Californication is an American drama-comedy that premiered on Showtime on August 13, 2007. The show was created by Tom Kapinos. The protagonist, Hank Moody, (David Duchovny) is a troubled novelist whose move to California and his writer's block complicate the relationships with his ex-girlfriend Karen van der Beek (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Rebecca Becca Moody (Madeleine Martin). Californication's other main characters are Charlie Runkle (Evan Handler), Marcy Runkle (Pamela Adlon) and Mia Cross (Madeleine Zima). The show has been nominated and won several awards including winning one Emmy Award (Nominated for two others) and one Golden Globe Award (Nominated for three others).