Showtime has revealed that it will be bringing Californication to a close following its seventh season on the network, next year.
The comedy starring David Duchovny has Hank Moody will wrap up after the forthcoming seveth season, which will air in 2014.
Showtime’s president of entertainment, David Nevins has said that the network will “always be indebted to Tom Kapinos” for leading the show and to David Duchovny for “making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody”.
The network has added that the final 12 episodes, which will air in April 2014, will “neatly wrap up” the lives of the characters on the show.
So, Showtime isn’t exactly axing the show, it’s more that the show is being brought to a close in a neat, little way. Afterall, Californication is Showtime’s longest running series and has won several awards including a Golden Globe for Duchovny and two Emmys.
In a statement, David Nevins said:
“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californicationhas 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. Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and longtime fans alike.”
Season six has been the show’s highest rated season with 2.9 million viewers tuning in across various different platforms, and the network is hoping that will continue, or even get higher during the seventh and final season.
The final season of the show will follow Hank as he joins the writers’ room of a new TV show based on a never-released film titled ‘Santa Monica Cop’, where he is riled frequently by his boss.
Californication returns in April, 2014.