Showtime is loving its fall lineup, with the cable network announcing that it has renewed both “Homeland” and “Masters of Sex” for new seasons only four episodes into their current ones.
According to “Entertainment Weekly,” both orders are for 12 episodes. “Homeland” will return for a fourth season, while “Masters” is set for second season at the pay cable network.
“’Homeland’ continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows,” the network’s entertainment president David Nevins said, adding, “The critical and audience reaction to ‘Masters of Sex’ since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying.”
Before entering season 3, “Homeland” had been paired with “Dexter,” whose final season led into another freshman series, “Ray Donovan,” which was renewed for season 2 earlier this year.
After Showtime’s fall series conclude their runs, “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Episodes” will return with new episodes in January.
Showtime’s “Homeland” and “Masters” air back-to-back on Sundays beginning at 9pm.