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.
Californication returns for one more toss in the sack in April 2014. Showtime promises that these final 12 more episodes will wrap up the stories of Hank Moody (Duchovny), Karen (Natascha McElhone), Becca (Madeleine Martin), Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon).
Tom Kapinos created and executive produces Californication, which is also executive produced by Duchovny. The actor stars as a writer who balances his sexual exploits with his career, his ex-girlfriend and his daughter. "With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series," says 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."
Californication has grown steadily over its first six seasons on Showtime, and has also won two Emmys (out of five nominations) and one Golden Globe (six nominations). The show is currently Showtime's longest-running scripted series, having launched in 2007. As Californication ends its run, new Showtime series in the works include Penny Dreadful, which is set to launch around the same time.
In the final season, Hank is now a writer on the TV series based on his unreleased film Santa Monica Cop. Michael Imperioli plays his boss, executive producer Rick Rath, who frequently riles up Hank. Also in the writers' room are Goldie (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Alonzo (Alonzo Bodden). Guest star Heather Graham plays an old friend, bringing more chaos to Hank's life. Other guest stars include Stephen Tobolowsky, Rob Lowe, Brandon T. Jackson, Oliver Cooper and Mercedes Masohn.
Says Nevins: "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."