Katie Holmes has recently signed on to Ray Donovan for a season long arc in the show’s third season. The series is a drama that airs on Showtime, and has received high acclaim from critics after the first two seasons.

In addition to Katie Holmes, Ian McShane was recently announced to star in Ray Donovan‘s third season. She will be playing his character’s daughter, and her character is described as a shrewd and chic businesswoman.

McShane plays a powerful billionaire movie producer who enlists the services of Ray, leading to a powerful friendship and partnership. In addition to his and Holmes’ upcoming roles on the show, Ray Donovan has featured roles from big stars such as James Woods.

Katie Holmes’ role on Ray Donovan will be her first small-screen series commitment since leaving the iconic Dawson’s Creek, which ended in 2003. In addition to that role, her television credits include two episodes of How I Met Your Mother, and played Jackie Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys in 2011.

The Showtime drama stars Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, who has brought his family from South Boston to Los Angeles, and is now working as a “Hollywood fixer.” He gets called upon by business people and celebrities in order to fix their problems, often not in legal ways.

Ray Donovan has become the network’s second most watched show following Homeland after multiple award nominations and an extraordinary ensemble cast. It has been nominated or Golden Globes for Best Drama Series, Best Actor In A Drama Series (Liev Schreiber), and Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (Jon Voight).

Katie Holmes made headlines for a while being married to Tom Cruise and the two continue to fight, but she has also had several film roles. Some of her most notable film appearances include Batman Begins, The Ice Storm, and Pieces Of April.

With Katie Holmes attached to Ray Donovan along with Ian McShane, the show’s viewership should increase dramatically. The show is expected to return in the summer, and the first two seasons premiered in July.

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