Claire Danes, Damian Lewis

Showtime has ordered a third season of Homeland, the network announced Monday.

Sunday's episode of the drama drew 1.75 million viewers and was the highest-rated episode of the series. Homeland also cleaned up at the Emmy Awards last month, winning six awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Claire Danes.

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The third season will begin production next spring and will consist of 12 episodes, according to Showtime.

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