Articles for Californication Season 2

It‘s impossible to watch Showtime‘s Californication and not think about David Duchovny‘s recent stint in rehab for sex addiction. Maybe it could be done with any other show, but Californication, which returns to Showtime for season 2 tonight at 10pm, is so much about the insane sex life of writer Hank Moody (Duchovny) that it makes differentiating the character and actor impossible.Take tonight‘s season 2 premiere, which is all about Hank‘s penis. The writer is sexually propositioned at least five times during the half-hour episode by different women, either in a doctor‘s office, a grocery store or a party. The episode also features quite possible the first ever televised act of accidental cunnilingus. Californication is not a show for viewers with delicate sensibilities. Read more »
After spending weeks in rehab, Californication star David Duchovny has checked out, ultimately completing his treatment for sex addiction.  As reported previously, the actor, who has been married to actress Tea Leoni since 1997, has voluntarily checked in to the treatment facility Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona to begin a 35-day program, and at the time, asked for the respect and privacy for his wife and children as they deal with the situation as a family. Unlike his novelist character Hank Moody, it seems that the Californication star has put his own struggle behind him. Read more »
If anything changed the life of Californication star Evan Handler, it‘s his bout with leukemia over two decades ago.  Before he earned recognition for his role in this show, as well as an earlier one in Sex and the City, he battled a supposedly incurable form of leukemia, which interrupted his budding acting career.  Four years later, he was cured of it, and has since become a strong advocate of patients‘ rights.  It also formed the backbone of his autobiography, Time on Fire: My Comedy on Terrors.With a newfound appreciation of life that has followed him throughout his revitalized career, he has written a follow-up to that book, entitled It‘s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive—a collection of essays on life after he recovered from illness, endured multiple break-ups and later found himself happy with a wife and daughter. Read more »
Viva Californication!  After dealing with the controversies regarding his sex addiction, his separation from his wife Téa Leoni and his alleged affair with tennis instructor Edit Pakay, David Duchovny has something to celebrate.  Showtime announced yesterday that its sophomore drama Californication has been picked up for a third season, with filming expected to start this spring.Californication, which is up for 12 episodes for a late 2009 premiere, stars Duchovny, as Hank Moody, a troubled novelist plagued with personal demons, as he constantly deals with the fallout of his drug and sex addictions, while trying to show his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) that he can be a good, caring person. Read more »
The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in both television and movies, and though they‘re not taken as seriously as the Emmys or the Oscars, they‘re still a lavish, star-studded affair.  However, the glitz was put on hold last year due to the writers‘ strike, forcing the producers of the show to cobble together an awkward news conference to announce the winners.  This year, with no strike in sight, the Globes are back to being as glamorous and exciting as ever.  The ceremony is set to air on NBC on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm, and is bound to be attended by a cavalcade of big stars.The nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and below you‘ll find a list of all the television categories.  Shows like True Blood, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Office received multiple nominations, while other critically acclaimed shows were surprisingly omitted. Read more »
BuddyTV‘s running a special feature on all of the wonderfully unique families on TV. Within the feature, there‘s a chance to win a flat-screen TV as well as a couple of Showtime prize packages with DVD sets for Dexter season 2, Penn & Teller: BS! season 5, Californication season 1, The L Word season 5, and The Tudors season 1. TV families always seem to be more interesting than our own. In fact, they‘re never normal. At one point or another, we‘ll all wished to be a part of some imaginary clan. Something deep inside draws us to the craziness, the tenderness or the drama. So we salute all these unique TV families. Read more »
BuddyTV is currently hosting a caption contest for the United States of Tara. First and second prize receive a Showtime tote bag with Dexter season 2, Penn & Teller: BS! season 5, Californication season 1, The L Word season 5, and The Tudors season 1 and other great Showtime goodies. Entering is easy and the more you enter, the better your chances of winning!The concept is simple. Watch the pilot episode of United States of Tara and then head over to the caption contest to enter.You take a look at the picture of T, one of Tara‘s many personalities and you simply give her a caption. Think of something funny, think of something poignant, whatever you want. And enter as many times as you want. The winners will be decided via stars. Read more »
Looks like Heroes is getting injected with a lot--a hell lot.  Four names have been thrown into the pot and set to play roles in the upcoming fourth season of the show.First up is a familiar villain, at least to those who have seen Prison Break: Robert Knepper has signed on to play Samuel, previous referred to as the "Carnival Barker" in previous releases.  For at least six episodes, we‘ll see this charismatic guy wreck havoc on all the heroes by peeking into all of their lives.  That, and he‘s evil, and he‘s got a very wicked sense of humor. Read more »
The drama on Dawson‘s Creek didn‘t just overflow from television screens at the time, but it also occurred behind the scenes.  Tom Kapinos, who is best known for his latest work on Showtime‘s Californication, discussed his horrid past on the hit 90s show. Kapinos was at an LA Times Envelope Emmy screenwriting series panel when he talked about his days on Dawson‘s Creek.  He was supposed to speak about his new series starring David Duchovny, when he pointed out that his previous work was practically the inspiration for Californication. Read more »

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