This season on Californication, Hank Moody’s (David Duchovny) life, like the economy, is officially turned upside down. The lack of writing assignments forces him to get a “real” job as a college professor while trying to keep wild child Becca (Madeleine Martin) on the straight and narrow with Karen (Natascha McElhone) still working in New York. Can he learn to keep “regular” hours and inspire the next generation of scribes? First, he’ll have to stay on the right side of the dean of students (Peter Gallagher), the dean’s wife (Embeth Davidtz) and a teacher’s assistant (Diane Farr) who’s immune to his charms… Meanwhile, Charlie’s (Evan Handler) returned to the mainstream -- he’s ditched the porn world for a job at a legitimate agency. His only problem is a boss/agency head (Kathleen Turner) who’s more interested in him than her clients (hello, Rick Springfield!). It would all be manageable with Marcy (Pamela Adlon) by his side, but she’s still bitter over his affair and is even back on the dating scene, which is further complicated since the two are platonically sharing the house – who can afford a divorce in a recession?