‘Ray Donovan’ Cancelled; No Final Chapter After That Cliffhanger

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Some bad news for fans of Showtime series Ray Donovan.

After seven seasons, the last of which ended on a cliffhanger, Showtime has decided not to give it a finale with season 8. Yep, it’s over.

“After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” reads the network’s statement. “We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, showrunner David Hollander and the entire cast and crew, past and present, for their dedicated work.”

There was talk that the show could be nearing its end in the last few months. Showtime Co-President of Entertainment Gary Levine told Deadline in January that “it’s fair to say it is nearing the end.”

And lead actor Liev Schreiber made it almost official that things weren’t looking good in a post he shared after the season seven finale aired on January 19. “What an amazing journey it’s been,” he posted. “[…] If you want more, reach out to them at @showtime, @raydonovan, and @cbstv and let them know how you feel. Either way it’s been an amazing ride and we have all of you to thank for it.”

Today, Schreiber shared a toast.

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Ray Donovan kicked off in 2013 and told of a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in Los Angeles. He could make anyone’s problems disappear, except those created by his own family. The series earned a number of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations over the years; Hank Azaria took home a Guest Star Emmy and Jon Voight won a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe.

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