Californication is a Showtime TV series production created by Tom Kapinos, starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody: a troubled novelist whose move to California and his writer’s block complicate the relationships with his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin). He as a writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women. The series revolves around Hank Moody, (whose book titles are taken from the names of Slayer albums, ie. God Hates Us All, Seasons In the Abyss, etc.) plagued with personal demons. He’s struggling to get his career back on track with the help of his agent/best friend, raise his pre-teen daughter, all while pining for his ex-girlfriend. It may sound desperate, but he enjoys life and owns all his various vices â€” drink, drugs and women
Hank’s long-time ex-girlfriend and the mother of his teenaged daughter was happy with him when they lived in New York, but she can’t begin to hide her disgust in L.A. Now that Hank is ghost writing the autobiography of a debaucherous famous record producer, its going to be difficult for her to cope with Hank being surrounded on the daily by sex, drugs and rock & roll? Hank and Karen’s thirteen-year-old daughter has been through a parent’s bad breakup. But, unlike her mother, Becca truly accepts her father for who he is. The women come and go, but Hank’s heart truly belongs to his daughter.
The show was renewed for a second season on September 7, 2007. The season 1 finale, titled “The Last Waltz”, originally aired on Showtime on October 29, 2007. Season 2 began filming in April 2008, and Showtime has decided to renew Californication for a third season, scheduled to premiere in late 2009.