‘Homeland’ Renewed for a Second Season

In the wasteland that is new TV programming, we really only get introduced to one or two good new shows every fall. Showtime’s Homeland is definitely one of those programs. Homeland is well-written and acted (mmm Claire Danes), offers a complex premise, and challenges viewers to pay attention. Basically, it’s everything that 90% of CBS’s programming is not. And now, this wonderful little piece of storytelling is getting a second season.

After 4 solid showings, Showtime has picked up conspiracy thriller dramaHomeland for a second season. Production on Season 2 will begin in the spring. The project, from 24 alums Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, was the first major piece of development Showtime’s entertainment president David Nevins brought to the network. It sailed through the pilot stage and earlier this month launched as Showtime’s highest-rated new series (helped by a bigDexter lead-in.) In its first week, the drama starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin, was seen by 4.4 million viewers across various platforms. What’s more, the series has increased its overall viewership since the premiere, with its most recent episode on Sunday hitting a series high. “Homeland is just getting started,” said Nevins

I’m pumped about this, as you can probably gather, and not just because Damien Lewis was awesome in Band of Brothers (and the underrated Life). Well played, Showtime.

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Posted on October 26, 2011, in Quality Programming and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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