Monday, April 14

CALIFORNICATION star David Duchovny gives the scoop on Season 7

CALIFORNICATION, created by Tom Kapinos and starring David Duchovny as very conflicted and sometimes debauched writer Hank Moody, begins its seventh and final season Sunday, April 13, at 9:30 PM.

It’s recently been announced that Duchovny is set to star as a police detective in NBC’s thirteen-episode series AQUARIUS, about Charles Manson. Duchovny is at a party thrown by CBS, Showtime and the CW for the Television Critics Association, where he talks a little about Hank’s big sendoff.

AX: Where do we find Hank at the start of Season 7?
DAVID DUCHOVNY: He’s got to get a job this year. He wants to provide for his family and be a family man this year, so he goes to work in the television industry. [joking] Because it’s just that easy.

AX: How closely, if at all, does it resemble your own experience in the television industry?
DUCHOVNY: Oh, it’s a comedy, so it doesn’t resemble it at all. I was in a movie called THE TV SET about five or six years ago that was probably a lot closer – it’s probably the best movie about making television that I’ve seen.

AX: Does Hank become suicidal again?
DUCHOVNY: No, Hank’s on an pretty even keel this year. And this is the last year. It’s all over.

AX: Did you decide to wrap up CALIFORNICATION, did Showtime decide to wrap it up, did the story reach the end of its cycle …?
DUCHOVNY: Probably a little bit of everything. Shows on cable generally don’t go seven years. We went seven and they rarely go [longer], so I think we ran our course.

AX: Do you have a favorite season or a favorite episode?
DUCHOVNY: It’s hard to say. Every season, we’ve had a whole new guest cast come in and I’ve just had fun with all of them, so I can’t really say. But I feel really lucky that I’ve worked with a lot of great [actors] – aside from our regular cast, I love our guest cast.

AX: The inevitable X-FILES question – are you aware of THE X-FILES comic books?
DUCHOVNY: Yeah. I saw a couple – I was at Comic-Con. I haven’t read one, but it’s the story of Season 10. Because we did nine seasons, it’s going on with Season 10.


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