TV News: Homeland, Knick, Empire, Inside, Who

Showtime has announced that the fourth season of “Homeland” is set to premiere on October 5th starting with two back-to-back episodes. The two hour launch will precede the launch of the network’s new drama “The Affair” which will bow a week earlier than expected on October 12th.

The new season, filmed entirely on location in South Africa, will find Carrie assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East – Pakistan. [Source: Showtime]

The Knick
Cinemax’s heavily promoted series launch of the Steven Soderbergh-directed, Clive Owen-led period medical drama “The Knick” pulled in an average of 354,000 viewers for its initial viewing on Saturday night and a combined 657,000 viewers on Cinemax for the weekend.

That figure is down from the 438,000 initial viewers and a combined 965,000 viewers that tuned into the pilot of “Banshee” last year. “The Knick” did better with an airing on HBO on Sunday night at 9pm which attracted 533,000 viewers. [Source: HBO]

Boardwalk Empire
HBO has released the full-length trailer for the fifth and final season of “Boardwalk Empire”. The final stretch of eight episodes is set in 1931 and will reportedly close out the story. It premieres on September 7th.

Inside Men
Richard Price (“The Wire,” “Criminal Justice”) has been set to write a U.S. adaptation of BBC’s four-hour limited series “Inside Men” for Fox 21 (“Homeland,” “Tyrant”). The original is a multi-POV look at a robbery.

Price is writing the script and will executive produce with Tony Basgallop, Howard Gordon, Hugh Fitzpatrick and Jane Tranter. The project will be developed internally and taken out later this year with one or more scripts written and a bible. [Source: Deadline]

Doctor Who
The BBC has unveiled a new 30-second promo for the upcoming new season of “Doctor Who,” this one containing all new footage – all of which comes from the feature-length series premiere ‘Deep Breath’ airing in cinemas on TV on August 23rd.