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. The premium cable channel made it official today, announcing the return dates for Californication and Nurse Jackie, as well as the debut date for Penny Dreadful.
Here are the dates that Showtime announced today:
Nurse Jackie - Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m.
Californication - Season 7 premieres Sunday, April 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Years of Living Dangerously - docuseries premieres Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Penny Dreadful - series premieres Sunday, May 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Showtime’s announcement only offered a general description for Nurse Jackie, but they got a bit more detailed for the final season of Californication:
The final season will find him 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 (Natasha McElhone). Meanwhile, Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon) grapple with the aftermath of their reunion and an enticing offer from her ex-husband, Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky).
I wonder if it’s Heather Graham’s Julia that’s being revealed to Karen by Hank in the trailer:
I can only imagine how Hank’s “old friend” might cause chaos in his life. It’s going to be great to see what kind of ruckus Graham’s Julia stirs up.
As for Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime says the docu-series' star-studded roster of correspondents set to travel the globe and tackle “an enormous range of subjects on the hot button topic of climate change” includes Jessica alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Leslie Stahl.
Finally, there’s the arrival of Penny Dreadful, a psychological thriller starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. The promising sounding series will feature some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters, among which are Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and “iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light. Seems like something classic horror fans won’t want to miss — and are likely hopeful that it’ll be the good kind of “reimagined.”