When one thinks about the name "Californication," two things immediately come to mind. The habitual television watcher will recall Showtime's new hit comedy Californication starring David Duchovny. The music lover will harken back to The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Grammy-Award winning album Californication, which included the hit singles "Scar Tissue," "Otherside," and the title track.
Now it seems that Anthony Kiedis and the rest of the Chili Peppers don't want the name to be about anything except themselves. The band has sued Showtime as well as Californication's executive producers and production companies over the name of the show, saying that it creates "unfair competition, dilution of the value of the name, and unjust enrichment" of the album, according to the Associated Press.
"Californication is the signature CD, video, and song of the band's career," said Chili Peppers frontman Kiedis. "And for some show to come ...Read more
Showtime's Californication just keeps going and going and going. The cable network has picked up the comedy for a third season, and has targeted a late-2009 date for the 13-episode new season.
In the Showtime comedy Californication, David Duchovny plays a novelist with an obsession for sex. It turns out that for the role, Duchovny only had to pretend to be an author.
The 48-year-old actor has voluntarily checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, reports the Associated Press. In a statement released by his lawyer, Duchovny said," I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."
Duchovny is married to actress Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth), and the couple have two children.
In Californication, which Duchovny also produces, the actor portrays Hank Moody, a novelist who is coping with postdivorce life. Sex is the main topic of the program, with Moody frequently getting entangled in sexual liaisons with women.
Californication begins its second season on September 28. It is unclear if Duchovny's treatment will affect production of the show ...Read more
At their best, supporting actors are stealing scenes from their higher-paid compadres, and at their worst, they're dragging a show into the ground and being deservedly killed off. We're going to focus on the former in this list, which covers our favorite new supporting characters from this television season. Let's get started.
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David Duchovny is returning to series television in a comedy for Showtime.
The premium cable network has ordered 12 episodes of the untitled project, which centers on a writer (Duchovny) who juggles a 16-year-old daughter, an ex-wife whom he still cares for, and an insatiable appetite for beautiful women.
It is understood that Showtime plans to launch the series in August, paired with the critically praised comedy series Weeds. Duchovny is best known for his role as Agent Fox Mulder in Fox's The X-Files.
And in other casting developments:
Former talk show host Ricki Lake will star in ABC's comedy pilot The Middle, which centers on an extended lower-middle-class family in the Midwest.
Lake will play a harried but game mom, the central character and narrator of the show. Also cast in the pilot is Brenna O'Brien as the family's middle child. Lake recently hosted CBS ...Read more