Showtime’s long-running dramedy Californication is coming to an end after its upcoming seventh season.
The network renewed Californication in January, saying that it, House of Lies, and Shameless “possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy.”
The series returns in April, after being pushed back from its regular January debut, and the network said in a statement that the final episodes will wrap up the storylines of Hank (David Duchovny), Karen (Natasha McElhone), Charlie (Evan Handler), and Marcy (Pamela Adlon). The last season will consist of 12 episodes.
This season’s guest stars include Michael Imperioli, Heather Graham, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Roger Howarth, and Mercedes Masohn.
“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” Showtime entertainment president David Nevins said. “We will always be indebted to 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.”
Nevins wouldn’t give any details about how the last season of Californication would end, but said, “Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike.”
Californication has been nominated for four Emmy Awards, two apiece for Outstanding Casting and Outstanding Cinematography. The series won the latter in 2008 and 2009. The series has also been nominated for six Golden Globes, with Duchovny taking home the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series in 2008.
The series stars David Duchovny as Hank Moody, a famous writer trying to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and ex-girlfriend, and his sexual appetite. Hank is frequently embroiled in scandalous situations, and his daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin) tells him that he behaves like a poor man’s Charles Bukowski.