Popular Cable Show Gets Renewed for Season 7 While a Freshman Cable Show That Generated Lots of Controversy and Ink Will Not Return

Dec 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

It’s a tale of two shows, as a cable staple gets renewed for a seventh season, while a freshman series that was the talk of the town won’t come back. Both series are on Showtime. The renewal goes to the crime drama “Ray Donovan.” The show that won’t be back for a second season is Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial and scorching satire, “Who is America.”

“‘No,’ Baron Cohen told Scott Feinberg after being asked if there would be a second season of the show as part of a rare out-of-character interview this week for The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. ‘I will never be able to get a politician to bare his buttocks while screaming ‘God bless America!’ and screaming the N-word.’

The THR story continues, “Baron Cohen also noted that he doesn’t really have other characters ready to go if he were to change his mind and do another season of the Showtime comedy. “It’s like ‘The Ali G Show’ in England — I did one season. And the idea is not to make it a ‘Seinfeld’ or an ‘SNL….’”

As for “Ray Donovan,” a second THR story says, “The renewal for the Liev Schreiber vehicle comes near the end of its sixth season, one that saw the series’ production and setting shift from Los Angeles to New York. Per Showtime, the seventh season of ‘Ray Donovan’ will again shoot in New York. Production is expected to start this coming spring.”


  1. One of cable’s best series. Very happy Ray Donavan’s been renewed.

  2. Sorry. *Donovan*

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