Bryan Zuriff, exec producer of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," is taking a leave of absence from the show after he plead guilty in a New York online gambling case.
Showtime released a statement saying they, "respect and appreciate Bryan Zuriff's decision."
Zuriff also gave his statement saying ""I'm incredibly grateful to have been a part of the extraordinary Ray Donovan family. Out of respect for my colleagues at the network and everyone involved with the show I'm voluntarily taking a leave of absence so that the resolution of my personal legal matters won't distract from the audience's great response to the program. I appreciate all the support I've received and look forward to everyone's continued success."
Zuriff plead guilty last week in a New York federal court for his role in a high-stakes online sports betting business run by organized crime operation.
"Ray Donovan" was recently renewed for a second season after earning solid ratings since bowing last month.
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