Claire Danes

Showtime is giving viewers a bonus-sized Homeland to kick off the fourth season, the network announced on Monday.

The Emmy-winning series will return with a two-hour premiere at 9/8c on October 5. The network also announced it was moving up the debut of the new drama The Affair to Sunday, October 12th at 10/9c.

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"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," Showtime's Executive Vice President of Original Programming Gary Levine said in a statement.  "Once we decided to premiere Homeland with a double episode, it made sense to use the momentum of that event to launch our newest series, The Affair, the very next week on October 12th."

Are you excited for Homeland and The Affair?

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