Showtime has canceled Ray Donovan after seven seasons, the network announced today without giving a reason. The seventh season of the series premiered on November 17, 2019 and concluded on January 19. The last episode was definitely not a conclusion, so fans will likely not be pleased.
“After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” the cable channel said today. “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.”
Ray Donovan starred multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role.
A Showtime production, Ray Donovan also featured Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby and Graham Rogers. Ray Donovan was executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro, and was created by Ann Biderman.
The network described the last season as follows:
“Ray’s journey in New York has been fueled by his subconscious need for help. After his life was saved by a Staten Island cop named Mac (Domenick Lombardozzi), Ray must navigate the complicated debts and emotions that grew out of that relationship while also trying to save the mayoral campaign of Anita Novak (Lola Glaudini), the favored candidate of Sam Winslow (Susan Sarandon).
“On the family front, Mickey (Voight) is on a mission to hunt down Ray to seek revenge and Ray struggles to cope after Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) tells him that she must break away from her father and the havoc his life has brought.
“Season seven of Ray Donovan finds Ray 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.”