‘Homeland,’ ‘The Affair’ Renewed by Showtime

Claire Danes thriller will come back for sixth run; Dominic West drama scores Season 3

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Showtime has renewed “Homeland” for its sixth season and “The Affair” for a third run.

Both dramas have two more episodes from their current seasons left on the December schedule. The two shows are the top-rated scripted series on premium television in this, 2015’s fourth quarter.

“Homeland” Season 5 stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend and Mandy Patinkin. “The Affair” Season 2 stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.

The programs air Sunday nights at Showtime, with the drama block beginning at 9 p.m. The two series’ current season finales are set for Dec. 20. That night, “The Affair” finale will tack on an extra 10 minutes after its typical 10 o’clock hour.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Homeland” 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 and Gordon, the executive producers for Season 5 are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Lesli Linka Glatter, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir, Ran Telem, Gideon Raff and Patrick Harbinson.

Writer/producer Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi created “The Affair.” Treem serves as executive producer, along with Levi, Anya Epstein and director Jeffrey Reiner.