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Californication to End After 7th Season


Showtime has announced that the long-running series, Californication, will end its tenure after the upcoming seventh season, slated to premiere in April. Despite steadily increasing its audience season after season, the decision was made to end the series soon after the sixth season came to a close, making it possible for creator and producer to prepare for an apt series finale. Showtime entertainment president, David Nevins said of the cancellation, “With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series. 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. 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.”

Deadline describes the show’s final season story: The final season will find Hank joining the writer’s room as his never-released film Santa Monica Cop now becomes a television series of the same name. He’s riled frequently by his boss, the show’s old-school executive producer Rick Rath (guest star Michael Imperioli), and his fellow writing team members, including Goldie (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Alonzo (co-star Alonzo Bodden). But he’s thrown by the reemergence of old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham), whose arrival causes chaos in Hank’s already hectic life, and with his on-off relationship with Karen (Natascha McElhone).


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