"Californication" - one of the most acquired, or not, tastes on all of television - will finally wrap after next season, Showtime just announced. Calling it "one of our groundbreaking signature series," Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins said creator Tom Kapinos 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.”
"Hank" of course is David Duchovy who has long played - and quite well, if you like this sort of thing - the dissolute sybarite whom (one suspects) may bare just the slightest resemblance to the real-life Duchovny, a Princeton educated former egghead who went to Hollywood, had great success and a couple of personal issues of his own along the way. He won a Golden Globe for the role and - to an extent - it is a commentary on those personal issues and the easy to non-existent morality of Hollywood. Which is to say it's a satire.
But "'nication" does have a fanbase which doubtless will be sorry to see badboy Hank go.
Here's a description for the final run, the seventh season, to begin sometime next April:
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 (McElhone). Meanwhile, Charlie (Handler) and Marcy (Adlon) grapple with the aftermath of their reunion and an enticing offer from her ex-husband, Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky). Rob Lowe, Brandon T. Jackson, Oliver Cooper and Mercedes Masohn will also guest star.