Showtime renews ‘Homeland’

A scene from

A scene from “Homeland” showing Claire Danes as a CIA agent walking around in “Beirut,” which was shot in Tel Aviv, as some Hebrew artifacts can be seen on the right side of the photo. (Showtime)

Fans of the Showtime series “Homeland” can look forward to a fourth season of the Emmy-winning CIA thriller.

While “Homeland” is currently the network’s top-ranked series, there has been grumbling about this season not measuring up. Which makes us wonder, will there be enough juice for a whole new batch of episodes? After all, “Hatufim” (aka “Prisoners of War”), the Israeli show on which “Homeland” is based, only lasted two seasons.

Hopefully they’ll turn things around and avoid disappointing the 6.5 million viewers who have tuned in for the first three episodes of season three. No pressure there or anything.

Jana Banin is the blogger for 6 Degrees No Bacon.