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Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan
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GenreCrime drama
Family drama
Created byAnn Biderman
Starring
Composer(s)Marcelo Zarvos
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes72
Production
Executive
Allen Coulter
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California
New York City, New York
Running time45-60 minutes
Production
  • The Mark Gordon Company
  • Ann Biderman Co.
  • Bider Sweet Productions
  • David Hollander Productions
  • Showtime Networks
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseJune 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) -
present (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 premiered on June 30, 2013.[1][2][3] The pilot episode broke viewership records, becoming the biggest premiere of all time on Showtime.[4] On December 20, 2018, Showtime renewed the show for a seventh season which is set to premiere on November 17, 2019.[5][6]

The drama is set in Los Angeles, California, where Irish-American Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), originally from South Boston, works for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous. Donovan is a crime cleaner or fixer who arranges bribes, payoffs, threats, and other illegal activities, to ensure the outcome desired by the client. Good at his job, Ray is also normally a devoted family man. He experiences problems when his menacing father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison, and the FBI attempts to bring down Ray and his associates.

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)
212July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)
312July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
412June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
512August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)October 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)
612October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)
7TBANovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)TBA

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Home media

The first season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 10, 2014.[13] The second season was released on both media on May 26, 2015. The third season was released on DVD and blu-ray on December 29, 2015. The fourth season was released on DVD on December 27, 2016. The fifth season saw a DVD release on January 30, 2018.

Reception

Rotten Tomatoes evaluation by season
Season 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rating 76[14] 73[15] 77[16] 50[17] 100[18] 60[19]

Ray Donovan has received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season a rating of 77% based on reviews from 43 critics, with the site's consensus stating: "Ray Donovan moves quickly between genres and tones, with Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight's performances making the whiplash worth it".[20]Metacritic gives the first season a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating "generally positive reviews".[21]

Tim Goodman, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, said that "Showtime has another gem on their hands" and the casting of Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight was "gold".[22]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Recipients Result Ref.
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Ray Donovan Won [23]
2014 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Jon Voight Nominated [24]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jon Voight Nominated [25]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Liev Schreiber Nominated [26]
Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Jon Voight Won [26]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jon Voight Nominated [27]
Writers Guild of America Awards Best New Series Ray Donovan Nominated [28]
2015 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Liev Schreiber Nominated [26]
Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Jon Voight Nominated [26]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Liev Schreiber Nominated [27]
2016 Satellite Awards Best Actor - Television Series Drama Liev Schreiber Nominated [29]
Best Television Series - Drama Ray Donovan Nominated [29]
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Liev Schreiber Nominated [26]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Liev Schreiber Nominated [27]
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jon Voight Nominated [27]
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series David Hollander Nominated [27]
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour) Harrison Marsh, Robert Edmondson, R. Russell Smith Nominated [27]
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Hank Azaria Won [27]
2017 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards TV Series Cinematography Robert McLachlan Nominated [30]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Liev Schreiber Nominated [27]
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Hank Azaria Nominated [27]

References

  1. ^ "Showtime(R) 2013 Original Series Premiere Slate". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 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 2012.
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (June 11, 2012). "Showtime gives series orders to 'Donovan,' 'Sex'". Variety. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ O'Connell, Michael. "TV Ratings: 'Ray Donovan' Premiere Tops 'Homeland' With Showtime Record". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (December 20, 2018). "'Ray Donovan' Renewed For Season 7 By Showtime". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (August 2, 2019). "Showtime Sets Premiere Dates For 'Shameless', 'Ray Donovan' & Jim Carrey's 'Kidding' - TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (April 2, 2018). "'Ray Donovan': Graham Rogers Upped To Series Regular For Season 6". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Ian McShane Joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'". Deadline Hollywood. January 21, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 27, 2015). "Katie Holmes Joins 'Ray Donovan' Season 3". Variety. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (February 10, 2016). "Ted Levine & Ismael Cruz Cordova Join 'Ray Donovan' In Recurring Roles". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (February 10, 2016). "'Revenge' Alum Gabriel Mann Joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Ray Donovan. "'Whatever It Takes' Ep. 9 Official Clip - Ray Donovan - Season 6" – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Lambert, David (March 10, 2014). "Ray Donovan - 'The 1st Season' of the Showtime Series on DVD and Blu-ray". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 1 (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 2 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 3 (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 4 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 5 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 5 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Ray Donovan: Season 1". rottentomatoes.com.
  21. ^ "Ray Donovan". Metacritic.
  22. ^ Tim Goodman. "Ray Donovan: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  23. ^ The BTJA Announces Icon Award Recipient and Most Exciting New Series Honorees (June 10, 2013). criticschoice.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  24. ^ "18th Satellite Awards Winners". Retrieved 2016.
  25. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014: And the nominees are..." Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ a b c d e "Ray Donovan Golden Globes Wins". Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ray Donovan Emmy Awards". Retrieved 2016.
  28. ^ "66th Writers Guild Awards Winners". Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg. "Satellite Awards Nominees Unveiled". Retrieved 2016.
  30. ^ "CSC Awards 2017". www.csc.ca. Retrieved 2017.

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