Showtime has picked up another season of “Ray Donovan,” and the show itself is picking up and moving across the country.
The drama starring Liev Schreiber has been filmed in Los Angeles for its first five years. Starting next season, however, the show will be based in New York.
The move will be set up by the end of the current season, the finale of which airs Sunday, Oct. 29. Ray (Schreiber) heads to New York City to try to make amends with his daughter (Kerris Dorsey) and will stay put next season.
“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,” showrunner David Hollander says in a statement. “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.”
Season 5 of “Ray Donovan” is averaging a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.13 million viewers on initial airings, on par with its numbers from Season 4 (0.3, 1.23 million). It typically grows to a 0.5-0.6 and 2 million-plus viewers with a week of delayed viewing.
“Ray Donovan” joins these shows that have been renewed for the 2018-19 season. Production on Season 6 is scheduled to start early next year; there’s no word yet on a return date.