It’s a big day for cable show renewals. Just hours after AMC announced a season two pickup for its freshman drama Halt and Catch Fire, Showtime has renewed one of its hit drama, Ray Donovan, for a third season. Like the show’s first two, season three of Ray Donovan will consist of 12 episodes.
“Ray Donovan…[is] quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” said Showtime president David Nevins, “…filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.”
Throughout its first two seasons, Ray Donovan has performed fairly well for Showtime, averaging about five million viewers per episode across all platforms and earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Jon Voight’s performance as twisted patriarch Mickey Donovan.
In addition to Voight, Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber in the titular role, Paula Malcomson as his wife, Abby, Eddie Marsan and Dash Mihok as Ray’s brothers, Terry and Bunchy, and Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby as Ray’s kids, Bridget and Connor. The series centers on the professional and family life of Ray, who works as a “fixer” in Los Angeles.
Ray Donovan just aired its most recent episode, the sixth of its second season, this past Sunday. The show’s season two finale is slated to air on Sunday, Sept. 28th, at 9 pm on Showtime. Season three, which will go into production early next year, will likely debut in June or July 2015.
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