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SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES WINTER PREMIERE DATES FORHOMELAND AND BILLIONS  

 

mandyHOMELAND Returns For Season Six On Sunday, January 15 at 9 PM ET/PT

BILLIONS Is Back For Season Two on Sunday, February 19 at 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 11, 2016 – Today, SHOWTIME announced its winter lineup with theEmmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND returning for season six on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and season two of the critically-acclaimed hit drama BILLIONS returning on Sunday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Both series are shooting in New York this Summer with HOMELAND returning to the U.S. after spending the last two seasons shooting in South Africa and Berlin. New seasons of HOMELAND and BILLIONS will be available on SHOWTIME on-air, on demand and over the internet.

mandy2HOMELAND season six will once again star Emmy, Screen Actors Guild® and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy nominee Rupert Friend, Oscar® winner and Emmy nominee F. Murray Abraham and Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin. After she thwarted a terrorist attack in Berlin, season six picks up several months later and finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, New York. She has begun working at a foundation whose efforts are to provide aid to Muslims living in the U.S. Season six will tackle the after effects of the U.S. presidential election, with the entire season taking place between election day and the inauguration. It’s a strange, transitional time in the halls of government filled with anxiety and different competing interests, where a very fragile and complex transfer of power takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming president-elect. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, HOMELAND was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for season six will be Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. HOMELAND has already been renewed for two additional seasons beyond season six.

BILLIONS stars Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis as they scorch the earth in a costly war for personal domination. It’s law versus money, with power, sex, and the soul of New York in the balance, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck’s estranged wife and the top performance coach in the hedge fund world. Malin Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, Axe’s fiercely loyal and street-smart wife. Season two finds the characters vying for control in a changing world that presents an existential threat. For all of them, it’s a choice between evolution and extinction. Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.