By Lynette Rice
Updated November 29, 2011 at 07:19 PM EST
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It’s about time someone nabbed this guy for a leading role on TV: Liev Schreiber will play the lead in Showtime’s drama pilot Ray Donovan.

The project takes place in Los Angeles and focuses on a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous. It’s from Ann Biderman (Southland), who will executive produce with Mark Gordon.

Production will begin in early 2012.

The last time TV audiences saw Schreiber was on CSI. He participated in a multi-episode arc.