Showtime’s ‘Californication’ Returns for 7th – and Final – Season in April

Rob Lowe will guest star during the remaining 12 episodes

“Californication” will return in April 2014 for its seventh — and final — season, Showtime said Monday.

The upcoming 12 episodes will conclude the story of Hank (David Duchovny), Karen (Natascha McElhone), Becca (Madeleine Martin), Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon).

The final run finds Hank joining the writer’s room as his “Santa Monica Cop” makes its way to TV. Along the way, the protagonist will feud with his boss — the show’s old-school executive producer Rick Rath (guest star Michael Imperioli) — and his fellow writing team members, including Goldie (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Alonzo (co-star Alonzo Bodden).

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To add more drama to the drama, Hank has to deal with the reemergence of old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham), whose arrival adds even more chaos, and with his on-off relationship with Karen (McElhone). Meanwhile, Charlie (Handler) and Marcy (Adlon) grapple with the aftermath of their reunion and an enticing offer from her ex-husband, Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky).

Rob Lowe, Brandon T. Jackson, Oliver Cooper and Mercedes Masohn will guest star in Season 7.

“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, ‘Californication’ has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said David Nevins, president of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. “We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody. Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike.”

The series has earned five Emmy nominations and two wins for Nevins’ pay-TV network, six Golden Globe nominations and one win, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Last season of “Californication” earned its best ratings to date, averaging 2.9 million weekly viewers across platforms, the network boasted.