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Homeland and Masters of Sex renewed in US

Homeland: Season 3

Story by Jack Foley

HOMELAND and Masters of Sex have both been renewed by cable channel Showtime in the States.

The fourth season of Homeland and the second of Masters of Sex will both comprise 12 episodes and will air in 2014. Both shows are aired on Channel 4 in the UK on Sunday and Tuesday respectively.

The former show stars Claire Danes as a troubled CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as a former US soldier hero who may have been turned by terrorists. In the UK, it continues to be one of Channel 4’s most popular imports and was watched by 3.31 million viewers when it returned earlier this month.

Masters of Sex, meanwhile, stars Britain’s Michael Sheen as pioneering sex expert Dr William Masters. It drew an audience of 1.43 million two days later.

Announcing the decision to renew, David Nevins, president of entertainment at Showtime, said: “Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows.

“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 [Homeland creator] Alex Gansa and [Masters of Sex‘s] 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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