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Homeland Premiere: Boss Breaks Down What Happened in That Bathtub

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of Homeland. Read at your own risk.]

Homeland's Carrie Mathison certainly won't be winning any Mother of the Year awards any time soon.

On the Showtime drama's two-hour season premiere, it became clear that Carrie (Claire Danes) had purposefully chosen a CIA posting in Kabul, Afghanistan that wouldn't allow her to bring along her new daughter, Frannie. Instead, the baby was being cared for by Carrie's sister and father stateside, whom Carrie occasionally checks in with via Skype.

Homeland: 7 changes to expect in the show's rebooted fourth season

But after one of Carrie's drone strikes kills dozens of civilians...read more

7 Changes to Expect in Homeland's Rebooted Fourth Season

Bye bye, Brody.

Once the creative team behind Homeland (finally) decided to kill off Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in the Season 3 finale, they realized they could pretty much take the hit Showtime drama anywhere they wanted.

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"There's no question that we closed a big chapter of the show last season when we dispatched with Nicholas Brody, and there's no question that at the beginning of this year, we really sat down and realized that it was tabula rasa," co-creator and executive producer Alex Gansa tells TVGuide.com....read more

Homeland Hopes to "Come Back Strong" in Season 4, Releases New Trailer

Homeland is pushing the reset button.

The Emmy-winning drama, which ended Season 3 with Carrie (Claire Danes) pregnant with the late Brody's baby just as she was promoted to a position overseas, was the target of heated criticism from fans as well as critics.

"I don't know how you can look at the last six or seven episodes that we did last..read more

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Homeland: A Red Wheelbarrow
Homeland: Good Night
Homeland Season 4: Episode 3 Clip - Your Feelings for Carrie
Homeland Season 4: Episode 6 Clip - The Boy

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Krieg Nicht Lieb
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13 Hours in Islamabad
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There's Something Else Going On
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Halfway to a Donut

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 This Week With George Stephanopoulos: Episode Episode, Guest
2011 Homeland TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2001 Wolf Lake: Meat the Parents
Season 1, Episode 1
Episode, Writer
2001 24 TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1987 Beauty and the Beast TV Show Series, Co-Producer

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Postmortem: Homeland Boss on That Brody Twist and the Show's Future

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Season 3 finale of Homeland. Read at your own risk.

Sunday's Homeland finale was the end of an era.

Homeland finale: Was Carrie able to save Brody?

After successfully pulling off the near-impossible mission of killing Iranian military leader Danesh Akbari, Brody (Damian Lewis) seemed poised to... read more

Homeland: How Does Brody Figure Into Saul's Master Plan?

Homeland fans who have missed Brody will certainly get their fill in Season 3's final four episodes.

On Sunday's episode (9/8c, Showtime), it becomes clear that not only has Saul (Mandy Patinkin) known all along where Brody (Damian Lewis) has been hiding, but also that Saul is counting on Brody to pull off the second part of Saul's master plan.

Homeland: Is Mira Saul's rock, or is she a liability?

There's just one problem: Brody is hooked on heroin and Saul has only nine days before he loses his ability to call the shots as the CIA's acting director. Plus: Who's to say Brody wants to have any part in Saul's game? That's where Carrie comes in... read more

Homeland: Is Mira Saul's Rock or a Liability?

Homeland has dropped a number of twists this season, but one of its most recent could potentially strike acting CIA director Saul Berenson very close to home.

Just as Saul (Mandy Patinkin) seemed to be putting back together his marriage with Mira (Sarita Choudhury), the show threw us a curveball. After Mira broke things off with her former lover Alain Bernard (William Abadie), he ... read more

Homeland Postmortem: Show Boss Breaks Down the "Magic Trick" of Season 3

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Homeland. Read at your own risk.]

If something has seemed off about this season of Homeland, there's a good reason for it: That's exactly what the writers wanted!

Homeland
postmortem: Brody's Back — but for how long?

"I was an amateur magician when I was a kid, and my favorite magic trick was always the one in which the magician convinces the audience that he's made a mistake," executive producer Alex Gansa tells TVGuide.com. That's what we were going for this season. [We wanted the audience thinking,] 'How are they going to dig themselves out of this hole? ... They're killing the series right in front our eyes!' And yet you lay down that final card, and you realize that the magician, the writers, have been one step ahead."

Sunday's episode revealed the writers' magic trick... read more

Homeland Postmortem: Brody's Back, But for How Long?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of Homeland. Read at your own risk.]

After two episodes of wondering, "Where in the world is Nicholas Brody?" Homeland viewers finally got their answer Sunday. And it wasn't necessarily pretty.

Homeland boss on "quieter" Season 3: Carrie's questioning herself at every turn

On Sunday's episode, Brody (Damian Lewis) is brought into... read more

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