Check out the brilliant cast and team behind the Emmy and Golden Globe-Winning SHOWTIME and Fox 21 series, HOMELAND, from the season four premiere event! The private reception and screening was held at the Library at the Public in New York City last night. Pictures include HOMELAND actors Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Sarita Choudhury, Michael O’Keefe, Amy Harrgreaves, Executive Producer Alex Gansa, SHOWTIME CEO Matt Blank, SHOWTIME President David Nevins and FOX 21 President Bert Salke.

HOMELAND premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5th starting at 9pm ET/PT.

**PROGRAMMING ALERT**

HOMELAND season four will premiere with the first two episodes airing back to back on October 5 beginning at 9pm ET/PT.

Additionally, SHOWTIME has moved up the premiere of the highly anticipated new drama series THE AFFAIR starring Golden Globe nominees Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney and SAG nominee Joshua Jackson, which will now debut on Sunday, October 12 at 10pm ET/PT.

Who’s excited for fall?

ICYMI: Photos from the SHOWTIME TCA sessions at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

TCA NEWS:
Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the season four poster for its No. 1 series HOMELAND, premiering on Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The highly-anticipated drama stars Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. Averaging seven million total weekly viewers, HOMELAND has garnered a total of 25 Emmy nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations. For an early look at season four, go to: http://s.sho.com/1jFILkq

TCA NEWS:

Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the season four poster for its No. 1 series HOMELAND, premiering on Sunday, October 5th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The highly-anticipated drama stars Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. Averaging seven million total weekly viewers, HOMELAND has garnered a total of 25 Emmy nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations. For an early look at season four, go to: http://s.sho.com/1jFILkq

We are thrilled to welcome Laila Robins and Corey Stoll to HOMELAND season four! Today, SHOWTIME announced that these two acclaimed actors have joined the fourth season of our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series. Robins joins as a series regular in the role of “Martha Boyd,” the United States Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who is professional and put together, with a ship-to-ship voice and the personality to match. Stoll will guest star as “Sandy Bachman,” the CIA Chief of Station in Pakistan and a rising star in the Agency’s firmament. The series’ fourth season will begin production later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.  HOMELAND returns to SHOWTIME this fall. 

Calling all SHOWTIME fans, we are thrilled to announce our Free Preview Weekend will start this Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11th. SHOWTIME will be available in 74 million households and viewers will be able to sample the network’s award winning programming.

 

The Free Preview weekend will include the series premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL, as well as new episodes of the critically-acclaimed hit series NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION, the premium television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, the thrilling 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout from Saturday, May 3. During the Preview, SHOWTIME will also debut the second episode of PENNY DREADFUL on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Free Preview Weekend viewers will have access to current and past episodes of our SHOWTIME original series including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, CALIFORNICATION, NURSE JACKIE, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES, WEEDS and DEXTER, all available on SHOWTIME On Demand and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.  The network will also air a variety of feature films including Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sinister, Alex Cross, Step Up Revolution and Lincoln. Documentary programming will include the first four episodes of Years of Living Dangerously, Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, Broadway Idiot: Green Day on Broadway, Springsteen & I, Made in America, LT: The Life & Times, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia and History of the Eagles, among many others

 

The preview will be available across a number of distributors including AT&T U-verse, Cable ONE, CenturyLink Prism, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Mediacom, RCN and Verizon FiOS, among many others. Available platforms will vary by participating distributor. The Free Preview Weekend is available to digital subscribers of participating providers only, on both SD and HD feeds. Select providers will offer the Free Preview via SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and SHOWTIME ANYTIME. For additional details and a full schedule of programming, go to SHO.com/freepreview.

Our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series HOMELAND will begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror.  The series will begin production in mid-June and shoot through November of this year. HOMELAND’s fourth season will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.
 

“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said Homeland showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa. “We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station.  We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”

Our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series HOMELAND will begin production in Cape Town, South Africa. Season four will find Carrie Mathison (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes) assigned to one of the most volatile and dangerous CIA stations in the Middle East where she is back on the front lines in the war on terror.  The series will begin production in mid-June and shoot through November of this year. HOMELAND’s fourth season will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.

 

“We’ve been so lucky to work with one of the best crews in the business for the last three seasons in Charlotte,” said Homeland showrunner and executive producer Alex Gansa. “We knew going into season four that we would need to move the production overseas to tell the story of Carrie returning to the Middle East as chief of station.  We are thrilled to have found a new home in Cape Town and look forward to getting season four production off the ground.”

Please help us wish a very Happy Birthday to HOMELAND’s Damian Lewis!

Please help us wish a very Happy Birthday to HOMELAND’s Damian Lewis!

We are thrilled to announce that SHOWTIME has received five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations!  Congratulations to HOMELAND (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series AND Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series), HOUSE OF LIES’ Don Cheadle (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series), HOMELAND’s Claire Danes (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series) and NURSE JACKIE’s Edie Falco (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series).  This marks Edie’s 20th SAG nomination making her the most nominated TV performer in their history! 

The full list of SHOWTIME nominees:

 Claire Danes - Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

 Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

 Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

HOMELAND

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

HOMELAND: Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

SHOWTIME hosted our 8th annual Holiday Soiree in Los Angeles last night where our dazzling stars mixed and mingled.  A great time was had by all!