Philosophising about the 'S'-word: Watch… and learn
Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos. The show debuted on Showtime on August 13, 2007 and follows New Yorker Hank Moody (David Duchovny, The X-Files), a troubled novelist who moves to California and suffers from writer’s block. His drinking and womanizing complicate his relationships with his longtime lover Karen (Natascha McElhone) and their daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin).
The show’s other main characters are Moody’s best friend and agent, Charlie Runkle (Evan Handler, Sex and The City), and Charlie’s wife, Marcy (Pamela Adlon, Louie). Recurring themes are sex, drugs and rock and roll, all of which are featured regularly. The show has been nominated for many awards and won several, including winning two Emmy Award (nominated for two others) and one Golden Globe Award (nominated for five others). Californication has aired for six complete seasons. Showtime has renewed the series for a seventh season scheduled for a 2014 launch. In December 2013, it was announced that Californication will end its run after the seventh season, which premiered on April 13, 2014.