Going to California (TV series)

Going To California is an American dramedy television series created for Showtime and airing from 2001 to 2002 on that channel. It starred primarily Sam Trammell and Brad William Henke as Kevin "Space" Lauglin and Henry "Hank" Ungalow respectively, two friends on a road trip across the continental United States. The show focused primarily on what happened to Hank and Space during their stops and detours along the way to California. John Asher played the recurring character "Insect Bob" and also served as a director on the series. The tag line for this show was: "No map. No plan. No rules. No turning back."

Going to California
Also known asG2C
Created byScott Rosenberg
StarringSam Trammell
Brad William Henke
Theme music composerOld 97's
Opening themeLost Along the Way
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Production location(s)Various
Running time60 Minutes
Production company(s)Industry Entertainment
Nitram Pictures
Columbia TriStar Television
(season 1)
Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
(season 1)
Showtime Networks
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseAugust 9, 2001 (2001-08-09) –
February 14, 2002 (2002-02-14)
Related showsOctober Road

The show featured guest stars in each episode, including Lindsay Sloane, Jenny McCarthy (John Asher's then wife), David Faustino, Jaime Pressly, Vince Vaughn, Stacey Dash, Rosanna Arquette and Jerry O'Connell.

Going To California was cancelled in 2002 after 20 episodes despite a positive critical response, and despite a cult following it has never been issued on DVD.[1] In 2007 creator Scott Rosenberg returned with the show October Road, which was loosely based on Going To California; Evan Jones reprised his role as "Ikey" and a new actor played "Eddie Latekka", both of which characters had appeared in the original show, while Brad William Henke played a new character.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Blowing Free"TBATBAAugust 9, 2001 (2001-08-09)
3"Taking Care of Biscuits"TBATBAAugust 16, 2001 (2001-08-16)
4"I Know Why the Caged Rhino Sings"TBATBAAugust 23, 2001 (2001-08-23)
5"Rules of the Rod"TBATBAAugust 30, 2001 (2001-08-30)
6"Apocalypse Cow"TBATBASeptember 6, 2001 (2001-09-06)
7"The Big Padoodle"TBATBASeptember 20, 2001 (2001-09-20)
8"Fodder Figures"TBATBASeptember 27, 2001 (2001-09-27)
9"The Naked and the Nude"TBATBAOctober 4, 2001 (2001-10-04)
10"A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20"TBATBAOctober 11, 2001 (2001-10-11)
11"Hurricane Al: A Tale of Key Largo"TBATBAOctober 18, 2001 (2001-10-18)
12"This Year's Model"TBATBAOctober 25, 2001 (2001-10-25)
13"Our Sunshine State of Affair"TBATBANovember 1, 2001 (2001-11-01)
14"Lily of the Field"TBATBANovember 8, 2001 (2001-11-08)
15"A Little Hard in the Big Easy"TBATBAJanuary 10, 2002 (2002-01-10)
16"Home Games"TBATBAJanuary 17, 2002 (2002-01-17)
17"Waiting for Gordo"TBATBAJanuary 24, 2002 (2002-01-24)
18"Mixed Doubles"TBATBAJanuary 31, 2002 (2002-01-31)
19"Searching for Eddie Van Halen"TBATBAFebruary 7, 2002 (2002-02-07)
20"The West Texas Round-up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors"TBATBAFebruary 14, 2002 (2002-02-14)


  1. ^ Dahl, Oscar. "Exclusive Interview with Josh Appelbaum, writer of October Road". Buddy TV. Retrieved 2 July 2014.

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