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Showtime renews ‘The Affair,’ ‘Homeland’

Showtime announced Wednesday that it has renewed two of its hit dramas, Homeland and The Affair, for their sixth and third seasons. Yes fans, that means more emotional Sunday nights in 2016!

The two programs, which are set to air their current season finales on Dec. 20, are the “top two rated scripted series on premium television in the fourth quarter,” according to Showtime. Each series has two episodes left of its current season.

Homeland debuted with 2.1 million total same-day viewers and averaged 5.5 million weekly viewers across several platforms this week so far, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Homeland stars Claire Danes, who was very recently nominated for the Screen Actors Guild’s Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Drama Series for the fourth consecutive year. She won the award in 2013.

The series will wrap season five up at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. Carrie (Danes, Temple Grandin, The Family Stone) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin, The Princess Bride) racing to halt a terrorist attack on Berlin after finding Quinn (Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria, Pride and Prejudice), who was tortured by the terrorists planning the attack, barely alive.

IMDb describes Homeland as follows: “When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been turned.”

The Affair debuted 1.05 million same-day viewers this year and averaged 3.8 million weekly viewers across several platforms so far, according to EW.

The Affair will wrap up its third season at 10 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 20. The finale will be a 70-minute long special, which will reveal Scotty Lockhart’s killer and more, E! reported.

The show stars Dominic West (The Wire) as Noah Solloway and Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Alison Bailey. The series won Best Television Series–Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series–Drama at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

According to IMDb, the show follows “a struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.”

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