After (soon to be) seven long seasons, Hank Moody's on-screen journey of sex, violence, self-discovery and more sex is finally coming to an end.
'Californication' finished up its sixth season this past April, and was previously renewed for a seventh season of the usual 12 episodes. Little did we know at the time that this seventh round would be the final one for Showtime's highest rated comedy.
For those unfamiliar, 'Californication' stars David Duchovny ('The X-Files') as Hank Moody, a struggling novelist with a weakness for women, booze, drugs, and general criminal mischief. While Hank is always ready to fire off a sarcastic comment, he's not a misanthrope. He genuinely loves his on-again, off-again significant other Karen, his daughter Becca, and his friends Charlie and Marcy. The problem is that when he's confronted with a problem, Hank finds it ever so easy to run back to his womanizing, substance abusing ways, often at a heavy cost to himself and those he loves.
Thankfully, producers were told in advance that this would be 'Californication's final year, affording Duchovny, series creator Tom Kapinos, and the rest of the writing team the opportunity to craft an appropriate ending to Hank's story.
Season 7 will see Hank move into the wacky world of television writing, after he is drafted to help pen a TV adaptation of the 'Santa Monica Cop' movie that he helped create during Season 5. Heather Graham will guest star as an old flame of Hank's, while Michael Imperioli and Mary Lynn Rajskub are attached to play Hank's new executive producer and one of his fellow writers respectively. Rob Lowe will also return as insane actor Eddie Nero.
'Californication' premieres its seventh and final season in April 2014.