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Ray Donovan renewed for season six and moving to NYC

Ray Donovan

Story by Jack Foley

RAY Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season and will be moving from LA to NYC.

Showtime officially commissioned the next series on Monday, just as the current season of the Liev Schreiber-fronted drama, which has been averaging nearly 5 million viewers across platforms in the US, comes to an end this coming Sunday, October 29.

In a statement, Showtime Networks president of programming Gary Levine said: “Ray Donovan broke new ground this season with its deeply emotional and innovative approach to Abby’s [Paula Malcomson] passing, without sacrificing any of the intensity that has been its trademark.

“We so appreciate that David Hollander is never satisfied with the status quo, and his creative plan for moving the show to New York reflects his relentless ambition for this series.”

Hollander has been the show-runner of Ray Donovan since the series’ third season, when he stepped in for departing creator Ann Biderman.

Commenting on the moviem Hollander added: “For our show, creatively, New York is exciting. Fashion, media, finance, theatre, culture… It’s going to present new challenges for Ray Donovan, which mean new opportunities for us as dramatists.”

He continued: “Ray came to Los Angeles to build a life for himself and his family. They’re not there anymore. Ray’s career has changed and he is looking for a place to rebuild his life. Ray thinks he went to New York to help his daughter. He’s going to find out he’s there to help himself.”

Ray Donovan, which airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK, remains one of Showtime’s most-watched series, behind only Homeland and Shameless.

During its run, the show secured a 2014 Globe win for supporting actor Jon Voight and a 2016 Emmy victory for guest player Hank Azaria.