Showtime cancels ‘Ray Donovan‘ after seven seasons.
The drama series featured actor Liev Schreiber as the main character, a Hollywood fixer for the elite at first in Los Angeles and later in New York.
The news to cancel ‘Ray Donovan’ comes after the seventh season ended in January. 19. The finale for Season 7 will now serve as the series finale. Along with Leiv Schreiber, the cast also featured Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Steven Bauer, Jon Voight, and Graham Rogers. It was created by Ann Biderman and executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff, and Lou Fusaro.
“After seven incredible seasons, ‘Ray Donovan’ has concluded its run on Showtime,” the premium cabler said in a 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.”
Liev Schreiber commented on the potential of an eighth season after the end of Season 7. On Instagram, he said the show’s future is in the hands of the network. ‘Ray Donovan’ had 82 episodes and is one of the longest-running Showtime series to date. ‘Ray Donovan’ received 10 Emmy nominations during its run, with Hank Azaria winning for best guest actor in a drama in 2016 for his role as Ed Cochran.
This news comes after Showtime plans on ending ‘Shameless’ with an eleventh and final season. The announcement was made by Showtime’s co-president of entertainment Gary Levine during the network’s Television Critics’ Association press tour in January. ‘Homeland’ is also coming to an end with the eighth season, which will start their final run this February.
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