Ahead of their season finales in two weeks, Showtime has renewed Homeland for a sixth season and The Affair for its third.
The official press release is below:
In advance of the final two episodes of the current seasons of its hit fall drama series, SHOWTIME has picked up a sixth season of HOMELAND and ordered a third season of THE AFFAIR. SHOWTIME currently has the top two rated scripted series on premium television in the fourth quarter, with HOMELAND and THE AFFAIR (ranked based on Live+SD, L+3 and L+7 ratings). HOMELAND season five stars Emmy®, Screen Actors Guild® and Golden Globe® Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend and Emmy and Tony® winner Mandy Patinkin. THE AFFAIR season two stars Golden Globe nominee Dominic West, Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, Emmy Award nominee Maura Tierney and Screen Actors Guild nominee Joshua Jackson. Both series air on Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
As HOMELAND approaches its highly-anticipated season five finale on Sunday, December 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Carrie Mathison (Danes) and Saul Berenson (Patinkin) race to stop a terrorist attack on Berlin, after Carrie and Astrid (guest star Nina Hoss) found Quinn (Friend) barely alive from being tortured by the terrorists planning the attack. In the extended second season finale of THE AFFAIR, which will run for 70 minutes on Sunday, December 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, fans’ long-awaited questions will finally be answered, including who killed Scotty Lockhart.