Showtime bets Ray Donovan will be summer success for years
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - From the FBI agent tripping on acid to the action film star marrying a transsexual, the Sunday night Showtime drama Ray Donovan has served up its share of bizarre twists.
In the tale of a ruthless yet morally conflicted Hollywood "fixer" played by Liev Schreiber, "you never know where it is going to go," executive producer Mark Gordon says.
What the premium cable network does know is that Ray Donovan - now heading into the final three episodes - will be its biggest show in its first season. Ratings are outpacing the current record holder, domestic terror thriller Homeland, by almost 40 per cent.
The show already has been renewed for a second season, and CBS Corp-owned Showtime Networks Inc has bet on Ray Donovan as its next big showcase.