‘Ray Donovan’ Canceled By Showtime After Seven Seasons

Michael Desmond/©Showtime/courtesy Everett Collection

Michael Desmond/©Showtime/courtesy Everett Collection


In a statement on Tuesday, February 4, Showtime confirmed that the crime-drama series Ray Donovan had concluded its run at the network.

“After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” Showtime said in the statement.

“We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work,” the statement concluded.

On January 19, Ray Donovan‘s season 7 finale aired, which now also serves as the series finale.

The crime-drama series, which starred Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Jon Voight, was created by Ann Biderman and premiered in 2013.

When season 7 returned in November, the show had Ray (Schreiber) “working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (five-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Zach Grenier), an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself,” Showtime wrote in a logline.

The season 7 logline continued, “and when Feratti’s corruption brings a piece of Mickey’s past (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role) back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions. Meanwhile, Bunchy (Dash Mihok), hoping for a fresh start, bunks in Ray’s apartment and works stocking shelves at a pharmacy. Terry (Eddie Marsan) is offered a new, unconventional healing opportunity. Daryll (Pooch Hall) struggles to figure out where he fits into the Donovan clan. Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) and Smitty (Graham Rogers) face the realities of married life.”

Following Ray Donovan‘s season 7 concluding last month, series lead Schreiber thanked his fans for their “outpouring of love and support” and addressed the possibility of an 8th season.

“What an amazing journey it’s been. I’ve been reading your comments, and the outpouring of love and support for our cast and crew has been truly overwhelming,” the 52-year-old actor captioned his Instagram post.

“I know the big question on everyone’s mind is whether there will be a season 8. Truth is it’s in the networks hands. So if you want more, reach out to them at @showtime, @raydonovan, and @cbstv and let them know how you feel,” he added. “Either way it’s been an amazing ride and we have all of you to thank for it. xo Liev.”

Brittany R

Brittany R

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