No surprises here….Showtime has handed 12 episode renewals to their drama series’ Homeland and Masters of Sex. Homeland will return for its fourth season in 2014, while Masters of Sex will return for a second season.
“Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks. “The critical and audience reaction to Masters of Sex since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
The renewals come four episodes into both series’ current 12 episode runs. Homeland has been averaging 6.5 million viewers in its third season, up from the 5.1 million viewers for season 2. While the Sony Pictures Television produced Masters of Sex has been averaging an audience of 5.4 million viewers, which Showtime noted is up 33% from what Homeland‘s first season averaged in the same time frame.