Homeland, “Affair,” “Wayward Pines” Renewed

Ahead of their final two episodes of their current season, Showtime has renewed both of its major Fall dramas “Homeland” and “The Affair”. Both shows are the top two rated scripted series on premium television in the fourth quarter of the year.

This will mark a sixth and third season respectively for the two series. Both will wrap their current seasons on Sunday December 20th with “The Affair” getting an extended 70-minute finale. Production will begin on their new seasons next Spring ahead of a fourth-quarter airing.

Showtime aren’t the only ones in a giving spirit today. FOX has announced that it has renewed its supernatural drama series “Wayward Pines” for a second season. The M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge-produced mystery event series will get a further ten episodes to air next Summer.

‘Wayward’ was the No. 1 broadcast scripted series among adults 18-49 over this past summer, averaging a 2.2/8 in the key demo and scoring big lifts in DVR figures – nearing doubling its demographic ratings in Live+3 results.

Source: Showtime & FOX