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Drama

Starring :

Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan, Elliott Gould

Jon Voight Calls His 'Ray Donovan' Sex Scenes 'Disgusting'

September 02, 2014 08:09:23

may have scored a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Micky Donovan on "", but he doesn't embrace all aspects of his character, particularly the ex-con's penchant for women's booties. Commenting on his sex scenes on the show, he says, "It's disgusting. You take an old guy and throw him in there-come on!"

Still, the 75-year-old actor enjoys working on the hit series. "It's fun," he recently told E! News. "We're all enjoying it. The actors I work with are terrific." In another interview with Zap2it, he praised lead star who plays the titular character. "I've always thought of Liev as a leading man," Voight said.

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'Ray Donovan' Loses Showrunner

August 29, 2014 01:08:43

Ann Biderman has left "". The writer who created the Showtime series has stepped down as showrunner of the -starring drama, but she will stay on the show as a creative consultant. Sources say her departure was due to hefty financial overruns on the series.

Showtime President David Nevins says in a statement, "Ann Biderman is a uniquely gifted writer and creator. She has done great work on 'Ray Donovan' from her very first pitch through the first two amazing seasons. 'Ray Donovan' has become a signature asset for Showtime and Ann will continue as a creative consultant on the show. We look forward to continuing our relationship with her."

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Showtime Renews 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex' for Season 3

August 21, 2014 10:08:50

Showtime has given another year to live to "" and "". Both sophomore shows are renewed for 12-episode third seasons which will begin production early next year for a premiere later the same year.

"Both 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex' are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain," says the network president David Nevins. "These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come."

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'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Trailer: Who Will Take the Fall?

June 14, 2014 10:06:44

Showtime tides fans over the highly anticipated return of "" with the first trailer for season 2. Following the murder of Boston mob kingpin Patrick 'Sully' Sullivan in the season 1 finale, 's James Cochran, the ambitious head of the L.A. division of the FBI, has a lot of questions for Ray and his father Mickey, who plans to "spill" everything if things go wrong for him.

A beautiful writer named Kate, played by , also brings trouble for Ray and later makes love with him when his relationship with Abby hits rock bottom. As Ray loses control over everything in his life, his son also gets into trouble.

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'Ray Donovan' Cast Tease Season 2 in Sneak-Peek Video

May 24, 2014 11:05:01

"" is not returning until July, but fans can get a sneak peek at what to expect in season 2 of the Showtime series through a newly-released promo video. The snippet captures a photo shoot with the key cast members, who also talk about the second installment in the interviews.

"As the secrets start to come out - and there are still a lot of secrets - it gets hairy for everybody," , who plays the title character, teases. , who returns as Ray's father, adds, "Mickey made a big mess that somebody has to clean up," hinting that he'll bring troubles for himself and his son.

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Writer Accuses Showtime of Allegedly Stealing 'Ray Donovan' Concept

February 15, 2014 11:02:52

With the success of "", comes a lawsuit. Showtime has been accused of stealing a concept for the crime drama series by writer Brian Larsen. The plaintiff claims he pitched a script titled "The Swissman" to the network in 2010 which had some similarities to the starrer, but it was eventually passed on.

According to Larsen, his concept centered on a "middle aged protagonist who is a 'fixer' - also known as a man who orchestrates the killing or otherwise violent disposing of people for hire." The protagonist had a brother who is always messing up, had a "tumultuous" relationship with his father, and had a troubled relationship with a Catholic priest.

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Hank Azaria Lands Major Role on 'Ray Donovan' Season 2

February 06, 2014 02:02:56

"" adds to the cast line-up of its second season. The Gargamel of "" films has nabbed a major role on the critically-acclaimed series as James Cochran, the ambitious head of the L.A. division of the FBI, who becomes a thorn in Ray's side.

Azaria is joined by ("Twin Peaks"), who will guest star as James' frumpy wife, Holly Cochran. Both new cast members are booked for multi-episode arcs. More guest stars are coming to the show in its sophomore season since the production team is also casting for an ace reporter and detective.

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Showtime Renews 'Ray Donovan' for Second Season

July 17, 2013 02:07:04

Showtime has given "" a vote of confidence by picking up the show for a second season. The new series has just aired three episodes so far following its record-breaking premiere on June 30.

"Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest season 1 show ever," says David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a statement. "Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensemble cast led by , have produced one of the hottest new dramas of the year. We are proud and excited to pick up another season."

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'Ray Donovan' Sets New Premiere Record for Showtime

July 02, 2013 01:07:14

"" attracted a huge number of audience for Showtime on its debut, Sunday, June 30. The show's premiere drew 1.4 million viewers in its 10 P.M. timeslot, according to Nielsen, surpassing the 1.1 million that "" garnered when it premiered in 2011.

It marks the best ratings ever for a Showtime original series premiere. The record was previously held by the -starring thriller. When an encore airing is counted, the new drama delivered a total of 2.22 million series that night.

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Showtime Debuts 'Ray Donovan' Pilot in Full

June 18, 2013 03:06:15

"" will not premiere on Showtime until June 30, but people can now watch the pilot in its entirety. The full one-hour first episode of the new series has now been made available for viewing pleasure via the channel's YouTube account.

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, the drama series centers on the titular character who does the dirty work for LA's top power players. Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee plays the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear.

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