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'Homeland' EP Alex Gansa: No endgame in sight

A day after "Homeland's" 90-minute season finale aired on Showtime, Zap2it talked to executive producer Alex Gansa about a lot of interesting stuff -- including the explosive (in some ways) season one climax, where the story is headed in season two (yes, they already know) and how he and fellow EP Howard Gordon (both "24" alums) managed to keep a show about politically-charged issues like terrorism and shadowy government operations without getting partisan. We liked the entire conversation so much, we've included it uncut below. We wish we could have talked longer, but Gansa was headed out the door to buy a tuxedo to wear to Jan 15's Golden Globes -- "Homeland" is nominated for three awards, including best drama series and best actor (Damian Lewis) and best actress (Claire Danes) in a drama series. Read on to find out why Carrie isn't totally out of the game, why her relationship with Brody will remain... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/homeland-ep-alex-gansa-no-endgame-in-sight.html

Homeland Bosses on the Season Finale: Showtime Really Wanted Damian Lewis for Another Year

[SPOILER WARNING: This story reveals key plot elements from Sunday's season finale. Read at your own risk.] Homeland 's first season finale posed the question: Would traitorous Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody ( Damian Lewis ) actually carry out a suicide bombing directed at the vice president of the United States? The answer... //www.tvguide.com/News/Homeland-Finale-Howard-Gordon-1040942.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Mandy Patinkin on the ‘Homeland’ Finale and His Broadway Show

Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin is starring in a Broadway musical and in an acclaimed series on cable--but the most interesting show in which he's featured may be taking place in his head. Patinkin chats about his new musical and the season finale of "Homeland," which airs tonight. //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/18/mandy-patinkin-on-the-homeland-finale-and-his-broadway-show/?mod=WSJBlog

Claire Danes on the ‘Homeland’ Finale and Her Golden Globe Nod

Claire Danes has kept fans of  "Homeland" in a state of high anxiety all season, so it’s only fair that now she’ll be the one in suspense. The 32-year-old actress was nominated for a Golden Globe this morning for her role in the Showtime spy thriller. Danes previously won a Golden Globe (and an  Emmy) for her role in the 2010 HBO movie "Temple Grandin." Read More... //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/15/claire-danes-on-the-homeland-finale-and-her-golden-globe-nod/?mod=WSJBlog

'Homeland,' 'New Girl' lead 2012 Golden Globe TV nominees

It was out with the old and in with the new on Thursday (December 15) morning as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced a slate of TV nominations in which seven of 10 Best Series nominees were for new shows. //www.hitfix.com/articles/homeland-new-girl-lead-2012-golden-globe-tv-nominees

SAG Awards snubs: 'Homeland,' 'Parks and Rec,' Ryan Gosling left out

Our reaction to reading the list of nominees for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday morning (Dec. 14) went something like this:"Huh.""OK ...""Really?""Wait -- what? Where are 'Homeland' and 'Parks and Rec' and Margo Martindale and Ryan Gosling and, seriously, what the heck?"(OK, it was actually something a little stronger than "heck," but the last two letters are the same.)The two snubs on the TV side of the ledger that are hardest to process are those for "Parks and Recreation" and "Homeland." We'll grant that the TV categories are a little harder to crack, since SAG doesn't bother with categories for supporting actors, but it's hard to believe there was no room for Claire Danes, Amy Poehler, Damian Lewis or Nick Offerman their respective categories. It's even tought to believe neither ensemble got a nod, considering that "Parks and Rec" was arguably the most consistently funny comedy on television for all of 2011 and... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/sag-awards-snubs-homeland-parks-and-rec-ryan-gosling-left-out.html

Homeland (Showtime) “Marine One” Episode 12

Homeland  "Marine One" Episode 12 airs Sunday December 18 at 10pm et/pt Episode Synopsis : While Carrie is near catatonic and confined to bed, Saul investigates the unsettling implications of her timeline ; Walker secures a perch for his mission; Brody makes his final preparations for the Vice President’s policy summit at the State Department . Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/18/homeland-showtime-marine-one-episode-12/  

Homeland Season Finale Preview: Will He or Won't He?

Will he or won't he? That's the question Homeland fans are asking each other heading into next Sunday's 90-minute season finale. Okay, whether or not Brody will blow himself and the Vice President up is actually one of a number of questions, along with: what action will Walker take? Will Carrie ever work at the CIA again? Might Brody's vest be intended for someone else? Will Dana continue to snoop around her father's belongings? Will Saul crack a smile? Indeed, following another stellar episode of this Showtime thriller, it's impossible to guess how this season will end. But at least we can enjoy a taste of what's to come via the following preview for "Marine One." //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/12/homeland-season-finale-preview-will-he-or-wont-he/

Homeland (Showtime) “The Hand” Episode 11

Homeland  "The Hand" Episode 11 airs Sunday December 11 at 10pm et/pt Episode Synopsis : In the wake  of the explosion , Saul finds Carrie hospitalized and manic, but realizes her chaotic theories have merit; before his congressional campaign begins, Brody takes his family on a weekend trip to Gettysburg, where he retrieves an important item. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/11/homeland-showtime-the-hand-episode-11/

Homeland Preview: "The Vest"

Homeland went boom last night, with Saul and Carrie's plan to expose Tom Walker blowing up in the faces. Literally, in the case of Carrie, who concluded t he most recent episode of this Showtime thriller in the hospital. With just two episodes remaining this season, where could things possibly go next? To Gettysburg, if you're Nicholas Brody, as he takes his family on a trip there during next Sunday's "The Vest." But the following promo makes it clear Brody has an agenda that goes far beyond a mere history lesson. Carrie, meanwhile, will react to the latest mishap by going more manic than ever before. See for yourself: //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/12/homeland-preview-the-vest/