Showtime has ordered 12 half-hour episodes of a stylish new comedy series, (as yet untitled) scheduled to premiere in August. Set to begin production in Los Angeles, in June the new series stars and is executive produced by Golden Globe-winning actor David Duchovny. Co-starring alongside Duchovny are Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima, and Evan Handler.

Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend Karen (McElhone). His obsession with truth-telling and self-destructive behavior -- drinks, drugs and relationships -- are both destroying and enriching his career.

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