Showtime Renews The Affair and Homeland

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Showtime has announced that it has picked up a second season of its freshman drama series “The Affair” as well as a fifth season of their Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit series “Homeland,” to air 10 and 12 new episodes, respectively, in 2015. Both series currently air on Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

“In its fourth season, ‘Homeland’ has brilliantly reinvented itself. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of ‘The Affair,'” said Showtime President David Nevins. “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.”

“Homeland” stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Tracy Letts, Laila Robins and Nazanin Boniadi. It was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season four are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Lesli Linka Glatter.

“The Affair” stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West (“The Wire”) and Ruth Wilson (“Luther”), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (“ER”) and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson (“Fringe”), and is the exploration of two marriages and the emotional and psychological effects of the affair that disrupts them. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi serve as executive producers and co-creators. Jeffrey Reiner serves as executive producer and director, along with executive producer Eric Overmyer.