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Over the last few years, Showtime’s veteran programs, including Weeds and Dexter, have slowly finished their runs on the network. The good news is that the network has created a new programming lineup capable of filling the shoes of the old staples. This week, Showtime announced that a couple of its more recent programs have been renewed for another season at the subscription cable channel.
July 4th is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of our great nation, appreciate Independence, democracy and our troops whilst filling our stomachs with barbecued goodies and feasting our eyes on fireworks displays. Or we can stay inside and watch non-stop The Walking Dead episodes back to back to back!
Two of Showtime’s most successful freshmen series, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are finally returning to our small screens, but you won't have to wait until the pesky fall for their arrival. Both sophomore series will make summertime debuts their second go-around with 12, one-hour episodes for each, starting on on Sunday, July 13th at 9PM.
Ray Donovan made a big splash when it debuted on Showtime earlier this month, setting the record as the network's most-watched series premiere ever. If you were paying attention back then, it probably doesn't surprise you to hear now that the show has been renewed for a second season. The network made the announcement today, with the detail that the second season is scheduled to debut in 2014. Here's what Showtime's President of Entertainment David Nevins had to say about the renewal
Ray Donovan may not yet be a household name like Dexter or Homeland's Carrie Mathison, but he's well on his way to being one of the most famous names in the Showtime stable. The new drama series, fronted by Liev Schreiber and Jon Voigt, debuted last night to massive ratings
Showtime’s Ray Donovan kicked off on Sunday night with an introduction to a fixer and his messy family dynamics, as well as to the seedy side of the Hollywood clientale he serves. With Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight headlining an extensive cast the series showed promise in its first episode. If you found the show gripping enough to continue, Showtime has now released an extended trailer giving audience a few glimpses into what is yet to come.
Of the several new series debuting this summer, Showtime’s Ray Donovan looked among (if not) the most promising. Then again, the network’s propensity to produce shows ‘turned up to 11,’ should have served as a warning sign that the crime drama would likely also lack any hint of subtlety and, as many other reviews have probably said by now, the new series needs to call in a fixer.
Don't have Showtime? That doesn't mean you can't watch the first episode of the premium cable network's new drama Ray Donovan. The series won't officially premiere until next Sunday night, but Showtime has made the full episode available for viewing, mostly in its entirety. They usually edit out some of the more R-rated content, so the above video may have been tweaked a bit from what airs next Sunday. Fortunately, Ray Donovan's not really a show about nudity, so that shouldn't have a devastating impact on the online version.
Showtime and Liev Schreiber fans alike have waited expectantly as Showtime has moved forward with Ray Donovan, which follows a Hollywood “fixer” who finds himself with his own problems when his father is let out of prison before the expected time. The series is set for a June 30 premiere, but to get fans excited about the new drama, on Monday Showtime released two brand new clips from the series, which gives us an idea of what the premiere episode will entail.
Those looking for a male character who's a beacon of hope, goodwill and high morals can head into theaters this weekend to catch the highly anticipated Man of Steel. Those looking for more of a dark side in their hero (or anti-hero) have only to turn on the television in the coming weeks. We looked over the Summer TV line-up and found that this year's scripted programming has a pretty fantastic selection of bad-boy characters looking primed to cause some trouble.
The summer TV season has begun, as most of the Midseason series have wrapped up and we're starting to see the networks roll out their summer offerings. Once upon a time, summer was the down season for TV, but in this day and age, cable and network television offer a nice variety of scripted and unscripted programming to fill the gap between spring and fall.
That's a wrap! Wait, no, let me try that again. Dexter will wrap up its series run with the upcoming eighth and final season. After a teaser that hinted at a possible "dead end" for Dexter, the new key art for Dexter's last season isn't exactly instilling much confidence that our anti-hero will survive the series. There are a few ways this show could end, and one of the scenarios could very well see Dexter joining this series very high body count.
One thing is clear from the newest video released by Showtime. Things are going to be looking very violent for the pay cable network's Sunday night line-up of dramas, come late June. Ray Donovan is poised to make its debut, alongside Dexter's return for its anticipated eighth - and possibly final - season. The new video not only teases the new series coming to Showtime, but also gives us our first real look at Season 8 of Dexter.
I never thought there might be a world where Shark’s James Woods would get to be in a program with X-Men Origins: Wolverine actor Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. However, Showtime has created that world with Ray Donovan and I am very pleased the subscription cable network is bringing its project to series so fans of those heavy-hitting actors will get to see it. Woods has signed on to Ray Donovan to play a man with ties to the Donovan family in a recurring role.
Ray Donovan is the kind of man who deals with people who have woken up in bed with a dead body. The trailer above reveals that in the first thirty seconds. "This is Ray." He's a professional fixer in a town that needs lots of fixing, apparently. And he can solve any problem… except his own. As the trailer reveals, things only seem to be getting more complicated in Ray's life, as his father is getting out of prison and it doesn't look like these two guys get along so well.