Hank Moody has returned! Showtime premiered the seventh season of Californacation last night, and the premium cable network was gracious enough to drop the full first episode onto their YouTube channel for your entertainment. While it's been edited a bit for content, the subject matter is still brimming with not-safe-for-work drama so, you know, viewer discretion is advised.
Just the other day, when we were sharing the newly released trailer for the seventh and final season of Californication, we were pondering whether or not Showtime still planned on getting the comedy back on the air in April as expected.
Hot on the heels of the premieres of some of their other comedies, Showtime has released a trailer for Californication’s seventh and final season, to remind fans that Hank Moody’s return isn’t so far away. Let the drama and depravity ensue!
On Monday, Showtime announced that doors will be closing for the network’s long-running program, Californication. The cancellation is not effective immediately. Way back in January, Showtime announced the series would be returning for a seventh season, earning a renewal order alongside House of Lies and Shameless. Now, it turns out Season 7 will actually prove to be the drama’s final 12 episodes.
When a show goes more than a year between seasons, we begin to wonder if that series is still on or if it was cancelled. This seems especially true for cable television, which is where it tends to happen more often than with network TV. Such is the case for Episodes, which believe it or not, isn’t cancelled. The Showtime comedy hasn’t really settled on what time of year it wants to air.
Californication is pretty busy gearing up for a seventh season on Showtime. The new season won’t air until 2014, but shooting is already underway and on Tuesday the network announced that a very special guest star will be returning to the series during its next round at bat. Rob Lowe has signed on to reprise his role as Eddie Nero.
The upcoming seventh season of Californication has booked a couple of new actors. On board for a season-long arc on Showtime’s series is Heather Graham and on board for a shorter stint is 24 alum Mary Lynn Rajskub. Just what Hank Moody (David Duchovny) needs – more women in his life.
Since the one-season drama Detroit 187 was cancelled at ABC, Michael Imperioli has bounced between TV appearances and big screen roles, with Spike Lee's Oldboy among his upcoming credits. And coming next year, it looks like we'll be seeing the Sopranos star ("Christa-fa!") in Californication for a multi-episode arc.
Showtime's dramedy trio Shameless, House of Lies and Californication had cause to celebrate earlier this month when all three series returned with new seasons to higher numbers. I'm sure Showtime's free preview weekend didn't hurt in that regard, but there's even more cause to celebrate as Showtime has decided to renew all three shows. And that includes Californication, which means Hank Moody will follow in the footsteps of Dexter Morgan as a Showtime character that's surpassing six seasons of existence.
Among Showtime's premieres last night was the return of Californication, which put David Duchovny's Hank Moody back in action for yet another season. For those who didn't take advantage of Showtime's free preview weekend last night, the pay cable channel has made the full Season 6 premiere of Californication available online.
Californication returns for its sixth season on Sunday night and Showtime must be happy to have their resident Hemingway back to get up to even more drunken, drug fuelled debauchery for our entertainment. This time around, David Duchovny's Hank Moody is not only on the road to recovery after a late Season 5 scare but might also get wrapped up in writing a Broadway musical, or rock-opera, based on his book "God Hates Us All." Here a two clips from this weekend's premiere.
Hot off a couple of explosive episodes of two of their original dramas and in anticipation of the premieres of some of their comedies, Showtime is giving non-subscribers a glance at the goods next month with a free preview weekend. The premium cable channel has timed it to coincide with the premieres of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication.
Hank Moody survived another turbulent year and is soon returning for a sixth season of Californication. Obviously, that means the Showtimes series star, David Duchovny, will also be coming back to the small screen, as well as the majority of his recurring cohorts. Two things, however, that help make the sex, drugs and alcohol laced drama even more fun are the quality and quantity of the guest stars.
When Showtime announced that Californication would be getting a sixth season, it kind of answered the big the question left floating at the end of the fifth. Yep, Hank Moody (obviously) survived another dangerous encounter with sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, this time in the form of a particularly psychotic ex-girlfriend, and lived to write another day. Here's a behind the scenes look at his upcoming adventures.
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.