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Rob Lowe reprises guest starring role on "Californication"

Melissa Hayer Published: July 9, 2013
Rob Lowe - Photo by Jordin Althaus/SHOWTIME
Rob Lowe - Photo by Jordin Althaus/SHOWTIME

Rob Lowe returns in his guest starring role as eccentric, combustible movie star “Eddie Nero” in an episode of the upcoming seventh season of the Showtime comedy “Californication.”

Details, provided by Showtime, are as follows:

“Californication,” which stars David Duchovny in his Golden Globe-winning role as hedonistic writer Hank Moody, is currently shooting in Los Angeles for a 2014 premiere on the network.

This season, Hank will join the writer’s room as his hit film “Santa Monica Cop” becomes a television series of the same name (with Nero signing on as guest star). Hank is riled frequently by his boss, the show’s grizzled, old-school executive producer Rick Rath (guest star Michael Imperioli) and his writing team peers, including Goldie (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Alonzo (guest star Alonzo Bodden). But he’s thrown by the reemergence of old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham), whose arrival causes chaos in Hank’s already hectic life and with his ongoing relationship with Karen (Natascha McElhone). Meanwhile, Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon) are grappling with the aftermath of their reunion and by an enticing offer from her ex-husband, Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky). Oliver Cooper, Brandon T. Jackson, Roger Howarth and Mercedes Masohn also guest star.

Best known as a teen heartthrob and member of the infamous ‘80s “Brat Pack,” the multi-faceted Lowe has starred on television in “Parks & Recreation,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Dr. Vegas.” His recently published memoir, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends,” which chronicles his life and storied Hollywood career, was a New York Times bestseller. The four-time Golden Globe nominee received rave reviews for his work on the acclaimed drama series The West Wing”, a role that earned him two SAG Awards and an Emmy nomination.

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