Showtime canceled the Liev Schreiber drama Ray Donovan Tuesday following a seven-year run on the cable network which ended last month on a cliffhanger, leaving some fans of the show upset at the timing of the decision.
After a seven-season run, Ray Donovan has come to an end. "We're proud that the sequence ended amid such robust viewership and on such a robust be aware".
"Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schrieber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work".
At TCA last month, 's Co-President of Entertainment Gary Levine admitted that the fixer drama was "nearing the end of its run".
Schreiber hinted that the show may have been on shaky ground in an Instagram post he issued on January 21, shortly after the season seven finale aired. "Nothing has been decided yet but it's fair to say it is nearing the end", Levine said at the time. Still, in many ways, the season 7 finale does feel like a series ender by putting a bow on some of its other storylines.
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"I think Ray Donovan is nearing the end of its run", Levine told Deadline on January 13, ahead of the show's Season 7 finale. "Either way it's been an incredible ride and we have all of you to thank for it".
Created for Showtime by Ann Biderman, Ray Donovan first began airing on the network in 2013.
Ray Donovan starred multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role. His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross' RKO 281 brought Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations.
Schreiber's work has also earned him praise in film, theater and television. "While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (five-time Emmy and Golden Globe victor Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old".