1:04pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Showtime Renews 'Homeland' and 'The Affair'
Showtime has renewed Homeland and The Affair. The pair of dramas, currently airing together on Sunday night, will get a respective fifth and second season in 2015.
Neither piece of news comes as much of a surprise. Homeland remains Showtime's flagship original, despite losing its Emmy darling status in recent seasons. And The Affair, opening to a strong critical reception, has been averaging nearly 4 million gross weekly viewers across platforms. Both shows will have the same episode count as their current seasons, with Homeland getting 12 and The Affair plotting 10.
“In its fourth season, Homeland has brilliantly reinvented itself," said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. "It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of The Affair. 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.”