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David Duchovny Shares His Favorite Episodes of Californication

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After seven seasons of sexually transmitted comedy, Californication's vice-ridden writer Hank Moody is hanging up his black T-shirt (Sunday, June 29, 9:30/8:30c, Showtime). While Golden Globe—winning star David Duchovny admits "there's some sadness" to saying goodbye to the role, "I feel good. [Executive producer] Tom Kapinos did a great job pulling everything together."

Next month, Duchovny begins shooting NBC's Aquarius, playing a cop tracking Charles Manson, which marks the X-Files vet's return to creepy TV. "We'll be pushing the limit," he says. "It will be as dark as... read more

Californication's Final Season: Will Hank and Karen Get Their Happy Ending?

David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone

David Duchovny knows a thing or two about saying goodbye to a long-running TV show.

Because the actor previously walked away from The X-Files after nine seasons, Duchovny says he knew what to expect when the time came to say goodbye to Californication, which kicks off its final season Sunday at 9:30/8:30c on Showtime. But knowing what to expect didn't necessarily make it any easier to leave the show behind.

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"When the X-Files ended... I was ready to go off and try new things. I felt like I was ready to move on," Duchovny tells TVGuide.com... read more

Showtime's Californication Set to End Its Run This Spring

Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

Showtime's dreams of Californication will come to a close after one final season, TV Guide Magazine has learned. The network has confirmed that the upcoming seventh season of the David Duchovny series will be its last.

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Californication Spin-off About an Ex-Catholic School Girl in the Works at Showtime

David Duchovny, Californication

Showtime is working on a possible spin-off of Californication for a character to be introduced next season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Tom Kapinos, writer and executive producer on the David Duchovny-starring series, has created a new professional groupie character named Faith who will be featured in... read more

Californication: What's Ahead in Season 5?

Carla Gugino, David Duchovny

If you thought Hank Moody driving off into the sunset during the closing moments of Californication's fourth season felt like a series finale, you weren't the only one.

"This could have functioned as a series ending if we needed it to be," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com. "It was a nice little bookend to the opening of the pilot in a sense. So, I was fine with it sort of feeling like some closure, but at the same time, it was open for... read more

Californication Finale: Is Hank Heading to the Big House?

David Duchovny and Carla Gugino, Californication

Now that Californication's Hank Moody has been convicted of statutory rape, it's time for him to face the music.

Sunday's season finale (9/8c on Showtime) finds Hank (David Duchovny) awaiting his sentencing, and the outcome floors him. But you shouldn't necessarily expect the show's next season to resemble Oz.

With Hank's secret revealed, how much Californication is left?

"The consequences were never about the true legal repercussions," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com... read more

With Hank's Secret Revealed, How Much Californication Is Left?

David Duchovny

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... read more

Californication Creator: It's Time for Hank to Face Consequences

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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... read more

When Californication Continues: "Smiles Will Fade"

Natascha McElhone and David Duchovny by Randy Tepper/Showtime

Remember how the premiere season of Showtimes Californication ended in smiles Well that wont last Creator Tom Kapinos sat down with us at the Season 1 DVD release party to dish on what will happen next with the dysfunctional family The second season [arriving no sooner than September] is investigating the very nature of happy endings whether they really exist at all he says The reason I chose to freeze-frame it in that happy moment is because if you let it play out eventually their smiles are going to fade and they have to deal with reality That reality is Sonia played by Paula Marshall who will return with a bun in the oven a bun that may or may not be Hanks That [will be] splitting Hank and Karen apart in the early parts of the season says Kapinos Also Battlestar Galacticas Callum Keith Rennie joins the cast as an iconic record producer a kind of Phil Spector-meets-Rick Rubin who gives Hank the dream job of writing his biography This is the guy read more

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