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Hooray, Showtime Orders ‘Homeland’ Season 6 and ‘The Affair’ Season 3

Hooray, Showtime Orders 'Homeland' Season 6 and 'The Affair' Season 3

For two shows packed with twists, everyone saw this coming. Showtime has ordered new seasons of “Homeland” and “The Affair,” the two highest-rated premium cable dramas of the fall season.

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The news comes as both shows near their season finales, and the same week Showtime became available as an add-on to Amazon Prime subscriptions. With Showtime Anytime widely available — including at a discount through Amazon and Hulu — it makes sense for the network to stick with its most buzzed-about dramas.

“Homeland” and “The Affair” both have two episodes left in their current seasons: They air back-to-back on Sunday nights, with “Homeland” starting at 9pm. Showtime stated in its announcement that the finale for “The Affair” will be an extended 70-minute episode, and will finally answer who killed Scotty Lockhart. 

No official word was given as to when the new shows would air, but fall 2016 seems like a safe bet. To catch up on what’s happened already this season, read Indiewire’s episode reviews for all episodes of “Homeland” and “The Affair.”

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