“Ray Donovan” will give fans a chance to catch up with the series marathon on Labor Day weekend,s. The first nine episodes of the first season of the series will replay on Sun., Sept. 1, 2013, starting at 1 p.m. ET/PT, according to a media announcement from Showtime Network. New episodes of “Ray Donovan” will return on Sun., Sept 8, starting a 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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According to Showtime, “Ray Donovan” is averaging 5.7 million weekly viewers across platforms and is on pace to rank as the network’s top performing freshman series ever, outpacing season one of “Homeland” by almost 40 percent.
“Ray Donovan” stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber as LA’s best professional fixer in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Los Angeles. The series also stars Oscar winner Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan, Eddie Marsan as Terry Donovan, Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan, Pooch Hall as Daryll, guest star Elliott Gould as Exra Goldman, Van Miller as FBI agent Frank Whaley,Oscar nominee and guest star James Woods as mobster Sully.
Ray Donovan (Schreiber) is a professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Ray’s world is turned upside down when his father, Mickey Donovan (Voight) reappears in his life after twenty years in prison.
Mickey Donovan makes his way to Los Angeles hungry for revenge and for his place at the head of the Donovan family. To Ray’s dismay, his brothers Terry ( Marsan), Bunchy (Mihok) and half-brother Daryll (Hall) welcome Mickey back in the Donovan family with open arms.
Ray is convinced that his father’s influence will ruin his family and feels betrayed by his brothers and by his own wife and children when they let Mickey into their lives. Ray activates a plan to send his father back to prison, with help from his mentor Ezra Goldman (Gould).
Later, Ray learns Mickey is working with FBI agent Van Miller (Whaley), whose obsession with the Hollywood murder investigation that put Mickey in prison could lead back to Ray. Even worse, Mickey’s ultimate betrayal comes when he ingratiates himself in Ray’s children’s lives and things go awry under his watch.
To get Mickey out of his life once and for all, Ray tracks down the one man who hates Mickey more than he does: Sully (Woods), Boston’s most-wanted mobster.
Next Sunday’s new episode of “Ray Donovan: finds the entire Donovan clan at the Donovan Fite Club’s Fite Night, but the only person who is suspiciously missing is Mickey. Using the festivities as an alibi, Ray puts the plan into motion and Sully goes into action.
“Ray Donovan” is created and executive produced by Ann Biderman. The series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff.” Ray Donovan” is a Showtime production.
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