Ray Donovan Season 5 Taps Susan Sarandon for Major Arc

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If you've been enjoying Susan Sarandon on FEUD: Bette and Joan, you're in luck.

She'll be sticking around television for the foreseeable future. It seems Sarandon has been bitten by the TV bug!

While she's had guest starring roles in the past, none have been quite as notable as these. Up next? A major recurring arc on Ray Donovan Season 5.

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Sarandon has had other roles in television.

Aside from one-offs and movies, she had a recurring arc on Rescue Me as Alicia Green.

Alicia got involved with Franco at just about the time he began getting more involved with his daughter, Keela, and that made for quite a dramatic relationship between Alicia and Franco because of how Alicia felt about Keela needing a family.

Sarandon also had a recurring arc on HBO's The Big C starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt. Sarandon's character becomes a spiritual guru to Platt's character and things run amok.

Her character was hit by a bus. It's not always cancer that kills, even when the series is titled The Big C.

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While Sarandon also starred in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe as Gladys Mortensen, it was for her role as Meg on "Company Picnic, Part I" on Malcom in the Middle that she was most recently nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy award.

The Oscar-nominated actress also had a previous Emmy nomination for Friends.

We're sure her role on FEUD: Bette and Joan will bring her more awards, as well.

On Ray Donovan, Sarandon will play Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio.

Ray Donovan focuses on the titular character, portrayed by Liev Schreiber, who is an LA Fixer for celebrities and other notables such as athletes and public officials.

Jon Voight also stars, along with Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.

Ray Donovan is expected to return to Showtime sometime this summer.

What do you think of the casting news?

Are you excited Ray might finally be returning to his career of fixing and stepping away from the Russian mob-styled storyline?

Will Sarandon bring a more sophisticated audience to watch the show for the season?

Drop your thoughts in the comments and watch Ray Donovon online if you want to see what it's all about.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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Mickey: What's the difference between acne and a priest? Acne waits until a boy's 14 to come on his face.

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