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Bryan Zuriff says in court papers he is back to work on the Showtime series after briefly resigning to protect it from negative publicity as he faces a year in prison for his role in an online gambling ring tied to the Russian mob.

On November 25, Bryan Zuriff, an executive producer on Showtime's Ray Donovan, will learn if he'll have to spend time in prison after pleading guilty for his role in a high-stakes sports betting business.

In advance of his sentencing, Zuriff has written a letter to New York judge Jesse Furman that begs for mercy and calls the day he was arrested "the biggest wake-up call of my life." And Zuriff isn't the only one asking for leniency. Court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reveal that a number of Hollywood power players -- including Knocked Up director Judd Apatow, Lone Survivor director Peter Berg and Ray Donovan »

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