Ray Donovan

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Ray Donovan
Ray Donovan poster.jpg
Genre Drama
Crime
Format Serial drama
Created by Ann Biderman
Starring Liev Schreiber
Paula Malcomson
Eddie Marsan
Dash Mihok
Steven Bauer
Katherine Moennig
Pooch Hall
Kerris Dorsey
Devon Bagby
Jon Voight
Composer(s) Marcelo Zarvos
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bryan Zuriff
Mark Gordon
Ann Biderman
Producer(s) Allen Coulter
Running time 45–60 minutes
Production company(s) The Mark Gordon Company
Ann Biderman Co.
Showtime Networks
Broadcast
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) – present
External links
Official website

Ray Donovan is an American television crime drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season aired its premiere episode on June 30, 2013.[1][2][3] The pilot episode broke records of viewership, becoming the biggest premiere of all time on Showtime.[4]

On July 16, 2013, Showtime renewed Ray Donovan for a second season to air in 2014.[5]

Plot[edit]

The show takes place in Los Angeles, California, where Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), who is originally from South Boston, is a "fixer" for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler that represents the rich and famous. Ray experiences his own problems when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison and FBI agents try to bring down Ray and his associates.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 12 June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22) June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)[7] TBA June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)[8]
2 TBA July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)[9] TBA TBA TBA TBA

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "The Bag or the Bat" Allen Coulter Ann Biderman June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) 1.35[10]
2 "A Mouth Is a Mouth" Allen Coulter Ann Biderman July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07) 1.56[11]
3 "Twerk" Greg Yaitanes Ron Nyswaner July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14) 1.45[12]
4 "Black Cadillac" John Dahl David Hollander July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21) 1.52[13]
5 "The Golem" Dan Attias Sean Conway July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) 1.46[14]
6 "Housewarming" Michael Uppendahl Brett Johnson August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04) 1.45[15]
7 "New Birthday" Lesli Linka Glatter David Hollander August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11) 1.44[16]
8 "Bridget" Guy Ferland Ann Biderman August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18) 1.47[17]
9 "Road Trip" Jeremy Podeswa Brett Johnson August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25) 1.33[18]
10 "Fite Nite" Tucker Gates Sean Conway September 8, 2013 (2013-09-08) 1.25[19]
11 "Bucky Fuckn' Dent" Dan Minahan Ron Nyswaner September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15) 1.41[20]
12 "Same Exactly" Michael Apted Ann Biderman September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22) 1.41[21]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

The second season of Ray Donovan will premiere on July 13, 2014.[22][9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In June 2013, the series was honored, along with five others, with the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.[23]

In December 2013, the series earned two Golden Globe nominations, both for acting. Schreiber was nominated for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series, and Voight won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Showtime(R) 2013 Original Series Premiere Slate". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sara Bibel (June 11, 2012). "Showtime Orders Twelve Episodes of Two New Dramas, 'Ray Donovan' and 'Masters of Sex'". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (June 11, 2012). "Showtime gives series orders to 'Donovan,' 'Sex'". Variety. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ O'Connell, Michael. "TV Ratings: 'Ray Donovan' Premiere Tops 'Homeland' With Showtime Record". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seat42f. "Showtime Renews Ray Donovan". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/02/24/ann-margret-joins-ray-donovan-cast/5781079/
  7. ^ Lambert, David (March 10, 2014). "Ray Donovan - 'The 1st Season' of the Showtime Series on DVD and Blu-ray". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 1". Ezy DVD. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Sepinwall, Alan (March 19, 2014). "Showtime to premiere 'Ray Donovan' & 'Masters of Sex' in July". HitFix. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 2, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' Wins Night + 'True Blood', 'Dexter', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Falling Skies' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 10, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Dexter', 'Falling Skies', 'Devious Maids', 'The Killing' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 16, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Sprint Cup', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Falling Skies' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 23, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night, 'Naked and Afraid', 'Falling Skies', 'Dexter', 'Devious Maids', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 30, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'True Blood' Wins Night + 'Naked and Afraid', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Dexter' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 6, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'True Blood' & 'Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives' Win Night, 'Dexter', 'Devious Maids', 'The Killing', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 13, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'True Blood', 'Low Winter Sun', 'Devious Maids', 'Dexter', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 20, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'True Blood', 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', NASCAR, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 27, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'MTV Video Music Awards' Dominates + 'Breaking Bad', 'Real Housewives of NJ', 'Catfish', 'Dexter' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 10, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'NFL Countdown' 'Dexter', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 17, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'Real Housewives', 'Dexter, 'Devious Maids', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'The Newsroom' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  21. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 24, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + 'Dexter' Series Finale, 'Devious Maids', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  22. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 16, 2013). "'Ray Donovan' Renewed for Second Season by Showtime". Zap2it. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  23. ^ The BTJA Announces Icon Award Recipient and Most Exciting New Series Honorees (June 10, 2013). criticschoice.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013.

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