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Reading about Kevin Spacey returning in “House of Cards,” watching Jonathan Banks breaking bones on “Breaking Bad” and Steven Bauer in “Ray Donovan,” and seeing Stanley Tucci stealing scenes in the “Hunger Games” sequel, lately it feels like all roads lead to “Wiseguy.”
Once in a while there are TV series that in hindsight appear ahead of their time, or that provided a launching pad for an inordinate amount of talent. “Wiseguy,” which aired on CBS from 1987-90, managed to do both.
Starring Ken Wahl as Vinnie Terranova, a cop working undercover as a criminal enforcer, the series introduced Spacey as part of an incestuous brother-and-sister team (that’s Joan Severance pictured with him above), Tucci as a ruthless mobster and Banks as Wahl’s taciturn boss. Featuring one of composer Mike Post’s best themes (if you know it, you’ll likely be humming it the rest of the »
- Brian Lowry
Gretchen Rossi is still enjoying the perks of being a celeb, despite being let go from the "Real Housewives of Orange County." The former Bravo star spent the weekend at the Sandals Emerald Bay for a "Celebrity Getaway" in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Rossi was accompanied by her fiance/fellow former "Real Housewives" star Slade Smiley -- and the couple just couldn't keep their hands off each other. The pair posed for photos on the beach, played in the water and even enjoyed some golf during their vacation. The reality stars weren't the only celebs at the Sandals Getaway event -- Alan Thicke, Garcelle Beauvais, Steven Bauer, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Kevin Rahm also spent a relaxing weekend in the Great Exuma. Looks like Rossi is doing just fine without the O.C. ladies -- click "Launch Gallery" above to see all the fun photos from their beautiful Bahamas getaway! Read »
- tooFab Staff
The cast of Ray Donovan is quite impressive but it remains to be seen if the show's ratings will be impressive as well. Will Showtime renew this new series for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? We shall see.
Ray Donovan airs on Sunday nights and there are 12 episodes. The large cast includes Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Elliot Gould, Steven Bauer, and Katherine Moennig.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the Summer 2013 season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can watch how it's doing.
Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.42 million total viewers. As previously reported, this show has been renewed for a second season.
Episode 01-12: Sunday, 09/22/13 »
There’s precious little glory — and not even that much cage fighting — in “Chavez: Cage of Glory,” a poverty-row vanity project for Argentinian mixed martial arts champ Hector Echevarria, best known in movies for his supporting role in the hit early ‘90s action-comedy franchise “Los Extermineitors.” An apparent bid by the now U.S.-based writer-director-star to break out of a string of straight-to-dvd action fare (with titles like “Death Warrior” and “Death Calls”), this hilariously straight-faced inventory of moth-eaten fight-movie cliches opened Sept. 13 on a few dozen SoCal screens via Echevarria’s own Destiny Entertainment label, and just as promptly vacated them.
You know you’re in for a special kind of bad-movie experience when “Chavez: Cage of Glory” proffers characters with names like John Stone and Cage Fury without so much as a wink or a smile. The hulking Mr. Fury (played by Echevarria’s fellow real-life Mma competitor, »
- Scott Foundas
Have you seen "Ray Donovan" yet? Balls out performances await you from James Woods, Katherine Moennig, Steven Bauer, Jon Voight and Liev Schreiber as Boston runs head on into Lalaland, and Hollywood gets a taste of Southie-stye "regulating." This weekend, Showtime subscribers will have the opportunity to catch up on the climactic eighth and final season of "Dexter" and the critically-acclaimed hit drama series "Ray Donovan", when the network airs marathons of both series on Labor Day Weekend. Replays of the first nine episodes of Dex and Ray will air this weekend and will be available on Showtime On Demand® and the network's authentication service Showtime Anytime®. From Showtime For a full list of replay dates and times, »
- April Neale
M&C has added production stills from the ninth episode of Showtime's new series Ray Donovan - which airs Sundays. Steven Bauer as Avi and James Woods as Sully in Ray Donovan (Season 1, Episode 09). - Photo: Eddy Chen/Showtime Steven Bauer as Avi and James Woods as Sully in Ray Donovan (Season 1, Episode 09). - Photo: Eddy Chen/Showtime Katherine Moennig as Lena in Ray Donovan (Season 1, Episode 09). - Photo: Suzanne Tenner/Showtime Frank Whaley as Van Miller in Ray Donovan (Season 1, Episode 09). - Photo: Suzanne Tenner/Showtime Eddie Marsan as Terry Donovan, Pooch Hall as Daryll, Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan and Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan in Ray Donovan (Season 1, Episode 09). - Photo: »
- Patrick Luce
Melanie Griffith brought a very interesting date to the premiere of her movie "Dark Tourist" this week -- her ex-husband Steven Bauer ... a guy she's Barely been seen in public with since they divorced more than 20 years ago, TMZ has learned. Griffith and Bauer (who famously starred in "Scarface" back in 1983) were all over each other on the red carpet ... which raised eyebrows considering Melanie's current husband, Antonio Banderas, was no where to be found. »
- TMZ Staff
I’m still watching Ray Donovan — now in its sixth episode on Showtime — even though it has yet to draw me in that profoundly. Something makes me turn it on, assuming it has to get better (it’s on pay cable!) — that the subplots will strengthen, that certain characters will emerge as more compelling. This week’s episode, “Housewarming,” wasn’t a life-changer but offered plenty of fleetingly intense moments, an emotional outpour from someone you might not expect, and some of the creepiest, moodiest, most bizarre visual settings on TV. All in all I say it’s still worth a shot. »
- Annie Barrett
Apartment 1303 3D is a remake of the Japanese horror movie of the same name, and is the first independent horror movie to see a 3D theatrical release. The movie is already available on VOD services and starts its limited theatrical run this week, and we were offered the opportunity to interview Julianne Michelle. Continue reading to learn about her time on set, her love of horror movies, and what’s next:
Thank you very much for taking the time to chat with us. Apartment 1303 3D is your first horror film. What attracted you to the role of Janet?
Julianne Michelle: Thank you, Jonathan! Janet appealed to me because she’s different from the characters I usually play, who tend to be very complex, conflicted, and often posed with a life defining challenge. In my last film, Awakened (with Steven Bauer, Edward Furlong, John Savage, Stelio Savante, Sally Kirkland, »
- Jonathan James
Cuban-American actor Steven Bauer, known for his iconic performance as Manny in "Scarface," sat down with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski to discuss his role on the new smash hit Showtime drama "Ray Donovan." During the interview, Bauer also talked about the initial critical response "Scarface," in which he played the character Manny Ribera. Bauer said that while both the Los Angeles and New York premieres were well received by audiences, critics' reviews the following day cast a dark cloud over the film.
- HuffPost Live
Showtime's freshman drama Ray Donovan has been a huge ratings success for the premium network. The series continues getting better week to week as the show finds it footing and relies more on its incredible cast. Showtime reports that the series currently ranks as their highest-rated original series ever, so naturally they were quick to secure a renewal. The series, created by Ann Biderman, stars Liev Schreiber as the title character, who is joined by a number of other fantastic actors including Paula Malcomson, Kathering Moenning, Jon Voight, Steven Bauer, Eddie Marsan and Peter Jacobson. Hit the jump for more. According to Showtime, Ray Donovan brought in over 6 million viewers (a number which includes replays, On Demand and Live +7) for its premiere, before settling into a very respectable 2.2 million viewers for subsequent Sunday nights. Here's the full press release: Los Angeles, CA – (July 16, 2013) – Having made network history as its highest »
- Allison Keene
The Liev Schreiber starrer which set a record ror Showtime on its premiere with 1.35 million viewers, has received a second season, reports Variety. Ann Biderman created and executive produced the show which also includes Paula Malcomson, Katherine Moennig, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Jon Voight, Steven Bauer and William Stanford Davis. Showtime Networks' president of entertainment David Nevin said that “Ray Donovan is on track to be our biggest season one show ever. Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensemble cast led by Liev Schreiber, have produced one of the hottest new dramas of the year. We are proud and excited to pick up another season.” Showtime wants to premiere the secind season of Ray Donovan next year. »
This was a relatively sedate episode of Ray Donovan, but it still packed a powerful punch in terms of the way Mickey has affected the family.
The man has a trashy, yet seductive quality about him and Bunchy, most of all, seems moved by it. So moved that he's most likely going to lose what he's waited for his entire life: some sort of recognition and admission of guilt by the Catholic Church of the wrongs that were done to him at hands of a weak priest.
Somehow, with Mickey's return, he's already feeling guilty taking the money, as it's breaking the financial structure of the church, paying out so many lawsuits.
Mickey is so inappropriate in so many ways, but with regard to what happened to his son, he dragged others into it. Initially, Bunchy felt proud that his father was taking an interest in his healing process and attending a meeting with him, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carissa Pavlica)
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 30, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This TV show is set in the sprawling mecca of the rich, famous, and powerful players in Los Angeles. Ray Donovan is their go-to guy when they need their problems to disappear. It's not an easy job but things get more difficult when his father is unexpectedly released from prison.
Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is a man of many faces. He's a cool, sophisticated Hollywood player but also a ruthless south Boston thug. He's a devoted family man who has trouble resisting come-ons from attractive »
There's something both frustrating and fascinating about the way Showtime's classy but surprisingly dull new drama "Ray Donovan" aspires to greatness.
It's as if someone collected the right ingredients -- an impressive and eclectic ensemble cast, a distinguished creative team, a network that supports and encourages adult storytelling -- but lacked the creative inspiration necessary to combine them into something truly extraordinary. The result is a strange imitation of top tier TV drama. It looks, sounds and feels right, but the flavor isn't there -- you know you've had better.
"Donovan" stars Liev Schreiber in the title role, TV's latest straight white male anti-hero with anger issues and a sensitive side just waiting to surface. It's Schreiber's first series regular role and ostensibly gives him quite a lot to do since Ray is the anchor for the show's multiple areas of interest.
There's Ray's family life in the Los Angeles »
The Showtime drama series Ray Donovan, with actor Liev Schreiber in the title role, is about the go-to guy of the rich and famous, who makes the problems of L.A.’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls disappear. To further complicate his already far too complicated life, his murderous low-life father, played by Oscar-winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that threatens to destroy everything Ray has built for himself. The show also stars Paula Malcomson, Steven Bauer, Elliott Gould, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan, Pooch Hall and Katherine Moennig. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Paula Malcomson (Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy, The Hunger Games) talked about why Ray Donovan appealed to her, her desire to play strong characters, getting a sense of who Abby Donovan is, what it’s been like to work with Jon Voight, and how easily swearing comes for her. »
- Christina Radish
Ray Donovan, Season 1, Episode 1: “The Bag or the Bat”
Written by: Ann Biderman
Directed by: Allen Coulter
Airs Sundays at 10 Pm (Et) on Showtime
There are two sides to Ray Donovan- both to the man and t the series that bears his name. The man is a hard-edged Hollywood fixer (think Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction), yet also a caring, if still somewhat gruff family man. The show is divided along the same lines. Half deals with Donovan navigating the sleaze and stardom of Hollywood, using a network of connections and his powers of intimidation to help stars worm their way out of career-sinking holes. The other half finds Donovan trying to put the same fix onto his family life, with much less success. His relationships with his wife and brothers are marked by abuse, disease, and betrayal, and “The Bag or the Bat” sees his father (Jon Voight »
- Adam Bellotto
Is the best writer to explore male issues a woman? If she's Ann Biderman, maybe so.
On Sunday, June 30, Biderman returns to television with the premiere of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," starring Liev Schreiber as a two-fisted "fixer" in Los Angeles cleaning up the messes of out-of-control celebrities, superstar athletes and business executives.
At the same time, Donovan is also trying to protect his wife (Paula Malcolmson) and children (Devon Bagby, Kerris Dorsey) from his father, Mickey (Jon Voight), who unexpectedly gets out of prison in Boston and lands on his son's doorstep.
Chicago – “I like you. You say what you mean.” Showtime’s brilliant new show, “Ray Donovan,” is titled after a straightshooter in a town where no one is honest; a problem solver in a place built on mountains of problems. Ann Biderman’s stunning drama (directed and produced by “Sopranos” vet Allen Coulter) is the kind of dense patchwork quilt of character and theme that separate great shows from merely good ones. Think “Deadwood,” “The Wire,” or “The Sopranos” — shows to which this could eventually merit comparison. As Biderman proved with “Southland,” she has incredible skill at developing ensemble and this is one of the best on TV, toplined by a surprisingly subtle turn from Liev Schreiber in the lead but filled out by great actors throughout.
Television Rating: 4.5/5.0
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – “I like you. You say what you mean.” Showtime’s brilliant new show, “Ray Donovan,” is titled after a straightshooter in a town where no one is honest; a problem solver in a place built on mountains of problems. Ann Biderman’s stunning drama (directed and produced by “Sopranos” vet Allen Coulter) is the kind of dense patchwork quilt of character and theme that separate great shows from merely good ones.
Think “Deadwood,” “The Wire,” or “The Sopranos” — shows to which this could eventually merit comparison. As Biderman proved with “Southland,” she has incredible skill at developing ensemble and this is one of the best on TV, toplined by a surprisingly subtle turn from Liev Schreiber in the lead but filled out by great actors throughout.
Television Rating: 4.5/5.0
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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