Showtime will be bringing back its Emmy-winning series Homeland for a fourth season and the new dramatic series Masters of Sex for a second season. The network just announced both shows will return in 2014 for 12 one-hour episodes.
“Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” stated David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “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 Alex Gansa and 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.”
Season three of Homeland starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Mandy Patinkin has been averaging 6.5 million viewers, an increase in viewership over season two of 26%.
Masters of Sex has been drawing in an average of 5.4 million viewers each week, which is actually 33% better than Homeland was able to pull off in its first season. The series is based on Thomas Maier’s Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love and was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford. The cast is led by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan and features Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto, Teddy Sears, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale.
– Interview with Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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