Showtime has renewed two drama series ahead of their season finales. Variety reports that the pay-cable channel will bring back “Homeland” and “The Affair.”
Both programs have season finales set for Dec. 20. “Homeland” will return for a sixth season and “The Affair” will be back for a third season, with both seasons to bow in 2016.
The two shows reportedly rank as the two top-rated series of the quarter on premium cable. Both shows have been embraced by the critics, and their renewals do not come as a surprise.
“Paired together on Sunday nights, both ‘Homeland’ and ‘Affair’ opened stronger this fall than their respective previous seasons and have held steady through their current runs,” Variety notes. “For ‘Homeland,’ the past weekend’s most recent episode was the highest-rated of the fifth season.”