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On the heels of its most-watched series premiere, Californication has been picked up for a fifth season.
The Season 4 debut of the David Duchovny comedy drew 1.2 million viewers between its two airings Sunday.
Showtime also announced Friday that Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will return on Monday, March 28. The Borgias, an upcoming period drama starring Jeremy Irons, will debut with a two-hour premiere on April 3 at 9/8c.
Californication faces a dilemma in Season 4.
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The Showtime comedy, which returns Sunday at 9/8c, ended its madcap third season with a gut punch: Hank (David Duchovny) was arrested on assault charges moments after telling his ex, Karen (Natasha McElhone), of his tryst with Mia (Madeline Zima), who, unbeknownst to Hank at the time, was underage. And while that reveal presents plenty of drama for Season 4, it also unearthed a crucial secret that's carried the show since the pilot.
"We've been using that event as a motor for behavior and plot since the beginning," Duchovny tells TVGuide.com. "And I guess that now that is no longer a secret, it is no longer a motor. In a way we're free of it, which will be interesting for the next year, and we'll have to...
Jeers to Californication for wasting Carla Gugino.
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Showtime's smarmy sex-com strands the gifted actress with a throwaway role as an attorney defending David Duchovny's sleazy writer. It's a pale reprise of her ball-busting turn as a Hollywood agent on Entourage.
Gugino deserves a better gig...
I asked some of our favorite TV stars to reveal their favorite Halloween costumes of all time. Here's what they said:
Chris Colfer (Glee): "I was a Venus Fly Trap when I was 18. My hands were the plant and then I spiked my hair and made it into a fly with wings. I made the costume myself and I won the best costume prize at the party."
Tommy Lee has signed up for a role he's familiar with — a rocker — on an episode of Californication, a show rep says.
The 47-year-old Motley Crue drummer will play a singer who has an encounter with Hank (David Duchovny) while...
Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoe Kravitz, has been tapped for a recurring role on Californication, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 21-year-old will play Zoe, a wild musician who recruits...
Rob Lowe will guest-star in Season 4 of Californication, Showtime announced Monday.
Lowe — best known for his roles on The West Wing and Brothers & Sisters — will play...
The day Californication's Hank Moody (David Duchovny) has dreaded for three seasons finally came in the show's Season 3 finale.
After managing to escape a complicated web of lovers and deciding to settle down in New York with his soul mate, Karen (Natascha McElhone), Hank receives a surprise sucker punch: Mia (Madeline Zima), his ex's almost-daughter-in-law, wants to go public with their one-time affair and dirty little secret.
Californication finale: Look who's back in town!
"I always thought that it would be the right endpoint," series creator Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com...
Madeline Zima, Californication
Californication's Hank Moody (David Duchovny) has tap-danced his way out of lots of hot water this season. But in the Season 3 finale (Sunday at 10/9c, Showtime), he's got one more obstacle to clear: Mia (Madeline Zima) is back.
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Mia, the daughter of Hank's ex's then-fiancé, has always been a cloud of trouble for Hank. After Hank slept with her — unaware that she was 16 at the time — she virtually blackmailed him by stealing the first novel he'd written in years and publishing it as her own. So what brings Mia back to L.A. now, after being M.I.A. all season?