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Its Home Sweet Homeland for Season 6

The Showtime terrorism drama finds Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, in Brooklyn.   ...Read More... //

Homeland Season 6 Premiere Available For Showtime Subscribers

Showtime subscribers are getting exclusive early access to the season six premiere of its hit drama series Homeland ahead of its linear debut on January 15. The debut episode is currently available on the Showtime streaming service, Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime. Homeland stars Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Elizabeth Marvel, F. Murray Abraham, and Mandy Patinkin. Back on U.S. soil, this season focuses on the aftermath of a U.S. presidential election and the ...Read More... //

'Homeland' Season 6 Premiere Arrives (Very) Early

Showtime subscribers won't have to wait until Jan. 15. ...Read More... //

In Defense of 2016 TV

There's something fun (if frustrating) about loving a critically lauded TV show that the general public has yet to catch on to, but it's not as entertaining to defend a program or star whose work has been mocked or unfairly (in my eyes) derided. But I'm standing in my truth (#realhero) and coming to the defense of some series I think were unfairly judged in 2016.   Chelsea , Netflix Despite good reviews of her four pre-series documentary specials , critics were dismissive of Chelsea Handler's return to "late-night TV" (whatever that means on Netflix) from the start. Obviously, this is the same polarizing host who spent eight seasons mocking celebrities on basic cable, so if you hated her personality on Chelsea Lately , you'll probably dislike even a more polished show with more interesting guests and more diverse topics. But Chelsea is a major upgrade over the E! show in every way. Really! And while not everything works, there have been some fantastic episodes, especially when the series breaks away from the studio for Handler's travel segments (Russia was fantastic) and dinner parties. Among the most interesting: Sarah Jessica Parker, Morgan Spurlock, Trevor Noah, and Julianna Margulies discussing friendship, parenting, and work. And as we consider the first season's 90 episodes, let's not forget how far along the Jimmys were seven months into their runs.   Divorce , HBO It's been difficult for Sarah Jessica Parker to shake off the Manolo Blahnik shackles of Sex and the City since that iconic series ended in 2004. Going into Divorce , it seemed likely that HBO subscribers would be looking for a bit of that SATC magic. Well, they weren't going to get any. The two shows just don't have anything in common. Except that they're both good. In fact, Divorce is a much better show than Sex and the City was after Season 1. (Anyone remember this cringeworthy street interviews?) As Frances, a woman who suddenly reassesses her life and marriage, Parker is excellent. And Thomas Haden Church is a crackling scene partner, able to earn ire and sympathy within seconds. The supporting cast (especially Molly Shannon) is solid, too. Beyond the Manhattan-sized shadow cast over the show, its pairing with Issa Rae's Insecure (also very good) may have caused it to be overlooked a bit. But this is a mature, decidedly dark comedy that has room to get even better in Season 2.   Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life , Netflix The tide turned on this one pretty quickly. Leading up to its release, we just wanted to stuff ourselves with nostalgic Gilmore Girls content and debate Jess and Dean. The publicity for these four 90-minute episodes was so intense that some sort of let down or backlash was inevitable. And then the think pieces came out. Was Rory merely terrible or the actual worst? Is she a garbage journalist? How is she affording this lifestyle? Ugh, who cares? Amy Sherman-Palladino gave herself a very difficult task and while the result wasn't perfect, neither was the original series. Looking back, it had really schlocky moments, it got melodramatic at times, and sometimes it was just dumb. This revival wanders off into that kind of territory at times, too. But it also hit dramatic notes that the WB/CW version didn't. Alexis Bledel is a much, much better actress than she was, Lauren Graham is as charming and emotional as ever (thanks to all that Parenthood crying), and Kelly Bishop shows off her underrated skills thanks to a sad but rich storyline. it was at times funny, touching, heartbreaking, and uplifting. And best of all, it left room for more.   Homeland , Showtime If you said "basta" and gave up after the bizarre Venezuelan detour, I get it. But you missed out on one of the most incredible turnarounds in television. Season 4 was a remarkable reset, and Season 5 was even better. Truthfully, nothing Homeland does will top the tension and excitement of the first season. But the Emmy-winning Showtime series remains one of TV's most suspenseful dramas. Back to Season 5: The globe-trotting show drops Carrie and co. in Berlin, where the ex-agent is now working for a philanthropic foundation. But naturally she finds herself pulled back into her old life. Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, F. Murray Abraham, and Rupert Friend all are superb. But arguably the season's best performance comes from Miranda Otto, the CIA's badass Berlin bureau chief. Unlike some other veteran shows , this one still deserves to be in awards conversations.   I Am Cait , E! Step off. I know the Kardashians' brand of semi-scripted "reality" TV can be exhausting. But this was more than just another way for Kris Jenner's extended family to expand its entertainment empire. Whatever you think about her previous appearances on E! or her confusing politics, Caitlyn Jenner took the intense media interest in her transition and used it to tell the stories of a diverse group of trans people who don't have the kind of privilege or access Jenner enjoys. Sometimes silly, often challenging, this was important television.   What shows do you find yourself defending? Let us know below! p { text-align: justify; }

Homeland Will Tackle the 'Brody Question' in Season 6

Damian Lewis is not slated to appear in Homelands upcoming sixth season (bowing Jan. 15 on Showtime), but his late alter ego Brody will play a somewhat pivotal role in at least one episode. As executive producer Chip Johannessen explains to TVLine, the decision to age Carrie and Brodys daughter Frannie (now played by 4-year-old [] //

Latest 'Homeland' Season 6 Trailer Teases Quinn's Return

Rupert Friend makes voiceover cameo after being M.I.A. from the first spot. ...Read More... //

Homeland Will Feature an Alt-Right Media Personality in Its Next Season

No word on whether he'll be big into memes. ..Read More.. //

Homeland Creator Howard Gordon Says He Fears the Show Is Fodder for Increased Attacks Against Muslims

The showrunner doesn't want his programs to be "a midwife to these base ideas." ...Read More... //

Homeland's First Season 6 Trailer Brings the Action to New York City

Homeland is back on home soil for season six as the action moves to New York City, and Showtime has released the first trailer for the new season. The new footage shows quick snippets of...   ...Read More... //

Morena Baccarin Set for Jason Katims' 'Mating' Pilot at Showtime (Exclusive)

The 'Homeland' alum will guest-star in the pilot, which stars 'SNL' grad Taran Killam. ...Read More... //