Showtime Pulls the Plug on Its Longest-Running Scripted Show TV Guide
Showtime has announced plans to wrap up the series that has become the pay cable channel's longest-running scripted show, "Californication." TV Guide reports that the David Duchovny series, which bowed in 2007, will end after a seventh and final season, which rolls out starting 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)," the story reports. "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."
Said Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins: "With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, 'Californication' has been one of our groundbreaking signature series. 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."
The report adds: "'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). ... As 'Californication' ends its run, new Showtime series in the works include 'Penny Dreadful,' which is set to launch around the same time."
Nevins adds: "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."