The BEST Seasons of Ray Donovan

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: Showtime

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players. He is the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.

Season 2

#1 - Season 2

First Aired: Jul 14, 2014

Ray runs afoul of a corrupt FBI chief, gets too close to a nosy reporter from Boston who is trying to expose him, and becomes the hired fixer for a sadistic self-help guru; Mickey is forced to go on parole and schemes to make it big; Abby meets a man who is willing to do almost anything for her; Bridget's clandestine relationship with teen rap sensation Marvin Gaye Washington takes a surprising turn; Terry wants to sell the Fite Club; Bunchy struggles to find love.

star 8.55
264 votes
Season 3

#2 - Season 3

First Aired: Jul 13, 2015

Even Ray Donovan's actions have consequences and he soon learns that clean slates are a dirty business. Ray has taken some hits that would leave lesser men down for the count, but what doesn't kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. One thing's for sure, whether you're with him or against him -- it may be a new day, but it's the same Ray.

star 8.53
249 votes
Season 1

#3 - Season 1

First Aired: Jul 1, 2013

Ray's father Mickey is released from prison after twenty years and comes to Los Angeles to reconnect with his family, setting off a chain of events that reopens old wounds and tests the limits of loyalty, family and the law; Ray's wife and children struggle to reconcile their current upper middle class lifestyle with their blue collar South Boston roots, while trying to understand the complicated and distant man of the house; Terry begins a relationship with a married woman; Bunchy confronts the personal demons from his childhood.

star 8.32
351 votes
Season 7

#4 - Season 7

First Aired: Nov 18, 2019

In season 7, we find Ray working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot, there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old.

star 8.21
61 votes
Season 4

#5 - Season 4

First Aired: Jun 27, 2016

This season, Ray attempts to return to the fold of his family and the church in the wake of his confession to Father Romero. But this second chance at redemption is tested when he meets professional boxer Hector Campos and his volatile sister Marisol, who harbor a dangerous secret. In the aftermath of last season’s shootout with the Armenian Mafia, Ray is drawn into the web of Sonia Kovitzky, a wealthy art connoisseur who is determined to use Ray to further her agenda. Meanwhile, Mickey finds himself on the run in Nevada, scheming to exploit local casino owner Little Bill Primm. Newlyweds Bunchy and Teresa struggle to maintain their connection to each other as they prepare for their first child. Following his life-threatening injury, Terry channels his energy into the Fite Club, enlisting the help of Daryll to train a new recruit. And Abby receives shocking medical news that leaves her questioning her role as a wife and mother. A newly independent Bridget provides comfort and support during this tumultuous time as Conor begins to assert his autonomy with disastrous results.

star 8.20
199 votes
Season 6

#6 - Season 6

First Aired: Oct 29, 2018

In season 6, we find Ray rebuilding his life both personally and professionally in New York City. After being rescued from a plummet into the East River, his savior, a cop named Mac, brings Ray into the fraternity that is the Staten Island Police Department. While exploring this new world of brotherhood and corruption, Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Sam Winslow. Sam has teamed up with New York City mayoral candidate Anita Novak, a partnership that puts Ray at odds with his new friends out in Staten Island.

star 8.08
95 votes
Season 5

#7 - Season 5

First Aired: Aug 7, 2017

Ray's ongoing family upheaval has taken an emotional toll, leaving him more vulnerable than ever. LA’s preeminent fixer is heading into uncharted territory and will soon discover that some damage can’t be controlled.

star 7.63
123 votes