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Californication (tv program)

David Duchovny hits L.A.'s trippy streets in '60s-era 'Aquarius'

NBC's "Aquarius" transports hippies, flower power, free love and a budding psychopath named Charles Manson to prime time.

More significant for network TV watchers, "Aquarius" marks the dawning of the new age of David Duchovny.

The drama, premiering Thursday, is a return to broadcast for the actor who first shot to stardom on Fox with the iconic sci-fi series "The X-Files" and then leaped to cable, spending seven seasons on Showtime's racy "Californication" as a troubled, alcoholic writer grappling with life and family difficulties.

"Aquarius" comes as Duchovny prepares for the long-awaited reboot of "The...