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
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 ...Read more