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Two Showtime series are in the works for a December DVD release. Californication, which wrapped up its fifth season last spring, and House of Lies, which ended Season 1 back in April. Both shows are gearing up for new seasons on the subscription cable network, and if you are a little behind, there’s no need to worry. Californication - The Fifth Season and House of Lies – The First Season are coming to DVD on December 18.
We're still a couple of months away from the return of Californication, but Showtime has already set the premiere date for Season 6, and now we have a teaser to show you, which features Hank being presented with a "terrible idea." He doesn't seem nearly as enthusiastic about it as other people do. It seems his novel is about to get butchered again. Or the butchered adaptation of his novel is about to get re-butchered, anyway.
Showtime has Dexter and Homeland on deck to return later this month, but those hoping to know when they'll catch a sight of Hank Moody, Marty Kaan or the Gallaghers are in luck! The good news is, the dates have been set for the return of Californication, House of Lies and Shameless. Of course, we still have a few more months to wait for their premieres.
Marilyn Manson is set to join the cast of the hit Showtime program in a season tinged with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. While the musician has dabbled in acting in the past, most notably in movies like Rise: Blood Hunter and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, he is not really known for his acting skills. Because of this, it is no surprise Manson will play himself on Californication.
Oh. My. Gawd. Those of us who've seen enough episodes of Friends may associate those words and the name name Janice - at least somewhat - with a certain nasally laugh. This may or may not include the mental image of Chandler Bing shuddering uncomfortably. Maggie Wheeler has played other roles before and since she was Chandler's occasional girlfriend in the beloved NBC comedy series, but it's probably fair to say she's most associated as Janice.
Showtime’s Californication has tapped former 24 actress Sarah Wynter to play a recurring role on the upcoming sixth season. She’s set to play the wife of another Aussie, Tim Minchin, who has been cast as a rock star taking on the task of putting Hank Moody’s work to music for the stage.
It’s kind of difficult to get excited over a possible spinoff series for a TV character we haven’t met yet, but the recent news about what may be ahead for Californication does sound interesting, especially as it’s female-focused.
Shameless is up 30% from its season 1 weekly viewers, and is the second-most watched show on the network behind long-running hit Dexter. House of Lies is slightly less-watched but still the network's best-watched comedy, and Californication, even in its fifth season, is up 10% from Season 4
So far the main narrative thread of the fifth season of Showtime's Californication has been Hank's return to L.A. to write the script for an upcoming action film. Among many other issues and problems, the writer must decide whether or not to take to pen a script to star popular rapper-turned-actor Samurai Apocalypse. The script in question is the highly original, brand new take on cops and crime in L.A. called Santa Monica Cop.
Hank Moody made his grand return to television tonight as Showtime’s Californication debuted its fifth season. For those of you who didn’t catch it, the pay-cable channel was generous enough to share the season premiere online and you can watch it here.
Hank Moody returns to television this Sunday night when Californication premieres its fifth season on Showtime. What kind of messes will he be getting himself into when the series returns? This clip shows him interacting with (read: flirting) a woman on an airplane, but not before making a mess of her skirt.
Californication remains one of the funniest and most enjoyable series to watch. David Duchovny's Hank Moody is a glorious train-wreck who always finds himself surrounded by an equally messed-up and endlessly entertaining ensemble of characters. The announcement of its fifth season return this January was enough to get me excited and these new promos, well, they only added to the anticipation.
Hank Moody returns soon. Let's rejoice, shall we? It's been a tough and trying few months without Californication adding some much needed laughs to cap off the weekend. It's always comforting to know that you still have one more night to spend with Hank before heading off to our regular scheduled weekday lives. Returning soon for their fifth season, here's the cast answering some fan questions.
In a few short months, Hank Moody is going to make his return to television in the fifth season of Showtime's Californication. The show's creator, Tom Kapinos, and its star, David Duchovny, have crafted a really engaging, interesting and likable train-wreck lead character that is worth watching self-destruct week after week. The show also heavily relies on a stream of guest stars each season in order to fill in the faux-Hollywood world around our struggling writer and alcoholic family man, Hank Moody, and this season is no different.
Season 4 of Californication is coming to a close this Sunday night and we have some clips from the episode, which will give you a pretty good idea of what Hank’s in for both in and out of court. Spoilers ahead!