Showtime Orders Fourth Season Of 'Californication'


There wasn't much foreplay involved: Showtime has picked up Californication for a fourth season after airing just two episodes of the comedy's third campaign.

The premium network has ordered another season of the David Duchovy-starrer, with the 12 new episodes set to bow in 2010, according to Showtime Networks president of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.

The order follows a strong start to the third season, which finds Duchovny's Hank Moody working as a creative writer professor at a Los Angeles college and encountering a new set of lovely ladies and sundry complications to his family life.The Sept. 28 debut produced a record 821,000 watchers, a 57% jump over Californication's sophomore season start. The second episode of its third season premiered Oct. 4.