Showtime Renews Homeland

152694100 Showtime Renews <em>Homeland</em>

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis (Getty Images)

No surprise here: Showtime has renewed its Emmy juggernaut Homeland for a third season of twelve episodes. Last night’s episode was the series’s highest-rated ever, with 1.75 million viewers. The show has continued to grow (and, critics say, stretch credulity a bit) since its Emmy win for Best Drama in September (a first for Showtime) immediately preceded the season launch. Hope you like Claire Danes and her shockingly emotive face–she’ll be weeping for years to come!