Showtime has announced that it is giving pickups to two shows–one drama and one comedy, reports New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
The shows are the hourlong drama "Homeland" and the half-hour comedy "House of Lies.”
Claire Danes stars in "Homeland" as a CIA agent who suspects that an American POW has terrorist connections, the story notes.
"House of Lies" is based on the book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time," and stars Don Cheadle, who plays a powerful consultant. Kristen Bell also stars in the program, the piece notes.