Showtime Shacks Up Again With 'Californication'


Hank Moody will be back in the sack next year.

Showtime has renewed Californication for a third season, ordering a dozen new episodes.

Production on the new campaign is set to begin in the spring and scheduled for a late 2009 premiere, according to Showtime officials.

The series stars David Duchovny as Moody, a hedonistic novelist/blogger who has trouble with the women closest too him: his Goth-loving teenaged daughte and his disapproving ex-flame Karen (Natascha McElhone). In between, his unapologetic behavior and dabbling with sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll greatly complicate his existence.  

The series was nominated earlier this year for a Golden Globe Award for best television series, musical or comedy and won an Emmy Award for outstanding cinematography for a half-hour series.

"It wouldn't be Showtime without a yearly dose of Californication,” said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime president of entertainment, in a statement. "This unapologetic show, about a group of characters led by the inimitable David Duchovny, has quickly established itself as one of our signature comedy series.  Beneath its veneer of debauchery, however, is a complex take on love and adult relationships that surprisingly turns poetic and romantic just when you least expect it. "