Californication

californicationRobLoweRob Lowe will make a return to Californication for its seventh season.

The Parks and Recreation actor will reprise his role on the David Duchovny-series as eccentric actor Eddie Nero.

Lowe has popped up in six episodes of the series over the past few seasons and his latest appearance will fit into a storyline where he is starring in a TV show based on Hank Moody’s (Duchovny) film, Santa Monica Cop.

BradenPaesAn up-and-coming Canadian actor has landed the lead role in a new comedy series entitled Love in LA.

Braden Paes will feature in the series from director-producer Gianna Isabella, which is being touted as a female version of Californication done in the style of Entourage.

The US-Canada co-production will follow a former stripper whose “ability to act in love during a lap dance doesn’t translate to the silver screen”.

Love in LA” is scheduled to shoot this fall on location in Los Angeles. It is a U.S. and Canada co-production between Deadline Media and Karmic Tilt Productions. Plans are to pitch the series for Showtime, HBO or Netflix. Continue reading »

Californication2013The often controversial Californication has been renewed for another season by the Showtime network.

The series, which follows the drunken adventures of David Duchovny’s troubled novelist Hank Moody, will return for a seventh season.

Season six is currently airing in the US and is proving a fan favourite, averaging 3.1 million per episode, which is up 21 per cent on last season.

Showtime has also renewed Shameless and House of Lies for new seasons.

Marilyn Manson has bagged himself a guest appearance on the upcoming sixth season of Californication.

The musician will make an appearance as himself on the show, which centres on David Duchovny’s novelist Hank Moody.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Manson will have a run-in with Moody during his guest spot. Continue reading »

A Californication spinoff is on the table according to the show’s creator Tom Kapinos.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that producers are looking into the possibility of a spinoff based around a character called Faith who is to be introduced in the show’s sixth season.

Executive producer Kapinos said that while the plan is “by no means assured”, it would depend on finding the right actress to play the role of Faith.

The character is described as a Catholic schoolgirl who turns into a groupie.

Source: Digital Spy

English actress Camilla Luddington, who featured in the recent William and Kate telemovie, has joined Californication in a recurring role.

Luddington played Kate Middleton in the Lifetime telemovie that celebrated the Royal wedding last month.

The actress will play the part of a nanny in Californication, who looks after Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy’s (Pamela Adlon) new child.

The fifth season of the series began filming last month.

Source: Digital Spy

Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) are ringing in 2011 with a new and exclusive slate of first-run Showtime programming with the return of Californication, and the debut of brand-new buzz-heavy series Shameless and Episodes.

Airing back-to-back, the three series will anchor the Monday night line-ups on Movie Central and The Movie Network beginning Monday, January 10 at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

 

Shameless

Premieres Monday, January 10 at 7 p.m. PT on Movie Central / 8 p.m. ET on The Movie Network

Based on the long-running hit UK series, Shameless stars William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, a far-from-stellar working-class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six motley kids whose eldest daughter keeps the home afloat while he’s out drinking and carousing. The 13-part, one-hour drama also stars Joan Cusack, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White and Laura Slade Wiggins. Shameless is executive produced by John Wells and Paul Abbott, and co-executive produced by Andrew Stearn.

 

Episodes

Premieres Monday, January 10 at 8 p.m. PT on Movie Central / 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network

Executive produced and created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes is a new seven-part, half-hour comedy series starring Matt LeBlanc, as Matt LeBlanc. When husband-and-wife writing team Sean and Beverly set out to reproduce their British TV hit for an American network, all of their worst fears come true as Hollywood lives up to its reputation for absurdity. After being cast in the starring role, LeBlanc takes the lead in deviously twisting their beloved series into a terrible cliché, while testing the couple’s marriage with diversions and temptations. Also starring Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mircea Monroe. The series is a co-production between Showtime in the U.S. and BBC in the U.K.

 

Californication (Season 4)

Premieres Monday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m. PT on Movie Central / 9:30 p.m. ET on The Movie Network

Back for a fourth season, Californication stars David Duchovny in his Golden Globe®-winning role as self-destructive, brutally honest and hedonistic novelist Hank Moody who struggles to raise his teenage daughter Becca, with on-again, off-again girlfriend Karen. In the new season, Hank will have to deal with the fall-out from his one-night stand with then-underage, pseudo-step-daughter Mia going public, and his epic legal troubles force him to enlist the aid of hot, high-powered defense attorney Abby (Carla Gugino) to keep him out of the big house. Season four guest stars include: Rob Lowe, Michael Ealy, Zoe Kravitz, Stephen Tobolowsky, Callie Thorne, Addison Timlin, and rocker Tommy Lee. Also starring Madeleine Martin, Natascha McElhone, and Madeline Zima.

 

New episodes of Californication, Shameless and Episodes will be simulcast on The Movie Network and Movie Central’s High Definition channels and will be available on demand following their network premieres. New episodes of Shameless will also be available on The Movie Network OnLine following their premieres.

Zach Woods has been promoted to a series regular in the next season of The Office in the US. Woods plays Gabe Lewis in the comedy which is set to lose star Steve Carrell after the seventh season.

Eric Roberts is making a return to the world of soaps, with the actor confirming he is set for a role on The Young and the Restless. Roberts will play an attorney representing a familiar cast member on the soap, debuting in July.

Rocker Tommy Lee will make a guest appearance on the upcoming season of Californication. Lee will appear alongside David Duchovny in the drama series which has seen several celebrities make small appearances over the past few seasons.

Dexter has announced yet another cast addition with April Lee Hernandez set to join the drama in the new season. The ex-ER actress will play a new police officer alongside big-name signing Julia Stiles.

Actress Zoe Kravitz will guest star on Californication in the upcoming fourth season.

The 21-year-old daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz has landed a six episode arc on the David Duchovny-starring show.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Kravitz is set to play a rebellious friend of Hank’s daughter Becca (Madelein Martin) who asks her to join her band.

Her previous acting roles include appearances in No Reservations and The Brave One.

She will join Michael Ealy, Rob Lowe, Carla Gugino and Addison Timlin as guest stars for the new season.

Source: Digital Spy

Michael Ealy is set to join Californication for the fourth season of the hit show.

The Sleeper Cell star will play Natascha McElhone’s love interest on a five-episode arc. He will join Rob Lowe on the Showtime series, with Lowe playing an actor looking to portray David Duchovny’s Hank Moody in a film.

Ealy has recently featured in ABC drama FlashForward as Marshall Vogel and has movies Seven Pounds and Barbershop on his resume as well.

David Duchovny has recently spoken in interviews of the fourth season following Hank digging himself out of the hole he found himself in at the conclusion of the third season.

Source: THR