Showtime Renews Homeland for Season 3

After last night's shocking SHOCKING I TELL YOU events on Homeland, the question was, "Where does the show go from here?" Well, at least 20 more episodes. Showtime has renewed the series for a 12-episode third season just four episodes into its sophomore run.

You want some impressive stats and numbers? Okay, last night's episode was the highest-rated episode of the series thus far, pulling in 1.75 million viewers for its first airing and topping the previous mark (1.73 million) set by the Season 2 premiere. And then there was also that impressive Emmys sweep.

But the hot topic today is how Homeland will be able to sustain the slingshot pacing of Season 2. Clearly Homeland is on a trajectory that we can't predict, and some big shakeups could be in the works. Can the series move forward without one of its leads (Claire Danes and Damian Lewis) in the picture, despite our belief that the series hinges on the two characters and their relationship? It looks like we get to find out next year. And more importantly, how will Xander react to being dumped for the Veep's kid?

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Without Claire and Damian ? I totally see their characters continuing next season. Here are a few scenarios where that could happen:

1) Abu Nazir stays at large. Brody stays in prision and his daughter gets him to decide to help "protect the USA". Carrie used Brody to help find Nazir.

2) Abu Nazir stays at large. Brody escapes while someone from his family gets killed (his son would be a good option, to match Nazir's). Carrie is the best fit to hunt him down.

3) Abu Nazir is killed/captured. Brody escapes and because of some turn of events, takes Abu Nazir's place (the terrorist leader an american ?!?! wha?!?!?!)



Keeping those characters for Season 3 should be relatively easy, as long as they can keep the actors.
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Yay! I'm off to write my Finn/Dana fanfiction, now ;)
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Yeah, I was NOT expecting that!!!
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WooHoo!
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Ha! This show never ceases to amaze me. I had just said I wanted Carrie to catch Brody. Then I (spoiler) watched the latest episode. (spoiler) Never expected that to happen so soon.Go Carrie!
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umm how do i say this...........F**k YEAH!!! I love this program :)



(sorry about the swearing) :)
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That's excellent news. At first I wasn't very interested in watching a show about Americans and terrorists since this is such a controversial topic and people outside the US, like me, may view the issue slightly different from most Americans. but I have to say I'm hooked. And what's more, I really want Carrie to catch Brody. Even though I don't feel any patriotic zeal here, Brody is a traitor to his nation, and to me that can even be justified, but hardly forgiven. I'll be watching this show to the last episode!
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If I didn't watch Homeland or all the movies and shows they've starred in, I would've thought that the photo above was Damian Lewis and Claire Danes.
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I don't think they meant that particular picture
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He meant 'in the picture', as in involved with the show. Not the actual photo.



I kinda did a double take too.
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Congratulations Carrie!!! I could watch you be crazy all day long:)
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Awesome! I really want this show to continue to be that amazing.
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good news! It's hard to see where the show can go for a full season and a half, but so far the producers haven't let us down. Just have to trust that they will keep putting out amazing television.
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