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Showtime Announces 'Homeland' & 'The Affair' Premiere Dates

Mark your calendars – Homeland and The Affair just got fall premiere dates!

Showtime announced that the highly-anticipated fifth season of Homeland will debut on Sunday, October 4th @ 9PM ET/PT, with The Affair‘s second season premiering right after that @ 10PM.

Homeland season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.

Season two of The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together.

This season, the provocative drama will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths.

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'Homeland' Moves Production to Germany for Season 5

Big news was just revealed about the upcoming fifth season of Claire Danes‘ hit show Homeland!

The fifth season will be shot in Germany and it will become the first American television series to shoot an entire season in the country. Production begins at Studio Babelsberg in Berlin in early June.

Season five will “pick-up two years after Carrie Mathison’s ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the ‘war on terror,’ Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working for a private security firm.”

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'Homeland' & 'The Affair' Renewed by Showtime!

Great news for fans of the Showtime series Homeland and The Affair – the network has picked up both shows for additional seasons!

The Affair, starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, and Joshua Jackson, will be getting a 10-episode second season while Claire Danes‘ hit drama Homeland will be getting a 12-episode fifth season, which will air in 2015.

The Affair is averaging 3.9 million weekly viewers across all platforms while Homeland has been averaging 6 million for the new season and it has been growing each of the last three weeks.

“In its fourth season, Homeland has brilliantly reinvented itself. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of The Affair,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement. “With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We’re excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015.”

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Claire Danes & Rupert Friend Film 'Homeland' Season 4 in Cape Town!

Claire Danes and Rupert Friend work on a scene for the fourth season of Homeland on Sunday (June 15) at Cape Town Station in Cape Town, South Africa.

The station was transformed into Pakistan’s bustling Benazir Bhutto International Airport terminal for the fourth day of shooting the new season.

Many guest stars have been announced for the upcoming season, including House of CardsCorey Stoll, Smash‘s Raza Jeffrey, Laila Robins, and Michael O’Keefe.

Corey will be playing Sandy Bachman, the CIA chief of station in Pakistan and a rising star in the agency’s firmament, according to THR.

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'Homeland' Season 3 Finale Reaches Series High Ratings!

The third season finale of Claire Danes and Damian Lewis‘ hit series Homeland aired last night and it achieved the best ratings the show has seen for any episode yet!

For the 9pm airing, there were a total of 2.4 million viewers and adding in the encore showing, 2.9 million people watched the show that night, ranking it as the series’ most-watched night ever.

Even though many fans and critics have been calling out the show for having a weak season, it is the most-watched season to date with 7 million weekly viewers when counting DVR, On Demand, and encore plays, according to THR.

Airing after the Homeland finale, the freshman drama Masters of Sex reached 1.2 million viewers at 10pm, up 21 percent from its series premiere back in September.

Make sure to check out our recap of the Homeland season finale if you missed it!

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'Homeland' Season 3 Finale Recap - Who Was Killed Off?

SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!

Throughout the last few episodes of Homeland‘s third season, Damian Lewis‘ character Brody has been on a mission working with the CIA and Claire Danes‘ Carrie to kill General Akbari, one of the high ranking terrorists.

He was sent over to Iran to try and get asylum, telling them that he couldn’t go back to America where he is wanted for the bombing of Langley. They take him in under the supervision of Majid Javadi, a man that the CIA had turned into a double agent on their side.

At the end of last week’s episode, Brody had worked his way into Akbari’s office and completed the mission to kill him… but then he needed a way out of country.

Click inside to find out what happened on the finale and if someone was killed off… More Here! »

'Homeland' & 'Masters of Sex' Renewed by Showtime!

Showtime has just announced that it has renewed Homeland and Masters of Sex for a fourth and second season, respectively!

Both will return in 2014 with 12 one-hour episodes.

Homeland continues to prove its strength for SHOWTIME, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement. “The critical and audience reaction to Masters of Sex since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”

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