Showtime Cancels Californication

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Episode 603Showtime is hooking up with Californication one more time, and then it’s really over.

The racy cable series’ upcoming seventh season will be its lastTV Guide Magazine reports.

The half-hour dramedy is slated to return in April; in a statement, the network said the final episodes will wrap the storylines of major characters Hank (played by David Duchovny), Karen (Natasha McElhone), Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon).

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Californication‘s Season 7 roster of guest stars includes Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Heather Graham (Scrubs), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Mercedes Masöhn (666 Park Avenue) and Roger Howarth (General Hospital), among others.

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Comments (30)

  • Good ridance… It was interesting show at the beggining and then after season 3 it became really bad. Last season was actually good, hope this one would be, too…

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – December 9, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, I stopped watching after season 3. Even David D’s ruggedly handsome good looks, and occasional glimpse of his backside could keep me tuned in after that. Best of luck to David on his future projects!

      Comment by Eric7740 – December 9, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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        Comment by wealthypeople22 – December 9, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, now he can play special agent D. Pride in NCIS New Orleans. ;-)

        Comment by Yut – December 9, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Last season may have been its best ever

          Comment by Thomas Lawrence – February 10, 2014 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Should’ve ended two years ago

    Comment by Joe – December 9, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And miss out on Faith and Atticus Fetch? Bite your lip!

      Comment by Moody Forever! – December 9, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I keep up with television nearly all the time, and I had no idea this was still on.

    So… boo, I guess?

    Comment by Sam – December 9, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not surprised. The story has been told, again and again. The series has been getting stale for a couple seasons now.

    Comment by wrstlgirl – December 9, 2013 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate when people say a show is canceled after it has been on for 5+ seasons and is getting another to get closure. IT IS NOT CANCELED IT IS ENDING THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. Pushing Daises was Canceled…Californication is ending there is a difference

    Comment by ggny – December 9, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree there is a difference and it should be reported that way. One thing is being pulled off the air. Another is to have time to tell its story and then come to a natural end. Can anyone say Lost was “cancelled”? What about We Are Men, was it naturally ended? It’s abundantly clear these are two very unlike situations.

      Comment by Dan – December 9, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s called “cancelation” when the network decides it’s time to end it and gives the show one last year to wrap things up.
        Lost was different because the creators kind of pressured the network to give it an end date. That was around season 3, I think. In the end they agreed on 6 seasons which gave the creators enough time to tell their story

        Comment by sexyback – December 10, 2013 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I actually clicked on this article to make the same exact comment. By using the word ‘Canceled’ it has a negative connotation like the show did not succeed. ‘Californication’ was a success series that is ending on it’s own regard, which makes it a success story, and should be given the respect that it deserves.

      Comment by tommy – December 9, 2013 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They did the same with Fringe in all the articles claiming it was cancelled yet it was allowed to finish on its own terms. And this show looks like its getting a similar send off…

        Comment by Mark – December 9, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s true. They went into last season saying it was the last. It was not canceled.

      Comment by HanksGirl – December 9, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree there is huge difference and professional sites like this that report on such things should know the fn’ difference!!!

      Comment by DavidSask – December 9, 2013 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish the cast luck on future endeavors but I have to be honest I stopped watching seasons ago. I found David character was unappealing and depressing. The character of Karen was the type who kept getting into toxic relationships with Hank. Becca made me glad I have no children.

    Comment by Tori – December 9, 2013 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You mean Becca-who-is-played-by-the-absolutely-worst-actress-in-the-history-of-celluloid?

      Comment by I'll Second That – December 9, 2013 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now, on the more pertinent ending of Californication, I can only say it has fulfilled its trajectory. I’ve been a fan since season 1, but the show has told its story and we can only feel grateful to be able to have a final season and closure for the characters we loved for so long. God knows the last two seasons were pretty pointless and empty. I will wait anxiously for the final one, though, since I think they have something interesting hidden to tell for last, and there will at least be an intended purpose.

    Comment by Dan – December 9, 2013 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay now will be a good time for Gillian Anderson to guess star on the show now!!

    Comment by Marie – December 9, 2013 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As awesome as that would be they both stated they are against the idea. I just hope Fox greenlights another movie!

      Comment by Steven – December 9, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To late for Gillian Anderson. The show wrapped already.

      Comment by HanksGirl – December 9, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I do wish people would quit mixing up the fact they they lost interest in a show with ‘the story having been told’. If you stop enjoying it then fair enough, you were right to stop watching (or you should have) but for people still enjoying the misadventures of Moody, the show could have gone on indefinitely. Season six, for example, was just brilliant television, and I’m still gutted that Faith didn’t get her spinoff, especially if Atticus would have been a regular on the show too. Phenomenal characters.

    All that said, I’m glad the show is going to get the definitive ending it deserves. As others have stated ‘ending’ is not the same as cancelled. Still going to miss Team Moody though.

    Comment by Moody Forever! – December 9, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The acting community was well served by this show, in that nearly 400 different actors appeared during the course of its first six years.

    Comment by HAP – December 9, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The last season and they’re not going to bring Madeline Zima back? Not cool.

    Comment by Sarah – December 9, 2013 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do we know for sure Madeline Zima won’t be back? Although I can’t really see a reason for her to be there.

    Comment by HanksGirl – December 9, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No show started better than having grown up Madeline Zima topless slapping David Duchovny. I was surprised and happy that it lasted this long… I do agree that calling it cancelled was probably a misnomer.. I suspect the producers and actors figured it was time to move on and wrote this season as an ender…

      Comment by Doug H – December 10, 2013 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now these two articles got it right. I

    ‘Californication’ Ending Run After Upcoming Seventh Season

    The long-running series Californication starring David Duchovny will be ending its run after its upcoming seventh season.
    The twelve episode season will premiere in April and will be ending while it is still on top. The ratings for the show have grown steadily throughout the series and reached its top rated season for the sixth season.
    “With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody.”
    “Tom 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,” he added.
    December 9, 2013 | 11:07AM PT

    “Californication” will be coming to a close at the end of season seven, Variety has confirmed. Comedy will return for its final season in April.
    The David Duchovny-starrer, which debuted on the net in 2007, has accrued several Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, including a best actor Golden Globe win for Duchovny in 2008. Season six averaged 2.9 million weekly viewers across Showtime’s platforms after growing consistently throughout its run on the pay TV net.
    “With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, ‘Californication’ has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said David Nevins, prez of entertainment at Showtime. “We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody. Tom 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.”
    “Californication” is created and exec produced by Tom Kapinos.
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    Comment by HanksGirl – December 9, 2013 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Could not agree more, HanksGirl. It’s all in how you say it.

      Should say though, if you actually were Hank’s girl, you know he’d be verbally ripping into you for the lack of apostrophe in your username, right? ;)

      Comment by Moody Forever! – December 9, 2013 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like season 7 is to be the last season because because the executive producer and the star (Duchovny) believe it should be the last season because the story is complete, and not because Showtime decided to cancel the show.

    Comment by Mandy – January 9, 2014 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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