Michael Imperioli Joins Showtime’s ‘Californication’

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The Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli has joined the cast of Showtime’s comedy series Californication in a recurring role for its upcoming seventh season. Imperioli has been cast as Rick Rath, a successful old-school television producer who will play a key role in Hank’s (David Duchovny) latest venture. Production on the show’s 12 episode seventh season is set to commence later this month, with Showtime eyeing a premiere in early 2014.

Created by Tom Kapinos, Californication follows fast-living novelist Hank Moody who leaves the literary haunts of New York for the pleasure seeking splendors of LA. He thought he’d have fame, fortune and the love of a good woman, but now his personal life is in shambles, his career is on the brink of self-destruction and he still just can’t stop yielding to every temptation. The comedy series stars David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon.