Showtime Announces Debut Dates For ‘Ray Donovan’s’ Fifth Season, ‘Episode’s Final Season And ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale Date


Showtime has set an August premiere date for Ray Donovan’s fifth season. The critically acclaimed series will return on August 6, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT with Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby back in starring roles. The network also announced the fifth and final season of Episodes starring Matt LeBlanc will kick off on August 20th at 10pm ET/PT.


Ray Donovan Season 5 Plot: The new season of Ray Donovan finds Ray (Schreiber) turning his attention back to Hollywood and his celebrity fixer firm. Meanwhile, Mickey (Jon Voight) is overjoyed to at last be welcomed into Ray’s home and swears to finally mend his criminal ways. Joining the series in a season-long arc is Oscar winner and four-time Emmy-nominated actress Susan Sarandon as legendary media mogul “Samantha Winslow,” who sets Ray against her own fixers in fear they may know too much. Additional season five guest stars include Brian White, Adina Porter, Rhys Coiro, Lili Simmons, Tara Buck, C. Thomas Howell, and Dominique Columbus.


Episodes Final Season Plot: At the start of the final season of Episodes, several months have passed and the game show is now a runaway hit. Unfortunately for Matt, this means he is now only thought of as a game show host, his years as an actor completely forgotten. Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) are equally miserable. Sean’s loathsome ex-partner is now in charge of their new show, The Opposite of Us, and Sean and Beverly must now endure his utter lack of humor or talent as they watch him slowly destroy their show. The cast also includes John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mircea Monroe.



The Plot of Twin Peaks: Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Twin Peaks will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT across all Showtime platforms. Immediately following the premiere, Showtime subscribers will have access to the third and fourth parts exclusively on Showtime streaming and On Demand platforms, in advance of their linear airing on Showtime on May 28. One-hour parts will air in subsequent weeks, until the series moves to 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, August 6. The series’ finale will air on Sunday, Sept. 3 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back parts.


In addition, Showtime announced David Lynch’s Twin Peaks will move to Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Sunday, August 6th.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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