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.

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  1. sabrina says:

    Great news about Homeland.

  2. DavidSask says:

    Not a smart move with Homeland considering how many people are displeased with show and its direction.

    • Annie says:

      A little premature, at any rate. I just don’t know about this show.

    • johnhelvete says:

      With Dexter being over it is now the most watched program on Showtime. The argument could be made that the show will fall out of favor with the Emmys and the online backlash could lead to a decreased number of viewers, but it is still the most watched show on the network.

      Half of the complaints with this season are an easy fix. Get rid of the Brody family and get rid of Brody, tell a new story for season 4.

    • ben says:

      And yet, as the article says, viewing numbers are up 20% from this point last year.
      There are always people ‘displeased with the show and its direction’ in every show from season 2 onwards.

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    Shocking :-)

  4. Miss VCI says:

    So happy about Masters of Sex!!! I love Lizzy Caplan and hope she gets all the accolades she deserves for this amazing role.

  5. Ryan says:

    This is good for Homeland, only if they stop showing the daughter’s storyline.

    • Pati says:

      It’s great news for homeland the second episode was a little slow but it’s just starting. I don’t think anyone saw the twist with Sal and Carrie, I didn’t and I loved it. The show is one of the best. But the daughter is pretty terrible lol

  6. Hoyt says:

    Homeland was awesome until last season. Now, it’s kinda irrelevant, just like TB when it started Dexter’s final two seasons were garbage. How the mighty fall.

  7. Amy says:

    I still love Homeland, and am happy that it’s been renewed, but I wish that they would show more of Brody and less of his daughter.

  8. Fluff says:

    YAY! Both amazing shows!

  9. The Beach says:

    I’m diggin’ Masters of Sex. It’s a pretty cool show but what has happened to my Homeland this season? Do they have new writers or a new showrunner? All the suspense and intrigue of the first two seasons is missing this year.

  10. Thomas Maier says:

    If you’d like to know more about Masters and Johnson — or my book “Masters of Sex” which is the basis for the Showtime television series — please contact ThomasMaierBooks [dot] com. On this website, there is a lot of material about the making of this new show from my biography. You can also obtain the book “Masters of Sex” at Amazon or the Showtime website.

  11. xander says:

    Great news bout Masters of Sex, loving this excellent new drama.