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Showtime Greenlights ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Affair’ for 2016-17

Upcoming on the paid Cable Net is Drama 'Billions' and Comedies 'Roadies' and 'Dice'

Showtime as issued pick-ups to dramas “Homeland” and “The Affair,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes each for next season.  This will take “Homeland,” which debuted on Oct. 2, 2011, into season six.  Sixty episodes in total have been produced to-date.  And “The Affair,” which launched on Oct. 12, 2014, will head into season three.  Both scripted hours their current seasons on December 20.

The current roster of original programming on Showtime also includes dramas “Masters of Sex,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Ray Donovan” and upcoming “Billions;” dramedy “Shameless;” and comedies “Episodes,” “House of Lies” and upcoming “Roadies” and “Dice” with comedian Andrew Dice Clay.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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