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Showtime cancels Ray Donovan

ViacomCBS-owned US premium cablenet Showtime has cancelled crime drama Ray Donovan after seven seasons.

Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan

Created by Ann Biderman, the show premiered on Showtime in 2013 and S7 finished last month.

The series follows crime fixer Donovan (Liev Schreiber) who works for a powerful law firm representing the rich and famous and arranges bribes, pay-offs and other illegal activities to ensure the outcome desired by the client.

News of the series’ cancellation comes after Showtime’s co-president of entertainment Gary Levine admitted at the Television Critics Association last month that the show was “nearing the end of its run” and would likely finish after a seventh or eighth season.

“After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” the network said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work.”

Last month, Showtime also revealed its long-running comedy-drama Shameless will end after S11 later this year.


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