Vincent Angel as Ron Jones | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Madchen Amick as Janie Jones |
Co-Guest Stars: Michaela Watkins as Executive
Director: Daniel Ducovny
Songs: The Jackson Analogue -- Day is Done, Alberta Cross -- Low Man, Black Mountain -- Stay Free, Black Mustang -- The One, Madeline Zima -- Your Face is that Place

21 :02x09 - La Ronde

Nov/23/2008
Hank turns down an offer of sex which is unthinkable (for him). Karen gives in to Ashby's asking and agrees to date him. Charlie and Daisy have a bonding moment over the film Dirty Dancing, while Marcy is still in rehab.
Special Guest Stars: Ana Lenchantin as Herself | Byron Thames as Himself | Lili Haydn as Herself |
Guest Stars: Carla Gallo as Daisy | Madchen Amick as Janie Jones | Paula Marshall as Sonja | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Angus MacFadyen as Julian |
Co-Guest Stars: Art Hall as Venice Hipster | Stephen Hale as Steve the Regular Guy | Samantha Maloney as Sam
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Jennifer Warnes -- (I've Had) The Time of My Life (w Bill Medley), Bill Medley -- (I've Had) The Time of My Life (w Jennifer Warnes), The Pones -- Back to the City, Shake Some Action -- I Can See Where This is Going Now, Mark Kozelek -- Metropol 47, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds -- Moonland, Lili Haydn -- Saddest Sunset

22 :02x10 - In Utero

Nov/30/2008
While Hank anxiously awaits the results of a biopsy, he flashes back to the early years of his life with Karen. It's 1994, and Karen and Hank are weighing their options as far as keeping their unplanned baby, all while the events of Kurt Cobain's death play out in the background. Also, Charlie pleads with Daisy not to leave him.
Guest Stars: Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Paul Lieber as Dr. Eli Reiss
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Soho Dolls -- Bang Bang Bang Bang, Nirvana -- Heart Shaped Box, Joseph Arthur -- I Wanna Get You Alone, Pearl Jam -- Nothingman, Black Mountain -- Wucan

23 :02x11 - Blues from Laurel Canyon

Dec/07/2008
Ashby celebrates the publication of Mia's book by hosting a party. Charlie asks Marcie for a divorce, now that he has completed rehab. And, Becca feels devastated by Damien's cheating.
Guest Stars: Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Rachel Miner as Dani California | Madchen Amick as Janie Jones | Ezra Miller as Damien | Carly Pope as Annika Staley | Hal Ozsan as Ronny Praeger |
Co-Guest Stars: Cristin Michele as Partygirl
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: The Who -- Behind Blue Eyes, Poets & Pornstars -- Get Your Kicks, The Stereotypes -- New Situation, Medieval Knievel -- Smells Like California, Vibrolux -- Spreading Your Love, Darker My Love -- Talking Words

24 :02x12 - La Petite Mort

Dec/14/2008
Hank finishes up Ashby's biography. Charlie takes a job at a car dealership since he has not been able to find one as an agent. Meanwhile, Sonja has her baby; and Hank and Becca face difficult decisions when Karen decides to move to New York.
Guest Stars: Paula Marshall as Sonja | Angus MacFadyen as Julian | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Ezra Miller as Damien | Nick Steele as Gus | Lordan Napoli as Doula |
Co-Guest Stars: Michelle Lombardo as Surfer Girl | Nicholas Massouh as Sales Manager
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Mamas and the Papas -- California Dreamin', Sky Parade -- High on Desire, The Animals -- It's My Life, Warren Zevon -- Keep Me In Your Heart, Sun Kil Moon -- Lost Verses, Extreme Music -- Raj Mirage, Andy McCutcheon -- Rewind

Season 3

25 :03x01 - Wish You Were Here

Sep/27/2009
Karen's move back to New York proves tough for Hank, as being a single dad is definitely not his strong suit. An increasingly more rebellious Becca causes trouble at school, leading Hank to be invited to a disastrous dinner by one of Becca's teachers. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy prepare to divorce. Also, Charlie gets a new job at a talent agency run by the sexually aggressive Sue Collini.
Guest Stars: Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Kristine Blackport as Kristine | Luenell as Rhonda |
Co-Guest Stars: Bruce Katzman as Marv the Mediator
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos

26 :03x02 - The Land Of Rape And Honey

Oct/04/2009
Following the relapse of alcoholic Prof. Richard Bates, Hank reluctantly accepts a teaching position at Becca's posh private school. Hank ends up in trouble right away, after dealing out an overly harsh critique to a student. Also, one of Hank's gorgeous new pupils hides a surprising secret, and Charlie's imploding relationship with Marcy continues to worsen.
Guest Stars: Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Ed Westwick as Balt | Billy Brown (2) as Marcy's Date |
Co-Guest Stars: K.T. Tatara as Pretentious Student | Maggie Reid as Politically Correct Student
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Benjy Ferree -- Blown Out, Miles Davis -- Green Haze, Starlight Mints -- Pumpkin

27 :03x03 - Verities & Balderdash

Oct/11/2009
Hank and Becca are invited to the school's annual fall gathering, and as usual, things get complicated. Hank finds himself fielding the advances of three different women: the married wife of his new boss, a sexy young student, and a love-lorn teacher's aide. Meanwhile, Becca gets high with rebellious friend Chelsea, Charlie signs Rick Springfield as a client, and Sue Collini makes further unwanted advances.
Special Guest Stars: Rick Springfield as Himself |
Guest Stars: Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini |
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Bond as Jill's Date / Fireman
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: The Monks -- Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice, Jimmy LaFave -- Not Dark Yet, Queens of the Stone Age -- You Got a Killer Scene There, Man

28 :03x04 - Zoso

Oct/18/2009
At home, Hank grows increasingly resistant to Becca's new grown-up fashion sense. At work, Hank's resistance to the advances of his three admirers grows weaker by the day. Hank and Charlie even head out to the strip club to see sexy student Jackie in action at work. Also, Charlie and Marcy unsuccessfully attempt to sell their house.
Guest Stars: Eva Amurri as Jackie | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini |
Co-Guest Stars: Sonny Kang as Young Husband | Pamela Guest as Real Estate Lady | Fiona Gubelmann as Young Wife | Elaine Loh as Saleswoman
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Stuffy Shmitt -- Babbette, Spider Problem -- Cha Cha (Be My New Boyfriend) Rock Remix, Rob Zombie -- Pussy Liquor, N*E*R*D -- Rock Star, 3L Flex -- Rock Your Body, Danielle Duval -- You're The One That I Want

29 :03x05 - Slow Happy Boys

Oct/25/2009
Becca goes to visit Karen in New York, leaving Hank to get wild for the weekend. The timing is perfect too, as Hank's old buddy Mike is flying in for a visit. The two pals head to a party at Sue Collini's, and have quite the eventful night. Also, Becca brings a surprise home from NYC, and Charlie ruins a sexual encounter with estranged wife Marcy.
Guest Stars: Diana Terranova as Diana | Suzanne Freeman (1) as Suzanne | Heather Chadwell as Heather | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Carla Gallo as Daisy | Stephen Root as Ricardo Collini | Kevin Corrigan as Mike Zlosowski | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini |
Co-Guest Stars: Tim Sitarz as Bouncer
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Richard Greere -- Blue Over You, Buckcherry -- Crazy Bitch, Tom Sanchez -- House of Friends, Chicago Stone Lighting -- Need a Woman, Dan Wilson -- Sugar, Widespread Panic -- Werewolves of London

30 :03x06 - Glass Houses

Nov/01/2009
Hank is surprised and delighted when a visiting Karen suggests the whole family move back to New York. Becca isn't so happy about leaving Chelsea behind, leading the two teens to get into serious trouble. Elsewhere, Karen is none too pleased to discover Hank's various illicit affairs at the school, and Marcy consummates a girlhood crush with Rick Springfield.
Special Guest Stars: Rick Springfield as Himself |
Guest Stars: Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Gina Fattore
Songs: Black Joe Lewis -- Bitch, I Love You, Sam Roberts -- Fixed To Ruin, Damhnait Doyle -- I Want You To Want Me, Rick Springfield -- I've Done Everything For You, Luther Russell -- Los Platanos

31 :03x07 - So Here's The Thing ...

Nov/08/2009
Hank sets out to patch things up with a furious Karen, but his efforts only result in making things even worse. None of the three lovely ladies at the school are happy he wants to break things off, and Becca is disgusted by her dad's behavior. Elsewhere, Charlie struggles to save his job with Sue Collini, after a top client threatens to leave the agency.
Special Guest Stars: Peter Fonda as Himself |
Guest Stars: Luenell as Rhonda | Ken Marino as David Wilder | Brian Jarvis as Jack | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Eva Amurri as Jackie
Director: John Dahl
Songs: Lindsay George -- Mad Affair, Roberto Donnay -- Never Lived Before

32 :03x08 - The Apartment

Nov/15/2009
Hank gives in to temptation, and spends a night of debauchery with Jackie and two other strippers. The next morning, a satisfied Hank awakens to find Charlie and Rick Springfield on his doorstep. The group attempts to hide the hung-over strippers when Hank's flings Felicia and Jill show up. Things go from bad to worse when Felicia's suspicious husband Dean Koons, Becca, and Chelsea arrive as well.
Special Guest Stars: Rick Springfield as Himself |
Guest Stars: Bridgetta Tomarchio as Veronica | Alyssa Leblanc as Betty | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Rick Springfield -- Jessie's Girl, Sleepy Sun -- Lord, Rick Springfield -- Love Somebody

33 :03x09 - Mr. Bad Example

Nov/22/2009
Hank and Karen find themselves called to the principal's office after Becca and Chelsea get into a fight at school. During the meeting, Dean Koons reveals Hank's affair with Felicia, shocking Karen. To Hank's surprise, he isn't fired from the school. Meanwhile, Charlie is torn between pleasing his client Rick Springfield, and protecting recovering addict Marcy from his toxic influence.
Special Guest Stars: Rick Springfield as Himself |
Guest Stars: Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini
Director: John Dahl
Songs: Rick Springfield -- Love Is Alright Tonight, Rick Springfield -- My Precious Little One, Little Feat -- The Weight

34 :03x10 - Dogtown

Nov/29/2009
Hank takes Charlie out for a night of drinking after Sue fires him from the agency. On the flip-side, Karen, Becca and Marcy head out for a girls night. Hank's fun nearly ends permanently when he and Charlie get mixed up in a convenience store armed robbery. In the end, Charlie makes a terrible decision, and Hank learns that all roads for him seem to lead back to Karen.
Guest Stars: Philip Tan as Kim | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini |
Co-Guest Stars: Joseph Bucaro III as Rude Guy | Mario Orozco as Street Kid | Jonah Wharton as Street Kid
Director: Seith Mann
Songs: Blind Pilot -- 3 Rounds & A Sound, Black Sabbath -- N.I.B., Poeboy Society -- Real Big Leaguer, Miles Davis -- Tune Up

35 :03x11 - Comings & Goings

Dec/06/2009
With the family preparing to head back to New York, Karen forces Hank to attend a goodbye lunch at Felicia's house. Hank's worst fears are realized when she, Jackie, and Jill all take turns insulting him. Things get even crazier when a drunken Dean Koons challenges Hank to a gentleman's duel. Karen also shares some surprising info about her own past. Also, Charlie and Marcy finally get an offer on their house.
Guest Stars: Peter Gallagher as Dean Stacy Koons | Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson
Songs: Rick Springfield -- Jessie's Girl, Bubonic Souls -- Like You Do

36 :03x12 - Mia Culpa

Dec/13/2009
With plans finalized and packing commencing, it seems that Hank and Karen are actually getting past Hank's shameful activities at Becca's school. Things are never that easy for Hank though, as past underage fling Mia shows up out of the blue. Hank is faced with the prospect of not only criminal charges, but of losing Karen completely. Also, Charlie gets a golden opportunity.
Guest Stars: Embeth Davidtz as Felicia Koons | James Frain as Paul Rider | Diane Farr as Jill Robinson | Kathleen Turner as Sue Collini | Ellen Woglom as Chelsea Koons | Eva Amurri as Jackie | Madeline Zima as Mia Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Brett Gelman as Annoying Hipster | Michael Deyermond as Bookstore Owner | Bryan Friday as Cop
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Pacific UV -- Alarmist, G.G. Allin -- Carmelita, Cafe Du Midi -- Dream, The Black Hollies -- Eyes of Mermaide, Ace Frehley -- New York Groove, The Faces -- Ooh La La, Elton John -- Rocket Man 03, The Warlocks -- There Is A Formula To Your Despair, Hammock -- You May Emerge From This More Dead Than Alive

Season 4

37 :04x01 - Exile On Main St.

Jan/09/2011
Hank is released from Jail, but quickly learns that his affair with the then 16-year-old Mia is now public knowledge thanks to her tell-all book. Things aren't all bad for Hank though, as hot young actress Sasha Bingham wants to star in a movie adaptation. This prospect does little to cheer Hank up however, as neither Karen or Becca wants anything to do with him.
Guest Stars: Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs |
Co-Guest Stars: Chuck Williams as Detective | Angela Patterson as Waitress | Omega Kayne as Detective | Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Alison Becker as TKU Rep | Matt Manser as Bookish Creep
Writer: Tom Kapinos

38 :04x02 - Suicide Solution

Jan/16/2011
Faced with the prospect of a lengthy prison stint for statutory rape, Hank rapidly spirals out of control. He desperately wants to fix things with Karen and Becca, but doesn't know ho to do it. His usual vices aren't comforting him. In fact, several of them don't mix well together at all...
Guest Stars: Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero |
Co-Guest Stars: Zakk Wylde as Guitar Guy | Summer Crosley as Girl with Charlie | Cordelia Sonnenschein as 5 Year Old Becca
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos

39 :04x03 - Home Sweet Home

Jan/23/2011
Hank awakens from his accidental overdose to find that Karen and Becca believe he attempted to commit suicide. In his desperate state, Hank goes along with this mistaken belief, and moves back in with his family. Meanwhile, Charlie seeks to expand his sexual horizons, and Marcy is courted by a wealthy film producer named Stu.
Guest Stars: Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Glenna Gasparian as Dylan | Stephanie Hunt as Alice | Camille Chen as Heather Tracy | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Melissa McFail as Peaches |
Co-Guest Stars: Josh Gad as Doctor
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos

40 :04x04 - Monkey Business

Jan/30/2011
A meeting with a film investor goes horribly wrong for Hank and Charlie, resulting in the death of an innocent monkey, and even a darkly humorous instance of death-by-sex. Elsewhere, Marcy worries she may be pregnant with Charlie's child, and Karen meets an attractive new man named Ben.
Guest Stars: Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Sammi Maben as Corinne | Michael Ealy as Ben | Fisher Stevens as Zig Semetauer | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Megan Blake Stevenson as Tabby | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads
Director: Bart Freundlich

41 :04x05 - Freeze Frame

Feb/06/2011
A shaving mishap leads Charlie to the doctor, who informs him that his vasectomy was done incorrectly. Charlie quickly surmises that Marcy's baby may in fact be his. For her part, Mia testifies in court that Hank didn't know she was underage. Hank also gets cozy with his lovely lady lawyer, but makes a mistake that could cost him dearly. Also, Karen begins dating Ben.
Guest Stars: Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Melissa McFail as Peaches | Glenna Gasparian as Dylan | Stephanie Hunt as Alice | Michael Ealy as Ben | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Madeline Zima as Mia Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Josh Gad as Doctor | Jacquie Barnbrook as Secretary (Patti) | Fahim Anwar as Young Hollywood Douchebag | Adam Pally as Young Hollywood Douchebag
Writer: Tom Kapinos

42 :04x06 - Lawyers, Guns and Money

Feb/13/2011
A damaging photo of Hank with Sasha and Mia surfaces, threatening him both personally and professionally. His lawyer Abby is also furious with him for being so recklessly stupid. Surprisingly, Karen herself actually defends Hank a bit. Becca is also willing to give her dad another chance to redeem himself.
Guest Stars: Melissa McFail as Peaches | Glenna Gasparian as Dylan | Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Stephanie Hunt as Alice | Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero |
Co-Guest Stars: Ana Rey as Irma | Billy Morrison as Tattoo Artist | Lucy Mae Sunday as Pretty College Girl | Jacquie Barnbrook as Secretary (Patti)
Director: John Dahl

43 :04x07 - The Recused

Feb/20/2011
Lawyer Abby no longer feels comfortable with the ethical conundrum of sleeping with Hank while representing him, so she pitches his case to a senior partner at her firm. Hank begins to grow concerned about Karen's relationship with Ben. Marcy and Stu ask for Charlie's help in pitching a TV project.
Guest Stars: Glenna Gasparian as Dylan | Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Allison McAtee as Roberta Greenblatt | Alan Dale as Lloyd Alan Philips Jr. | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Michael Ealy as Ben | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads |
Co-Guest Stars: Jacquie Barnbrook as Secretary (Patti) | Rob Welsh as Staffer
Writer: Tom Kapinos

44 :04x08 - Lights. Camera. Asshole.

Feb/27/2011
Hank takes a seemingly easy job rewriting dialogue on a zombie film, but makes a huge mistake that threatens to derail his relationship with star Sasha Bingham. Elsewhere, Marcy finally tells Stu that she's pregnant. What she neglects to inform him is that Charlie could be the baby's father.
Special Guest Stars: Tommy Lee as Himself |
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Melissa Stephens as Peggy | Callie Thorne as Ms. Bingham | Stephanie Hunt as Alice | Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Melissa McFail as Peaches |
Co-Guest Stars: Darlene Bel Grayson as Nurse | Kelley Robins as Set P.A. | Alison White as Receptionist | Ana Rey as Irma | Todd Louiso as Director
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos

45 :04x09 - Another Perfect Day

Mar/06/2011
A newly evicted Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca, and prepares himself for what could be a long and arduous criminal trial. In his spare time, he begins teaching Becca how to drive. This turns out to be a mistake when Becca and Ben's daughter Pearl steal Hank's Porsche while Karen and Ben are out on a date.
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Michael Ealy as Ben | Zoe Kravitz as Pearl | Melissa Stephens as Peggy | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads |
Co-Guest Stars: Ana Rey as Irma | Erika Rankin as Hotel Clerk
Director: Michael Lehmann

46 :04x10 - The Trial

Mar/13/2011
Day one of Hank's statutory rape trial quickly becomes an example of Murphy's law, as even defense witnesses like Charlie and Karen find it difficult to defend Hank's actions and lifestyle. When it is revealed that a drunken Hank and Mia had indeed met prior to them sleeping together, Abby fears the worst for Hank's future.
Guest Stars: Madeline Zima as Mia Lewis | Camille Langfield as Sandy Carr | Chris Williams (1) as Todd Carr | Larry Poindexter as Prosecutor | Damian Young as Bill Lewis | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads |
Co-Guest Stars: Michael Keeley as Security Guard | Teddy Lane, Jr. as Bailiff | Angela Bullock as Judge
Director: Seith Mann
Writer: Tom Kapinos

47 :04x11 - The Last Supper

Mar/20/2011
Hank is found guilty of statutory rape, and briefly considers hopping in his car and driving away from Los Angeles before he can be sentenced. Cooler heads prevail however, and Hank decides to spend his possible last night of freedom for many years with his family and friends.
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Melissa Stephens as Peggy | Judy Greer as Trixie | Michele Nordin as Heather |
Co-Guest Stars: Sergio Cilli as Obnoxious Agent
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos

48 :04x12 - ...And Justice for All

Mar/27/2011
Hank nervously awaits his sentencing, fully expecting a long prison stint. In the meantime, he visits the set of the film based on his own story, and finds that the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Also, Marcy finally reveals to Stu that her baby is actually Charlie's.
Guest Stars: Carla Gugino as Abby Rhoads | Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero | Addison Timlin as Sasha Bingham | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Melissa Stephens as Peggy | Michael Ealy as Ben | Madeline Zima as Mia Lewis |
Co-Guest Stars: Danielle Soibelman as Actress Becca | Angela Bullock as Judge | Ana Rey as Irma | Dawn Olivieri as Actress Karen | Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Larry Poindexter as Prosecutor
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Rolling Stones -- You Can't Always Get What You Want

Season 5

49 :05x01 - JFK --> LAX

Jan/08/2012
Three years have passed since the events of season four, and Hank has moved back to New York. In that time he has a released a successful new novel. Things begin to go south when he breaks up with a rather unhinged woman. To escape the heat, Hank heads to L.A. to work on a film project for famous rapper Samurai Apocalypse, meeting a gorgeous woman while on the plane. He also visits Becca, Karen, and Karen's new husband Richard Bates.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Natalie Zea as Carrie | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Annie Abbott as Ruth | Quin Baron as Stuart Runkle | Reed Baron as Stuart Runkle | David Anthony Higgins as John | Sonni Laine as Ginger | Ana Rey as Irma | Jim Tavaré as Alfred
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Doors -- Love Me Two Times

50 :05x02 - The Way Of The Fist

Jan/15/2012
Hank initially passes on writing Samurai Apocalypse's movie 'Santa Monica Cop', but the rapper doesn't take too kindly to being told no. Things get worse when Hank sees Becca's new boyfriend Tyler with another girl, and Samurai's thugs decide to teach the cheater a lesson. Elsewhere, Charlie and Marcy's son Stuart gets in trouble at school.
Special Guest Stars: Peter Berg as Himself |
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | Vanessa Angel as Alison | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Jim Calloway as Big Jim | Fatso Fasano as Fatso | Sara Targum as Ava | Maia Tarin as Teacher | Jim Tavaré as Alfred
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: James McCartney -- Old Man

51 :05x03 - Boys & Girls

Jan/22/2012
Hank finishes the script for 'Santa Monica Cop', but Sam still won't let him leave town. The rapper insists Hank escort his beautiful girlfriend Kali to a night on the town. The problem being that she's the woman Hank nearly hooked up with on the plane to L.A. Also, a recovering Tyler stays with Karen and Becca, and Charlie falls in lust with Stuart's attractive new nanny.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Jake Hoffman as Lumberjack | Reed Baron as Stuart Runkle | Quin Baron as Stuart Runkle
Director: Seith Mann
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Warren Zevon -- Desperados Under the Eaves, Honorebel -- I Wanna

52 :05x04 - Waiting For The Miracle

Jan/29/2012
Hank receives an unwanted visit from his crazy ex-girlfriend Carrie, who forces her way into attending a dinner party with Karen, Becca, Marcy, Charlie, Stu, and Richard Bates. Talk quickly turns to sex, making Hank want to run for the door. Even more so when Carrie blows up at him again. Elsewhere, nanny Lizzie fixes Charlie up on a blind date.
Guest Stars: Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | Gillian Vigman as Mary | Natalie Zea as Carrie
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos

53 :05x05 - The Ride-Along

Feb/05/2012
Samurai insists that Charlie and Hank accompany him on a ride-along in a police car. While the trip is ostensibly to prepare for Sam's new film role, things rapidly get out of control. Charlie especially has an awkward night. Elsewhere, Tyler tricks recovering alcoholic Richard into getting drunk. It's up to Hank to come and save the day from Bates' nude drunken antics.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Bryan Callen as Police Officer | Ciera Payton as Hooker | Sinqua Walls as Kali's date
Writer: Tom Kapinos

54 :05x06 - Love Song

Feb/12/2012
Sam has issues with protege and girlfriend Kali's lyrical skills, so he asks Hank to assist. In an effort to write sincere songs, Hank asks Kali what it was like to move to L.A., resulting in Hank flashing back to his own experience arriving in the city with Karen. The past and present then intersect when a worried Karen shows up on Hank's doorstep.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Analeis Lorig as Allie Andrews | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse
Director: Eric Stoltz
Writer: Tom Kapinos

55 :05x07 - Here I Go Again

Feb/19/2012
In an effort to save Karen from embarrassment, Hank covers up a drunken Richard's dalliance with a wild stripper named Holly. When Holly shows up at the Bates' home, Hank even pretends she's his new girlfriend. To say she doesn't get along well with Karen and Becca is an understatement. Also, Lizzie gets fired as Stuart's nanny after an in appropriate moment with Stu.
Guest Stars: Drea de Matteo as Holly | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Whitesnake -- Here I Go Again, Junkyard -- Hollywood, Jackyl -- She Love My Cock

56 :05x08 - Raw

Mar/04/2012
Hank agrees to read over Tyler's screenplay, and is surprised to discover that the kid might actually be talented. He is also horrified to read the sexual chapters that appear to be about his daughter. Hank also meets Tyler's parents. Also, Charlie and Lizzie's sex games end badly when Marcy and Stu come home early.
Guest Stars: Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Lea DeLaria as Debbie | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | Melora Walters as Lisa | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Paul Cary -- Come Take Me Away, Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Simple Man

57 :05x09 - At the Movies

Mar/11/2012
Production on 'Santa Monica Cop' begins, but Hank instantly messes things up by sleeping with Samurai's leading lady. Hank's life, career and friendship with Charlie may now end up in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Charlie and Lizzie get ever closer. Also, Charlie tries to sign Becca's writer boyfriend Tyler as a client, against Hank's wishes.
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Sarah Power (2) as The Girl | Brian Thompson as Mr. Scary | Fatso Fasano as Fatso | Jim Calloway as Big Jim
Director: Helen Hunt
Writer: Tom Kapinos

58 :05x10 - Perverts & Whores

Mar/18/2012
Following his falling-out with Charlie, Hank seeks new representation. He may have found out in Hollywood super agent Larry Levine, who gets Hank a meeting with a filmmaking idol. The day turns odd when Hank runs into his old hooker pal Trixie. For his part, Charlie is a wreck, and seeks comfort with Marcy. Lizzie is busy enjoying her first film role courtesy of Stu.
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Judy Greer as Trixie | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | Clement von Franckenstein as Lars | Daniel Benzali as Larry |
Co-Guest Stars: Jenny Lin as Hooker
Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos

59 :05x11 - The Party

Mar/25/2012
Hank wears out his welcome at the Bates house, and prepares to hit the road. Before leaving town, he stops for one last drink at his favorite bar. While there, Lizzie hits on him and lures him to Charlie's house. Hank is surprised to find all his family and friends waiting to throw him a going away party. Sadly, a final run-in with Tyler threatens to send him off to NYC on a bad note.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Patrick Fischler as Gabriel | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse |
Co-Guest Stars: Quin Baron as Stuart Runkle | Reed Baron as Stuart Runkle
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Tom Kapinos

60 :05x12 - Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

Apr/01/2012
Hank has a disturbing nightmare involving deceased friend Lew Ashby that leads him to believe he's gone to hell. When he wakes up, he's greeted with the news that Richard and Karen's marriage is ending. Hank is overjoyed, but his happiness is soon squashed by Tyler proposing to Becca. Also, an on-set incident with Sam enables Charlie to prove himself, and Hank's crazy ex Carrie hatches a plan to keep them together forever.
Guest Stars: Meagan Good as Kali | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Scott M. Foster as Tyler Stevens | Camilla Luddington as Lizzie | Natalie Zea as Carrie | RZA as Samurai Apocalypse | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Quin Baron as Stuart Runkle | Reed Baron as Stuart Runkle | Ana Rey as Irma | Mike Gaines as Partner
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Led Zeppelin -- Dazed & Confused

Season 6

61 :06x01 - The Unforgiven

Jan/13/2013
Following Carrie's murder/suicide attempt, Hank finds his world in a tailspin. Haunted by recurring nightmares, Hank drowns his sorrows in excessive amounts of alcohol. Karen, Becca, Hank and Marcy decide to intervene. Also, Becca decides to leave school and become a writer, and Charlie gets Hank a meeting with rock-star Atticus Fetch.
Guest Stars: Natalie Zea as Carrie | Alexandra Barreto as Sarah | Maggie Wheeler as Ophelia Robbins | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Carter Sand as Kid | Lyndon Smith (2) as Girl | Dustin Sterling as Guy | Chris Gann as Bartender | Kristina Kruz as Sexy Stewardess #1 | Elizabeth Nicole as Sexy Stewardess #2 | Kellie Marie Hamilton as Sexy Stewardess #3 | Marcus Folmar as Orderly
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: White Fence -- Down PNX, John Lennon -- Instant Karma, Opus 1 -- Venetian Fog With Piano, Johnny Thunders -- You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory, Suicide Celebrity -- You're Losin It

62 :06x02 - Quitters

Jan/20/2013
Hank agrees to head to rehab, where he meets a gorgeous woman named Faith. Faith serves as a sort of muse to famous rock-stars, and Hank is instantly intrigued by her. Elsewhere, Charlie resorts to drastic measures to land a client, Marcy grows fed up with Stu, and Karen starts a new job.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Patrick Fischler as Gabriel | Sarah Wynter as Natalie Fetch | Johann Urb as Robbie Mac | Dustin Ybarra as Ross | Lee Arenberg as Charlie's Boss | Joey Lawrence as Brian |
Co-Guest Stars: Angela Trimbur as Tweaker Chick | Camden Gray as Stuart
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Nick Waterhouse -- Indian Love Call, Monophonics -- Like Yesterday, Black Books -- The Big Idea

63 :06x03 - Dead Rock Stars

Jan/27/2013
Hank gets a day pass from rehab to attend a funeral with Faith. The deceased just happens to be both an ex-lover of Faith's, and a childhood friend of Atticus Fetch. Meanwhile, Charlie continues his charade with star client Robbie Mack, and Karen's interior decorating job leads her to a disappointing discovery.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Patrick Fischler as Gabriel | Alanna Ubach as Trudy | Johann Urb as Robbie Mac | Artie Lange as Teddy | Lee Arenberg as Charlie's Boss | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Sebastian Bach as The Rockstar | Frank Giarmona as Roadie | Billy "Sly" Williams as Security Guard | Lee Doud as Twink
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Father John Misty -- Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings, Tim Minchin -- Shine A Light, The Rolling Stones -- Shine A Light, Sauce Music -- You Gotta Work It

64 :06x04 - Hell Bent for Leather

Feb/10/2013
Charlie ropes Hank into writing a remake of the 80's film 'Cruising', starring Charlie's openly gay client Robbie Mack. This leads the three men to head out to a gay bar, where Hank encounters a studio executive he once came close to sleeping with. Also, Charlie's facade of homosexuality slips, Hank is troubled after a talk with Richard Bates, and Marcy makes a volatile new friend.
Guest Stars: Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Allison McAtee as Ali Andrews | Johann Urb as Robbie Mac | Alissa Dean as Rachel | Maggie Wheeler as Ophelia Robbins |
Co-Guest Stars: Chasty Ballesteros as Waitress | P.J. King as Alpha Male
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Bigg Mouth -- Blowing In The Wind, The Doughboys -- Carmalina, Ghost in the Machine -- Lies (Complusive Mix), Hirt-Desomer -- Shiva's Serpent, Wolf -- Speed On, Fort Atlantic -- There Is Love, Lioness -- Toxic Heat, Mark D'Antonio -- Trip Hop Tree, Judas Priest -- You've Got Another Thing Comin'

65 :06x05 - Rock And A Hard Place

Feb/17/2013
Charlie gets fired after losing Robbie Mack as a client, leading he and Hank to pursue the previously offered musical project with Atticus Fetch. Atticus will only work with them if they can retrieve a guitar belonging to an old friend. With a little help from Faith, they set out to accomplish their mission. Also, Marcy punishes Stu, on the advice of man-hater Ophelia Roberts.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Maggie Wheeler as Ophelia Robbins | Lee Arenberg as Charlie's Boss | Meghan Falcone as Shari | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Jorge Garcia as Drug Dealer
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Pistol Star -- Candy, Joe Walsh -- Funk 50, Nick Waterhouse -- Is That Clear, Shin Joong Hyun -- Please Don't Bother Me Anymore, Tim Minchin -- Step 'N' Fetch It, Mark Lanegan -- Strange Religion

66 :06x06 - In the Clouds

Feb/24/2013
Hank, Charlie, and Atticus Fetch hop aboard 'Air Force 69', in order to present a song from their Broadway musical adaptation of Hank's book 'A Crazy Little Thing Called Love' in New York City. While in the air, Charlie confronts his fear of flying, Hank grows closer to Faith, and Atticus struggles to find inspiration. Also, Karen asks Hank to convince Becca not to follow in his footsteps.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Alanna Ubach as Trudy | Sarah Wynter as Natalie Fetch | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Kristina Kruz as Sexy Stewardess #1 | Elizabeth Nicole as Sexy Stewardess #2 | Jack J. Bennett as Co-Pilot
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Derek Ash -- Be With You, The Who -- Magic Bus, Tim Minchin -- So Long (As We Are Together), Quest For Fire -- Strange Vacation, Elton John -- Tiny Dancer, Noiseshaper -- Wanna Feel More

67 :06x07 - The Dope Show

Mar/03/2013
After a party goes awry, Hank and Karen try to show Becca the downside of the high life. Unfortunately, a trip to Atticus' house sees the group run into Marilyn Manson, a musical idol of Becca's. Meanwhile, a chance encounter leads to some adult fun for Charlie, jeopardizing his attempts to reconcile with Marcy.
Special Guest Stars: Marilyn Manson as Himself |
Guest Stars: Sarah Wynter as Natalie Fetch | Stacey Scowley as Tricia | Dustin Ybarra as Ross | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch | Maggie Grace as Faith |
Co-Guest Stars: Camden Gray as Stuart
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Iron Maiden -- Wasted Years

68 :06x08 - Everybody's A F**king Critic

Mar/10/2013
Hank reviews Becca's first draft of her book, and his overly harsh criticisms lead her to reconsider making writing a career. Later, Hank's first draft of the musical script is roundly panned by both Charlie and Atticus, leading Hank to do his own self evaluation. Also, Charlie and Stu attempt to free Marcy from Ophelia's toxic influence.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Maggie Wheeler as Ophelia Robbins | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch
Director: Seith Mann
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Joni Mitchell -- Big Yellow Taxi, The Blind Pets -- Fever, Warren Zevon -- For The Next Trick I'll Need A Volunteer, Shapes Have Fangs -- Rattle And Confuse Me, Soundtrack Of Our Lives -- What's Your Story, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet -- Zombie Compromise

69 :06x09 - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Mar/17/2013
After a fight with his wife, Atticus moves in with Charlie. Naturally, the rocker then decides to throw a lavish house party. Faith brings the women, their drug dealer friend brings the party favors, and crazy actor Eddie Nero provides the insanity. A wild night of hook-ups and chaos ensues, including events which may have permanent consequences for Hank and Karen's relationship.
Guest Stars: Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero | Maggie Grace as Faith | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Alanna Ubach as Trudy | Sarah Wynter as Natalie Fetch | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Meghan Falcone as Shari | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Jorge Garcia as Drug Dealer
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Liars -- A Ring On Every Finger, The Litter -- Action Woman, Crock -- Bad Moves, Wooden Ships -- Flight, The Pretty Things -- L.S.D., Rumspringa -- Musical Chairs, Metallica -- Nothing Else Matters, Rob Lowe -- Oklahoma, The People's Temple -- Sons Of Stone, Dr. Dog -- Warrior Man

70 :06x10 - Blind Faith

Mar/24/2013
Faith receives a call from her estranged mother, who she hasn't spoken to in years. At her request, Hank accompanies her to her parents' home, and agrees to pose as her boyfriend. While there, some interesting facts about Faith's past are brought to light. Also, Becca wants to go on a literary pilgrimage, but her parents object.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Keir O'Donnell as Beckett Fetch | Mary Kay Place as Faith's Mother | Edi Patterson as Shannon Mitchell | Noah Harpster as Larry Walters | Bill Smitrovich as Jack | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Beth Hart -- L.A. Song, Marilyn Manson -- Personal Jesus, David Tomlinson/Gary Jones -- Plastic Princess, Steven Michael Yeager -- Shopping At The Mall

71 :06x11 - The Abby

Mar/31/2013
A troubled Atticus heads to rehab, and considers retiring from show business altogether. Hank, Faith, Becca, and Richard Bates team up to convince him that he's making the wrong choice. Elsewhere, Ophelia reacts violently to Marcy's rejection, taking both her and Charlie hostage.
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Jason Beghe as Richard Bates | Patrick Fischler as Gabriel | Dustin Ybarra as Ross | Maggie Wheeler as Ophelia Robbins | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Angela Trimbur as Tweaker Chick | Marcus Folmar as Orderly
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Martin Strathausen -- Bossa For A Coup, The Who -- Pinball Wizard, White Fence -- Swagger Vets & Double Moon, Hi Ho Silver Oh & Leslie Stevens -- Time To Move On

72 :06x12 - I'll Lay My Monsters Down

Apr/07/2013
Hank finds himself torn between pursuing a serious relationship with Faith, or once again trying to reconcile with Karen. Meanwhile, Atticus begins his big comeback tour, including officiating Marcy and Charlie's re-marriage ceremony. As the season ends, Hank must choose whether to go on tour with Atticus and Faith, or risk everything for another shot with his true love.
Special Guest Stars: Marilyn Manson as Himself |
Guest Stars: Maggie Grace as Faith | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby | Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch |
Co-Guest Stars: Camden Gray as Stuart | Keaton Simons as Rocker Dude | Tree Adams as Band Musician | Rani Sharone as Band Musician | Nikki Leonti as Band Musician
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Beth Hart -- My California, Tim Minchin -- Preggars & Poor, Tim Minchin -- So Long (As We Are Together), Tim Minchin -- Step 'N' Fetch It, David Bowie -- Suffragette City, Tim Minchin -- The Flame Still Burns, Rod Stewart -- True Blue

Season 7

73 :07x01 - Levon

Apr/13/2014
After his short-lived tour with Atticus, Hank is eager to reunite with the love of his life, but things with Karen don't go quite as planned. Charlie's performance anxiety leaves Marcy wondering what she's gotten herself back into. And Levon, a young reporter, looks to interview Hank for his college paper.

Source: SHOWTIME
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Roger Howarth as Chris |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Tara Holt as Melanie
Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Hindu Pirates -- Feel My Heart, Pete Townshend -- Let My Love Open the Door, Floating Action -- Rincon

74 :07x02 - Julia

Apr/20/2014
Hank's first day in the Santa Monica Cop writer's room brings aggravation from his new co-workers. Things start looking up for Charlie and Marcy when he meets Melanie, showrunner Rick Rath's new assistant. Plus, Karen gets an unexpected surprise. And so does Hank, during a visit to Levon's apartment.

Source: SHOWTIME
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Goldie Forrest | Chris Titone as Hugh | John Madison Tye as Terry | Heather Graham as Julia |
Co-Guest Stars: DJ Lubel as Writers' PA | Alonzo Bodden as Alonzo | Darrell Britt-Gibson as Darrell | Jade Catta-Preta as Jade | Tara Holt as Melanie | Michael Keeley as Security Guard
Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Secret Colours -- Redemption

75 :07x03 - Like Father Like Son

Apr/27/2014
Hank is assigned to write his first 'Santa Monica Cop' episode, much to the chagrin of co-workers Terry and Hugh. Levon tries to bond with Melanie while Hank sits on a casting session. And as Charlie hopes to fix things with Marcy, Karen gets ready to throw in the towel.

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Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Chris Titone as Hugh | John Madison Tye as Terry | Heather Graham as Julia |
Co-Guest Stars: Nishi Munshi as Hot Actress | DJ Lubel as Writers' PA | Alonzo Bodden as Alonzo | Darrell Britt-Gibson as Darrell | Jade Catta-Preta as Jade | Tara Holt as Melanie | Milana Vayntrub as Bad Actress
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Ryan McMahon -- I'll Be Damned, Freddie Scott -- Same Old Beat

76 :07x04 - Dicks

May/04/2014
Levon hopes for some alone time with Melanie but three's a crowd with The Director in the way. Money troubles add to Charlie and Marcy's marital unrest, but new client Goldie may put Charlie back in the black. Hank, Levon and Julia celebrate Julia's new role.

Source: SHOWTIME
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Goldie Forrest | Heather Graham as Julia |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Tara Holt as Melanie | Armando Molina as Janitor
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside -- Party Kids, The Coral Sea -- Where Is My Mind

77 :07x05 - Getting The Poison Out

May/11/2014
Charlie feels like he's in over his head when he takes on a new client. Levon enjoys some time with Nikki. Karen, Hank and Marcy find themselves forced to spend time with Nikki's friend.
Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Goldie Forrest | Brigette Davidovici as Nikki | Jim Florentine as Jim |
Co-Guest Stars: Camden Gray as Stuart | Emma Fassler as Tara
Director: Seith Mann
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: Warren Zevon -- Excitable Boy, Alex Chilton -- I Wish I Could Meet Elvis

78 :07x06 - Kickoff

May/18/2014
It's the 'Santa Monica Cop' kickoff party at Rath's. Hank has an intimate notes session with the show's female lead, Amy Taylor Walsh, while the male lead, Hashtag Black, has his eyes on Julia. As Charlie tries to manage Goldie, his head-case client, Stu makes him an offer. The party ends early when Levon breaks Rath's cardinal rule.

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Guest Stars: Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Brandon T. Jackson as Hashtag | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Goldie Forrest | Mercedes Masöhn as Amy Taylor Walsh | Brigette Davidovici as Nikki | Chris Titone as Hugh | John Madison Tye as Terry | Heather Graham as Julia |
Co-Guest Stars: DJ Lubel as DJ | Alonzo Bodden as Alonzo | Darrell Britt-Gibson as Darrell | Jade Catta-Preta as Jade
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: The Slew -- 100 Percent, Monophonics -- All Together, The Hit Crew -- Axel F, Candy Golde -- Boy In The Bubble, Private Parties -- Keep It Cool, The Delta Riggs -- Naked, The Herbaliser -- Song For Mary

79 :07x07 - Smile

May/25/2014
Rath wants a rewrite of Hank's script. Charlie and Marcy mull Stu's offer.

Source: SHOWTIME
Guest Stars: John Madison Tye as Terry | Chris Titone as Hugh | Scott Anthony Leet as Mack | Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Jade Catta-Preta as Jade
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Songs: My Best Friend -- As Bright A Light, Sid Vicious -- My Way

80 :07x08 - 30 Minutes Or Less

Jun/01/2014
Hank has problems with Hashtag Black. Stu's offer leads to fisticuffs.

Source: SHOWTIME
Guest Stars: Heather Graham as Julia | John Madison Tye as Terry | Chris Titone as Hugh | Mercedes Masöhn as Amy Taylor Walsh | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Brandon T. Jackson as Hashtag | Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director | Rebecca Metz as Casting Director
Writer: Tom Kapinos

81 :07x09 - Faith, Hope, Love

Jun/08/2014
A Nun helps Hank put things into perspective when he recalls his turbulent relationship with Karen, how confused things were with Becca and how happy Charlie and Marcy used to be.
Co-Guest Stars: Aubrey K. Miller as 11 Year Old Becca | Yolanda Snowball as Nurse | Ping Wu as Doctor | Jeris Lee Poindexter as Man at the Hospital | Christian Clemenson as Couples Counsellor
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Tom Kapinos

82 :07x10 - Dinner With Friends

Jun/15/2014
Julia interrupts Hank and Karen's dinner plans. Charlie, Marcy, Krull, Levon and his new friend have a dramatic night. Stu assaults Charlie.
Guest Stars: Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Heather Graham as Julia | Hana Mae Lee as Mi Suk Kok | Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero

83 :07x11 - Daughter

Jun/22/2014
Hank's job comes under threat. Marcy accepts the offer Stu made her. Karen and Becca make a huge announcement. Levon spoils the family reunion plans.
Guest Stars: Scott Anthony Leet as Mack | Cerina Vincent as Lisa | John Madison Tye as Terry | Chris Titone as Hugh | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Brandon T. Jackson as Hashtag | Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Madeleine Martin as Becca Moody |
Co-Guest Stars: Jonathan Kasdan as Director

84 :07x12 - Grace

Jun/29/2014
Hank makes a life-altering decision. Karen tries to resolve any tension between Hank and Becca. Hank and Levon reconnect with Tara. Hank invites Julia for a special dinner.
Guest Stars: Heather Graham as Julia | Steve Jones (2) as Krull | Kelen Coleman as Hope | Stephen Tobolowsky as Stu Baggs | Oliver Cooper as Levon | Michael Imperioli as Rick Rath | Madeleine Martin as Becca Moody | Diana Terranova as Love |
Co-Guest Stars: Emma Fassler as Tara | Ana Rey as Irma
Warning: Californication guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Status: Ended
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 13, 2007
Ended: June 29, 2014
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