Ray Donovan

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on:, M-Net, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, eExtra



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Broadcaster information
International channels
Showtime : 30 Jun 2013 - 19 Jan 2020

South African channels

M-Net : 06 Aug 2013 - 14 Nov 2017
M-Net Series Showcase : 11 Nov 2013 - 28 Nov 2013
Mzansi Magic : 26 May 2014 - 01 Jul 2014
M-Net Series Zone : 08 Jun 2014 - 13 Jul 2014
M-Net Edge : 14 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2016
M-Net City : 04 Jun 2016 - 27 Nov 2019 : 31 Aug 2016 - (ongoing)
eExtra : 19 Nov 2017 - 04 Feb 2018

About the Show

Ray Donovan is an American television drama series created by Ann Biderman and set in Los Angeles where Ray Donovan, originally from South Boston and a "fixer" for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler that represents the rich and famous, experiences his own problems when his father, Mickey Donovan, is unexpectedly released from prison.

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan stars Emmy- and Golden Globe-Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as LA's best professional fixer.

Ray is the man called in to make the city's celebrities', superstar athletes' and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away.

This powerful drama unfolds when his father, Mickey Donovan, played by Oscar-winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.

Ray works with two associates – the imposing Avi (Steven Bauer) and laconic, hardboiled Lena (Katherine Moenning). Most of Ray's work is for Goodman/Drexler, the most powerful law firm in town led by his confidante and mentor Ezra Goodman (Elliott Gould), and his partner, Lee Drexler (Peter Jacobson).

The only problems he can't fix are those involving his own damaged South Boston family. Ray's brother Bunchy (Dash Mihok) was abused by a priest and now can't stay sober; his brother Terry (Eddie Marsan) was left in the boxing ring too long and developed Parkinson's; while they are haunted by the memory of their little sister, who committed suicide when she was a teenager.

Additionally, his wife Abby (Paula Malcomson) is still adjusting to their west coast, suburban life while raising their two children, Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) and Conor (Devon Bagby).

James Woods will also appear in a recurring role as Patrick 'Sully' Sullivan, who has a complicated history with the Donovan family, while Rosanna Arquette will guest star as Linda, a former starlet who befriends Ray's father Mickey.

Ray Donovan is created and executive-produced by Ann Biderman (Southland), who also wrote the pilot episode. The series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff.

Ray Donovan is a Showtime production and the pilot was directed by Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Sons Of Anarchy), who also serves as producer on both the pilot and the second episode of the series.


Ray Donovan

Abby Donovan

Terry Donovan

Bunchy Donovan



Bridget Donovan

Conor Donovan

Mickey Donovan


Samantha 'Sam' Winslow

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03 Jun 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Netflix is Spelling the Dream, Ray Donovan returns to and Project Runway glams up on 1Magic.

New on TV today: Wednesday 2 October

02 Oct 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Returning series include Outpatients on FOX Life (with Khanyi Mbau), Ray Donovan on and Orange Is the New Black on M-Net.

New on TV today: Wednesday 21 August

21 Aug 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Charlize Theron's stunt car reality show Hyperdrive drops on Netflix as George Clooney finds a Catch-22 on M-Net.

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