Premieres: ‘The Affair’ and ‘Homeland’ Schedule Their New Seasons

Showtime announced today the premiere dates for the Fall premieres for two of its more critically acclaimed dramas. Homeland and The Affair will both premiere on October 4 beginning at 9pm EST.

Fresh off a recent quality and Emmy resurgence, Homeland takes place several years after the events of Season Four with Carrie (Claire Danes) on self-exile in Germany. The series received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress, and Direction among others. It was a return to form for the series after an acknowledged dip in quality for Season Three.

The Affair returns with a broadened perspective after its premiere season. The sophomore season will expand to include viewpoints for all four major cast members, including Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. Despite critical acclaim and two awards at the 2015 Golden Globe ceremony, Season One of The Affair was ignored by the Television Academy.

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