With that, let’s start to figure out just when Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and the rest of the cast could be back on Showtime once more with new episodes. The first possibility that we can rule out is a start date seemingly coming in the fall, which is when the first five seasons of the show aired. If that was going to happen, we figure that the show would have to be far deeper into the planning process than it is. Given that this is one of the best shows on the air, you don’t want to rush quality. At the earliest, we foresee Shameless staying on the air in the fall while Homeland ends up coming on the air once more in January or February.
Odds are, Showtime will reveal an official premiere date in either the late summer or the fall. They’ll want to start promoting it around then, hoping to see if they can keep the show from losing any more of its live+same day ratings. That decline is something that we did see happen for most of season 6 in comparison to past years of the show. (More than likely, it did make up any ratings differences during the week — this is often what happens when you have more and more viewers switching to streaming.)
For those who are already wondering, rest assured that this is not the final season of the show and with that, there is no immediate reason to worry. There will be a season 8 beyond this, and most signs indicate that this will be the end. Showtime series do tend to have a cap around season 8, given that very few of them do end up sticking around on the air beyond that. If one could make it to season 9 it’d be this one, but we don’t get the sense that this is something that the writers and producers are planning out, at least for the time being.
When do you want the Homeland season 7 premiere date to be, and what are you anticipating for the entirety of the series as a whole? Be sure to share some of your thoughts now with a comment!
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