After several years of messing around, Hank Moody is retiring from small screen. Showtime announced that the upcoming seventh season of "Californication" will be its last. The decision was quietly made when sixth season wrapped up in April this year.
"[Producer] Tom [Kapinos] 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," Showtime's Entertainment President David Nevins said in a statement.
During its run, "Californication" has won two out of its five nominations at Emmys while David Duchovny won a Golden Globe for his performance. The show has also received a steady increase in viewers over the years, something that the network has been proud of.
"With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has 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," Nevins said.
The seventh season, which will debut in April for 12 episodes, will see Hank joining the writers of a TV show based on his film script "Santa Monica Cop". Michael Imperioli guest stars as the show's old-school executive producer Rick Rath, and naturally Hank's boss. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Alonzo Bodden also guest star as fellow writing members.
Hank will also be dealing with an old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham) who reemerges to stir up his already chaotic life. Charlie and Marcy grapple with the aftermath of their reunion while her ex-husband Stu gives them an enticing deal.