Showtime Renews ‘Ray Donovan’ For Second Season

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Showtime has renewed their newest drama series Ray Donovan for a second season, which is slated to air in 2014. The network has ordered 12 episodes for season 2.

Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest season one show ever,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks. “Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensemble cast led by Liev Schreiber, have produced one of the hottest new dramas of the year. We are proud and excited to pick up another season.”

Created by Ann Biderman, Ray Donovan is a richly textured family drama that centers on Ray Donovan, L.A.’s best professional “trouble shooter.” He’s the one called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city’s elite. He can make anyone’s problems disappear…except the ones he can’t escape that were created by his own damaged Boston “Southie” family. The drama series is produced by Showtime Originals and stars Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Paula Malcomson, Kate Moennig, Steven Bauer, Pooch Hall, Johnathon Schaech, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby and Peter Jacobson.

The renewal comes after the series delivered the best debut of any freshman Showtime series with more than 6 million viewers for its premiere across platforms (including replays, On Demand and Live +7). Ray Donovan also has the distinction of being the first ever Showtime series to build it audience in week 2, with ratings up 15% from the premiere. The most recent episode, the show’s third, pulled in 2.2 million viewers, steady with the numbers for episode two.