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'Homeland' Renewed for a Third Season

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Oct 22, 2012 | 10:52am EDT

HomelandFor a show about secret plots against the US and CIA operatives, Homeland sure is bringing a lot of attention to itself! Showtime's Emmy Award-sweeping drama has secured itself a third season of Carrie vs. Brody (with the occasional hint of "but what about Saul?!" thrown in for good measure) and the plot to take down Abu Nasir before he blows America up.

The political drama has done gangbusters in the ratings, averaging 5.2 million viewers week to week across all platforms—an average on-pace with the network's tentpole show, Dexter. Showtime announced the news via Twitter earlier today.

According to the official press release, Homeland received a full, 12-episode order for the season after a 25 percent increase in viewership from season one. "The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two ... and we are thrilled to begin the planning for HOMELAND's third season," explained David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks.

So for those unsure about the show's future (but how could you be after last night's fourth episode?!), rest assured that this quest for American domestic security is far from over.

Great news: #HOMELAND has been picked up for a third season! The series has delivered 5.2 million weekly viewers.

— SHO_PR (@SHO_PR) October 22, 2012

Are you excited about the renewal of Homeland? Do you scratch your head about Saul like us? Let us know in the comments!

[Photo Credit: Showtime]

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