Showtime Renews Masters of Sex, Homeland

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson and Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters in Masters of Sex (season 1, episode 5) - Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: MastersofSex_105_3242 Photo: Michael Desmond Photography/Copyright, Showtime, LLC All rights reserved

Showtime has renewed Masters of Sex and Homeland for another season each, the network announced today. Good news! Well, good news for Masters of Sex, which is finding its groove so to speak. Less good news for Homeland, which seems to be struggling to keep up its narrative in the face of season upon season. You know what would be ballsy and wonderful? For Showtime to say next season would be the last season of Homeland, so the show could appropriately mete out its remaining intensity and drive toward a specific conclusion. That will, of course, not happen — this is the network that dragged Dexter out for infinity years — but it's nice to dream.