padmalakshmi topcheflasvegas 290 'Top Chef,' 'Californication' renewed for another seasonAudiences can count on cable for more sex and heat in the kitchen in 2010.

Bravo and Showtime announced Monday that they’re picking up “Top Chef” and “Californication,” respectively, each for another season.

This will make the seventh season for Bravo’s culinary competition series, which is hosted by Padma Lakshmi and is currently airing its “Las Vegas” edition on Wednesday nights. Casting calls for the upcoming season are as follows:

San FranciscoThe Parlor
Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

Miami Club 50 at Viceroy Miami
Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Chicago Wells on Wells
Monday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Washington D.C. Occidental Grill & Seafood at Willard InterContinental Hotel
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New YorkCraftsteak
Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Los Angeles Craft Restaurant
Sunday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In other Bravo food news, “Chef Academy” will premiere on Nov. 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

davidduchovny californication s3 290 'Top Chef,' 'Californication' renewed for another seasonOver on Showtime, “Californifornication,” starring David Duchovny as the randy and troubled writer Hank,  will return for its fourth season in 2010. The show just enjoyed record-breaking ratings for its third-season premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Guest stars for the season include “Gossip Girl’s” Ed Westwick, rock and soap star Rick Springfield, Embeth Davidtz and Eva Amurri.

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