The League and Californication Renewed

Two of the best comedies on cable have been picked up for additional seasons.

FX’s The League, a show that revolves around a group of guys and their fantasy football league, has been picked up for a third season. If you’ve never watched the show, you should. It’s a great show and I don’t play fantasy football.

Showtime has also decided to pick up the David Duchovny dramedy, Californication, for a 5th season. This really isn’t a surprise as ratings for the just-premiered 4th season have been solid. Here’s the press release from Showtime.

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 14, 2011) – Hot off the record-breaking ratings for the fourth-season premiere last week, SHOWTIME is picking up a fifth season of CALIFORNICATION, it was announced today by Showtime Networks President of Entertainment David Nevins. 12 new episodes of the hit comedy series will go into production this spring.

CALIFORNICATION’s fourth season premiere delivered its best-ever premiere with over a million total viewers for the night. The series follows the exploits of writer Hank Moody (David Duchovny in his Golden Globe(R) Award-winning and SAG Award-nominated role) as he works to balance his career, ex-girlfriend, daughter and hedonistic vices.

This season, Hank enlists the help of high-powered defense attorney Abby (guest star Carla Gugino) to keep him out of prison after he’s charged with bedding a then-underage Mia (guest star Madeline Zima). Fourth season guest stars include Rob Lowe, Zoe Kravitz, Stephen Tobolowsky and rocker Tommy Lee will make a cameo, as well.

CALIFORNICATION is created by Tom Kapinos and executive produced by Kapinos and Duchovny.

This is also good news to me. Californication has become one of the shows I look forward to the most every year. Glad to see it will come back for season 5.

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