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Showtime Orders Second Serving of "Californication"

Only a few weeks into its run, Showtime has already renewed dramedy Californication for a second season.

The pay cabler has ordered 12 episodes for Season Two of the David Duchovny starrer, which revolves around a novelist with a soul-crushing case of writer's block who contends with bedding any number of Los Angeles women while struggling to understand the other women in his life, ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin).

It's thought that Californication will begin production on its second season in April 2008 for a summer launch.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Jericho (CBS); 1 vs. 100 (NBC); Friday Night SmackDown (CW; 8-10 pm); America's Funniest Home Videos/Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown (ABC); Hollywood Homicide (FOX; 8-10 pm)

9 pm: Fashion Rocks (CBS; 9-11 pm); Las Vegas (NBC); George Lopez (ABC)

10 pm: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)


What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Doctor Who on Sci Fi.

This week on Doctor Who ("The Family of Blood"), the Doctor must decide whether Martha and Joan live or die, while the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Will he embrace his destiny as a Time Lord? Or will the Doctor stand by while one of the women in his life pays the ultimate price?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hooray! Misogyny and 30 minutes of pure male fantasy for everyone! Oh happy day.

And yet I continue to watch. Why? I think last week's ep may have sent me over the edge.
Anonymous said…
I've heard a lot about the raciness of this show but not much about whether it's actually good or bad (and I can't tell from Ally's comment if she loves it or hates it)! Any one else check it out?
The CineManiac said…
I've seen the first two episodes and absolutely loved them. Duchovny's character is the kind of guy you love to hate, and yet you can tell he's trying to be the guy his daughter aqnd ex need him to be.
Anonymous said…
Bella -

I can't quite tell either, which is why I keep watching! :)

I love DD, but I find the show too misogynistic for my tastes. I think it's going to be like the first season of Entourage where I watch all season and can't decide whether or not like it or hate it and ultimately end up on the side of hate.

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