Californication Gets A Third Season

David Duchovny in Californication.
(Image credit: Showtime)

While David Duchovny might be battling some things in his personal life, his career looks to be doing well, as Showtime announced that they’re picking up Californication for a third season. In the series, Duchovny plays a struggling writer/blogger with a gothy teenaged daughter and an ex-wife that he can’t seem to get over.

Californication is currently airing its second season and as I don’t have Showtime, I’ll have to wait until it becomes available on DVD before I can get caught up on Hank Moody’s love, family, work and sex-life, all of which share center stage in the comedy series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Showtime has ordered 12 episodes, which should go into production in spring of next year. The third season is scheduled to premiere sometime in late 2009.

"This unapologetic show, about a group of characters led by the inimitable David Duchovny, has quickly established itself as one of our signature comedy series," Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt said. "Beneath its veneer of debauchery, however, is a complex take on love and adult relationships that surprisingly turns poetic and romantic just when you least expect it."

If you haven’t seen the series, it’s very funny as long as you’re ok with strong sexual content and likable characters with questionable morals. The entire cast is great, though it’s Duchovny who truly shines in the show, as the lead character, Hank Moody.

Californication airs on Sunday nights at 10:00 PM on Showtime. The first season is available on DVD, for rental through Netflix or for purchase and download on iTunes.

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