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'Homeland' season 3 UK airdate confirmed as October 6

25 September 2013 8:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has announced that Homeland's third season will premiere in the UK next month.

The award-winning drama - starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes - will return on Sunday, October 6 at 9pm. It will premiere on Showtime in the Us on Sunday, September 29.

Homeland triumphed at the 2013 Primetime Emmys on Sunday night (September 22), with Danes taking home the 'Leading Actress in a Drama Series' award for the second year running and writer Henry Bromell being recognised for his work on season two's 'Q&A'.

Fox 21's Bert Salke recently billed the new season as "Homeland 2.0", and claimed that viewers can expect a different, "more emotional" show.

Meanwhile, Lewis told Digital Spy earlier this year that he does not see Carrie and Brody's romance as "a story that has got legs", and argued that the pair would be "in the divorce courts very quickly".

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Movie Teachers: "Fame" (1980)

19 September 2013 9:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Back to School Month + 1980 Retrospective- StinkyLulu doubles up for Fame (1980). A partial version of this article first appeared at StinkyLulu in 2007


When I was a wee lil Stinky, I watched the original Fame over and over and over again. 'Twas my movie. And possibly because I watched the film so many dang times, the starkly human performances by the actresses playing teachers in the film burrowed deep into my consciousness. I’m not just talking about Debbie Allen’s legendary cameo. Mostly, I’m thinking especially of Anne Meara as Mrs. Sherwood and Joanna Merlin as Miss Berg. 

The roles of Sherwood and Miss Berg are quintessential “actressing at the edges” sorts of parts. Each is relevant to the film’s dramatic arc only insofar as she amplifies the narrative of one of Fame’s principal characters. As the language arts teacher, Meara’s Sherwood is Leroy’s obstacle, while »

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David Aaron Baker Assesses the Cast of Homeland

25 May 2013 12:36 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

When Homeland returns this fall, we’ll be knee deep in the aftermath of the Season 2 finale. Many characters we had gotten to know through out the show’s run met grisly ends in the last couple episodes leading up to the finale, which concluded with a massive explosion and even more deaths. With so many characters now dead and gone, Homeland needs to replenish its well of talent. So far many great actors have joined for the show’s third season and the latest is Boardwalk Empire actor David Aaron Baker. Unfortunately for him, his character might have the hardest job there could be in a show like this.

According to THR, Baker is guest starring as Dr. Harlan, an assessment shrink who will be meeting with Saul, Carrie and other CIA survivors of last season’s devastating terrorist attack. I say his job will be hard because these »

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'Homeland' Season 3 adds eight new guest stars, upgrades two to regulars

22 May 2013 2:52 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Expect to see a lot of new faces in "Homeland" Season 3. Showtime has unveiled a list of eight new guest stars who have joined the cast.

The list includes Joanna Merlin as Grandma Lois, Jessica Brody's mother; Nazanin Boniadi as Fara, a capable analyst despite her young appearance; Amy Morton as Erin Kimball, Carrie Mathison's CIA appointed attorney; Gary Wilmes as Dr. Richardson, a psychiatrist helping Dana Brody cope with recent events; and Sam Underwood as Leo, a new friend of Dana's with a troubled past.

Other new cast members will play government newcomers looking for answers in the wake of Season 2's terror attack. Tracy Letts portrays Senator Andrew Lockhard, the powerful, authoritative and commanding Committee Chairman; Lawrence Clayton portrays Admiral Jim Pennington, the Presiden't National Security Advisor; and Pedro Pascal portrays Majority Counsel David Portillo, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Homeland Announces Season 3 Guest Stars, Recurring Players

22 May 2013 1:54 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Showtime has confirmed a pair of Homeland Season 3 casting notes:

Amy Morton (Boss) will recur on the Showtime drama as Erin Kimball, Carrie’s CIA-appointed attorney, making it clear that she will at least be questioned about the Season 2-concluding explosion. Tracy Letts (Prison Break) will appear on multiple episodes as Senator Andrew Lockhart, a powerful Committee Chairman.

TV Line first reported these casting scoops, while viewers can look forward to new Homeland episodes on September 29.

Update: Showtime has now also confirmed the following additions:

Joanna Merlin (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as “Grandma Lois,” Jessica Brody’s mother. Nazanin Boniadi (How I Met Your Mother) as “Fara,” a capable analyst despite her young appearance. Gary Wilmes (Louie) as “Dr. Richardson,” a psychiatrist helping Dana Brody cope with recent events. Sam Underwood (The Last Keepers) as “Leo,” a new friend of Dana’s with a troubled past. Lawrence Clayton (Dreamgirls, »

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