Showtime Renews Homeland, Masters of Sex

Homeland Renewed Season 4More missions of the undercover and under-the-covers variety are in Showtime’s future, now that both Homeland and Masters of Sex have been renewed.

The acclaimed espionage drama will return for a fourth season, while the dramatization of the lives of sex researchers Masters and Johnson will be back for a sophomore run.

Both shows will air their new, 12-episode seasons sometime in 2014. Or so Saul and Carrie would lead us to believe!

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Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows,” network president David Nevins said in a statement. He added: “The critical and audience reaction to Masters of Sex since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying.”

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Homeland Season 3 to date has been averaging 6.5 million weekly viewers (across multiple airings/platforms), up 20 percent from this point last year. Sex meanwhile is averaging 5.4 million viewers, up 33 percent from Homeland’s first season in the same time frame.