On Sunday, Californication had its best season premiere to date — 848,000 viewers versus 821,000 to start season three. Showtime has rewarded the series with a renewal for season five. Like the previous seasons, this one will be made up of a dozen episodes. Here’s the press release from Showtime…
Hank Moody Takes the 5th: Showtime(R) Picks Up 5th Season of Hit Comedy Series “Californication” Starring David Duchovny
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 14, 2011) – Hot off the record-breaking ratings for the fourth-season premiere last week, SHOWTIME is picking up a fifth season of CALIFORNICATION, it was announced today by Showtime Networks President of Entertainment David Nevins. 12 new episodes of the hit comedy series will go into production this spring.
CALIFORNICATION’s fourth season premiere delivered its best-ever premiere with over a million total viewers for the night. The series follows the exploits of writer Hank Moody (David Duchovny in his Golden Globe(R) Award-winning and SAG Award-nominated role) as he works to balance his career, ex-girlfriend, daughter and hedonistic vices.
This season, Hank enlists the help of high-powered defense attorney Abby (guest star Carla Gugino) to keep him out of prison after he’s charged with bedding a then-underage Mia (guest star Madeline Zima). Fourth season guest stars include Rob Lowe, Zoe Kravitz, Stephen Tobolowsky and rocker Tommy Lee will make a cameo, as well.
CALIFORNICATION is created by Tom Kapinos and executive produced by Kapinos and Duchovny.
Image courtesy Showtime.