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Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan

Photo Credit:  Jeff Riedel / Showtime
  • Premiered: 
    June 30, 2013
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Ann Biderman 
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Plot Synopsis

As Hollywood's best professional fixer, Ray Donovan is called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city's elite. He can make anyone's problem disappear, except the ones created by his own family: his wife, Abby; his father, Mickey; Terry, his brother, a skilled former boxer who, despite his Parkinson's diagnosis, hasn't lost his fighting spirit; younger brother Bunchy, a troubled alcoholic who is haunted after being sexually abused; and his daughter, Bridget. Along with Lena, his trusted second-in-command, and Ezra, his mentor and confidante, Ray solves the biggest problems for the City of Angels' movers and shakers, such as: Sean Stevens, a major movie star with a mysterious connection to Ray's past; Ashley Rucker, a young star under Ray's protection; and Lee, an L.A. power broker and frequent client. RAY DONOVAN returned for its second season on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime with 12 one-hour episodes in Season 2, which explored the fallout of Sully's murder for Ray, his father Mickey and the FBI, headed by LA Bureau Chief Cochran (guest star Hank Azaria). As the season unfolds, Ray continues to seek balance between the demands of his family, including his volatile relationship with Mickey, and those of his Hollywood clients. On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, Showtime debuted the Season 2 finale of RAY DONOVAN. In the season ender, "The Captain," Mickey hatches a new plan, while Abby is torn between Ray and Jim. Showtime premiered the third season of RAY DONOVAN on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. Season 3 finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey, who had narrowly escaped last season's heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire. Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane, Katie Holmes and Elliott Gould. Showtime premieres Season 4 of RAY DONOVAN on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. Last season's intense battle with the Armenian mafia leads a wounded Ray to reconnect with his forsaken faith. With this second chance at redemption, Ray is on a path to becoming a much better husband and father. But while things at home are improving, his work introduces him to worlds more formidable and dangerous than ever before. Meanwhile, Mickey has fled Los Angeles, hoping to plant roots on his own terms and to begin anew, one scam at a time. Guest stars featured in Season 4 include Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola and Billy Lush. Season 5 of RAY DONOVAN premiered on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime. The new season finds Ray turning his attention back to Hollywood and his celebrity fixer firm. Meanwhile, Mickey is overjoyed to at last be welcomed into Ray's home and swears to finally mend his criminal ways. Joining the series in a season-long arc is Oscar winner and four-time Emmy-nominated actress Susan Sarandon as legendary media mogul Samantha Winslow, who sets Ray against her own fixers in fear they may know too much. Additional Season 5 guest stars include Brian White, Adina Porter, Rhys Coiro, Lili Simmons, Tara Buck, C. Thomas Howell, and Dominique Columbus. The fifth season opens with the "Abby" episode, as Ray begins court-ordered anger management after a bar fight; Mickey, Bunchy and Daryll prepare for a wedding; Bridget looks up an acquaintance in New York; Conor adjusts to military school; a new employer comes into Ray's life.
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 CBS Home Entertainment released RAY DONOVAN Season 5 on DVD. In the latest season, Ray's ongoing family upheaval has taken an emotional toll, leaving him more vulnerable than ever. LA's preeminent fixer is heading into uncharted territory and will soon discover that some damage can't be controlled. Along with all 12 episodes of the fifth season, the new collection is packed with fabulous special features including an exploration of what befalls the character of Abby (Paula Malcomson), an in-depth look at Bunchy (Dash Mihok), Eddie Marsan's portrayal of Terry Donovan as his character is stricken with Parkinson's disease and commentary with Malcomson and series showrunner David Hollander. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features:
- Dog the Dog
- On Death & Dying
* Part 1: The Decision for Abby to Die
* Part 2: The Technical Tale
* Part 3: The Impact
- Nothing Goes Right For Bunchy
- Terry Donovan and Parkinson's
- Episode 508 commentary with Paula Malcomson and David Hollander

On Monday, October 23, 2017 Showtime announced it ordered a sixth season of RAY DONOVAN. Consisting of 12 episodes, Season 6 is set to relocate from Los Angeles, where it has been based for the past five seasons, to New York City when production begins in early 2018, following an intensely emotional Season 5 that finds Ray in turmoil and needing to rebuild his life anew. "For our show, creatively, New York is exciting. Fashion, media, finance, theatre, culture. It's going to present new challenges for Ray Donovan which mean new opportunities for us as dramatists," said showrunner David Hollander. "Ray came to Los Angeles to build a life for himself and his family. They're not there anymore. Ray's career has changed and he is looking for a place to rebuild his life. Ray thinks he went to New York to help his daughter. He's going to find out he's there to help himself."



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Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • October 1, 2017: Abby Donovan dies