Homeland Picked Up For Season 3
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-10-22 13:59:52
Given the events of last night's episode of Homeland, it may not be a good week to be Nicholas Brody, but it's certainly a good week to be a Homeland fan. Not only did last night's episode of the Showtime series bring in record numbers, but Showtime has followed up on the high ratings with a season renewal for the drama series.
Last night, Homeland's "New Car Smell" brought in 1.75 million viewers for the series' 10:00 p.m. broadcast, topping its second season premiere (1.73 million viewers) and earning itself the title of highest-rated episode to date. So the timing seems perfect for Showtime to deliver the good news that the drama will be back for a third season. It isn't just a good week for Homeland, it's a good year. The series, which debuted last year, won six Emmy awards this fall, including Outstanding Drama series. Stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis also took home Emmy statues for their fantastic performances as CIA operative Carrie Mathison and U.S. Marine (now congressman) Nicholas Brody respectively. Given the drama's success on the pay-cable channel, its renewal for Season 3 is far from surprising, however it's still good news. Season 3 will consist of 12 one-hour episodes.
Last night's episode was especially intense and delivered a particularly fantastic moment between Carrie and Brody that likely has fans wondering where the show will go from here. What could possibly happen next? You can read some of our thoughts on last night's "New Car Smell" episode and get a peek at next Sunday's "Q&A" here.
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