'Homeland' Season 4 To Kick Off With Two Episodes Back To Back

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in 'Homeland' Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in 'Homeland'

"Homeland" will return this October with a double dose of Carrie Mathison.

Showtime announced on Monday that the show's fourth season will premiere with two episodes back to back on October 5 at 9 PM ET/PT.

“In the aftermath of Homeland’s stunning finale last season, there is such strong anticipation for the start of season four that we wanted to give Homeland fans an extra generous helping of Carrie and company,” Gary Levine, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Showtime Networks, said in a statement.

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The following week, the network's thrilling new drama "The Affair," starring Dominic Monaghan and Ruth Wilson, debuts at 10 PM following "Homeland."

-- Jolie Lash

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