'Homeland' renewed for fourth season

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Showtime has renewed Homeland and Masters of Sex for additional seasons, the network announced Tuesday.

Espionage thriller Homeland is getting a fourth season, while freshman period drama Masters of Sex has just received a second season order. Both will return next year with 12 episodes each.

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,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “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.”

With Dexter having concluded this summer, Homeland is now Showtime’s most-popular series, averaging 6.5 million viewers across all platforms, up 26 percent from last fall. Masters of Sex averages 5.4 million.


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