Californication up for another

The hits keep rolling for "the new HBO."

Showtime has signed new comedy Californication to a second season, ordering up a dozen more episodes, says Variety. The call for a second season was made briskly, as the show only debuted in mid-August.

Californication is looking particularly juicy because the half-hour comedy is actually gaining viewers, whereas shows typically lose chunks of their audience following the premiere. According to Variety, the show has gained an average of 18 percent more viewers in its last three episodes than its August 13 premiere netted.

Californication has proved to be a worthy Monday nighttime partner for Showtime's steadiest hit, Weeds, which is currently in its third season.

David Duchovny stars in Californication as a sex-addicted novelist trying to raise his daughter and deal with his ex-girlfriend.

In other renewal news, TBS this week OK'd a second season of the comedy The Bill Engvall Show.

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