The veteran drama ends after seven seasons.
February 4, 2020
Showtime announced today that Ray Donovan has completed its run and will not return for Season 8. The news comes two weeks after the long-running drama's Season 7 finale on January 19, which now serves as its series ender.
The news was somewhat unexpected given the show's continued solid performance, but at last month's TCA, Gary Levine, the cable network's co-president of Entertainment, commented that he thought it was nearing the end of its run. Many interpreted that as a signal that a final eighth season would be ordered, but obviously that was not the case.
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, who does the dirty work for some of Los Angeles' most-powerful figures. As their go-to guy, he makes the problems of the city's elite celebrities, athletes, and businessmen disappear.
02/07/20 at 10:19pm
No Ray Donovan, no showtime for me.
02/07/20 at 07:04am
Ditto here. Thanks Nancy and Cheri, for contact info. After the finale of Homeland, I'm out of Showtime as well. Showtime seems to be in a original program (save, Billions) dessert with the loss of Shameless. Shameless at least gets the dignity of a sendoff. So disappointed.
02/06/20 at 08:51pm
All these years I devote to this program and you don’t give us an ending!
02/06/20 at 07:38pm
Haven't seen this season yet, I hope they don't leave on a cliffhanger. I understand every show has to end sometime but I probably won't need a showtime subscription after Shameless final season airs, no other shows besides Billions and I don't need a yearly subscription for that.
02/06/20 at 06:00pm
You’re welcome Cheri! I also told him after Homeland’s finale airs I will be canceling Showtime. I really hope our voices are heard!
02/06/20 at 05:39pm
Thanks Nancy for posting the email address!! I sent Gary the following:
Not sure what You & the Execs were thinking here Gary…. At the very least, give your viewers a final season with some closure. Instead you abandoned our hearts. I was so looking forward to how they were going to wrap up the amazing Mickey Donovan storyline.
With Homeland ending in a few months, and with so many other streaming services available, many of your viewer are going to cancel their Showtime subscriptions.
Pretty stupid decision if you would like my humble opinion. Apple TV, here I come!!!!
02/06/20 at 05:19pm
Darmay- I sent an email to Gary Levine, who was VP of original programming but was just promoted to co-president last month. His email address is Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org. I read that he had said he only thought this would run 6 or 7 seasons, so if that was the case he should’ve let the writers know before season 7 was written.
02/06/20 at 04:09pm
NOOOOOO! Love this show!!! so sad!
02/06/20 at 03:07pm
Well, I guess all good things come to an end. Sorry to see this go, it's been a consistently good ride! I do wish they had offered a series finale, and not left so much hanging. More networks are cancelling series, but bringing them back for a partial final season (Supernatural, etc.) or at least a two-hour series finale (Timeless). Kinda surprised that Showtime would just drop a series after 7 seasons without any kind of ending; seems like kind of a slap in the face to all us viewers who have stuck with it for all that time.
02/06/20 at 12:37pm
Very disappointed that we are going to be left hanging with a ton of unanswered questions and dangling storylines. On the other side...what an amazing ride this series has been.Hats off to all who starred in this amazing series. If anyone knows how to reach Showtime to voice my displeasure...let me know (an email address). I have searched on their corporate site and not a thing on how to contact them.
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