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Ray Donovan Season 2: Can Ray Fix Himself?

Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight

On the second season of Showtime's Ray DonovanLiev Schreiber's titular Hollywood fixer will have to find a way to fix his biggest problem: himself.

The drama's first season dealt primarily with Ray's complicated history with his father Mickey (Jon Voight), whom Ray eventually tried to have killed by Sully Sullivan (James Woods), one of Mickey's old Boston rivals. Although Mickey actually ended up killing Sully instead, the biggest twist of the first season revealed that Ray, like his brother Bunchy (Dash Mihok), had been sexually abused as a child by a priest.

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While the revelation helped color exactly why Ray carries so much hatred for Mickey, who failed to protect his son, it also provides fertile ground for the show to explore its main character in Season 2. "It was a big reveal and we need to deal with it and we do," executive producerAnn Biderman tells TVGuide.com... read more

Exclusive: James Woods on the Shocking Ray Donovan Season Finale

James Woods

Spoiler Alert! Don't read this story if you have not yet watched the season finale of Ray Donovan.

Sully, we hardly knew ye! James Woods' Whitey Bulger-esque Boston mobster bit the dust in Sunday's Ray Donovan Season 1 finale, double-crossed by his old partner in crime, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight). Woods gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive lowdown on why Sully had to get gunned down.

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Inside Showtime's Ray Donovan, Summer's Best New Series

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber realizes it's ironic that he's chosen to meet for lunch at a downtown Manhattan café called the Smile. "Ray Donovan doesn't smile — it's not my fault!" he says with a laugh. "[Showtime president] David Nevins said to me, 'Could you maybe find a place to smile?' 'I had no idea I had permission. You want me to? I'll smile!' So you'll notice a bit more smiling."

The 45-year-old actor certainly has reason to grin these days: read more

Ray Donovan Renewed for Second Season

Liev Schreiber

Showtime has renewed Ray Donovan for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

"Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest Season 1 show ever," David Nevins, Showtime's entertainment president, said in a statement. read more

Mega Buzz: New Diaries Romance, Criminal Minds Woes and Dexter's Villain

Michael Trevino, Matthew Gray Gubler, Michael C. Hall

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I know it's still early, but do you have any scoop on The Vampire Diaries yet? —Miguel
NATALIE:
Sorry, Forwood fans: Even though Klaus decamped for New Orleans, Tyler still may not have a shot at a reunion with Caroline, who's quite popular with one particular guy at college. One problem: He's not a fan of fangs — for a very good reason.

I need some Criminal Minds scoop! — Lily
ADAM:
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Weekend Playlist: Showtime's Ray Donovan and Dexter

Liev Schreiber

Fixer, fix thyself. Easier said than done in the gaudy cesspool of soul-sucking mendacity we call Hollywood, where Ray Donovan plies his gruff trade as the strong and silent go-to problem-solver of the stars. Showtime's Ray Donovan (Sunday, 10/9c), the summer's best and boldest new show, is a Scandal for the serious-minded: outrageously compelling and teeming with sinister surprise, yet never seeming crazily sensational as it goes to emotional and violent extremes.

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On the Set: Liev Schreiber Plays Hollywood Fixer In Ray Donovan

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber is joking that he could use a Ray Donovan right about now. The title character Schreiber plays on Showtime's new drama is a fixer for the Los Angeles elite — the guy you call when your agent, lawyer, manager, publicist, ­Pilates instructor and raw-food chef can't help you with a crisis. A high-priced-hooker habit? A taste for drugs? A gorgeous corpse in the bathtub? That's when Ray steps in with a plan.

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Showtime Orders Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex to Series

Liev Schreiber

Showtime has ordered dramas Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex to series, the network announced Monday.

Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional troubleshooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those ...
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Pilot Season: House's Peter Jacobson Checks Into Showtime's Ray Donovan

Peter Jacobson

Less than two weeks after Fox announced that this would be the final season of House, Peter Jacobson has already signed on to recur on Showtime's Ray Donovan pilot, Deadline reports.

House pulls the plug after eight seasons

Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional troubleshooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those of his own family. Jacobson... read more

Pilot Season: Jon Voight and Elliott Gould Join Showtime's Ray Donovan Drama

Jon Voight, Elliot Gould

Jon Voight and Elliott Gould have joined the Showtime drama pilot Ray Donovan, the network announced Thursday.

Ray Donovan will star Liev Schreiber as Los Angeles' best professional trouble shooter who can make anyone anyone's problems disappear, except those of his own family.

Liev Schreiber to stay in Showtime's Ray Donovan

Voight, 73, will play Mickey, the father of ... read more

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