Homeland: Showtime Green Lights Third Season Of Claire Danes Drama

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Claire Danes and Damien Lewis in 'Homeland' -- Showtime

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Claire Danes and Damien Lewis in 'Homeland' -- Showtime

"Homeland" is coming back for a third season.

Showtime confirmed the Emmy award-winning drama will be back for another 12-episode new season.

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No airdate was announced, but the show started its first and second seasons in the fall.

At the 2012 Emmys, the show picked up six awards, including Outstanding Drama series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes and Outstanding Actor, for Damien Lewis.

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SPOILER! The show surprised viewers this weekend with a dramatic twist in the narrative. Former CIA agent Carrie Matheson (Claire) confronted Congressman Nicholas Brody and revealed the government was aware he had been turned and he previously planned to blow up the Vice President. Brody was arrested at the end of the episode.

The exciting plot twists have caught the attention of celebrity fans, who raved on Sunday night on Twitter about the show.

"Homeland Annnd Walking dead in one night!!! Stimulation overload! I couldn't sleep!" new mom Hilary Duff Tweeted.

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Mindy Kaling wrote, "Homeland is so good. I wish Carrie was my weird super-intense friend."

Former "Bachelorette" star Emily Maynard Tweeted, "I'm officially obsessed with @SHO_Homeland Did yall watch last night?? I'm DYING! What do you think is going to happen??"

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Mia Farrow wrote, "Sleep deprived. Caught up on Homeland this week. Riveting."

And Olivia Wilde wrote that she just joined the fan club, Tweeting, "Well it finally happened. I watched Homeland. Goodbye, outside world."

-- Jolie Lash

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