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Showtime reveals 'Dexter' and 'Homeland' return date

Michael C. Hall as Dexter (Season 6) - Photo: Courtesy of SHOWTIME - Photo ID: dexter_gal6_PR02_BreakTime

Showtime has set Sept. 30 for the return of its dramas "Dexter" and "Homeland."

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The seventh season of "Dexter," starring Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall, will begin the evening at 9 p.m. The sophomore season of "Homeland," the recent Golden Globe winner for best TV drama, follows at 10 p.m.

Both have scored well for the premium cable network. "Dexter" stands as Showtime’s top-rated series, averaging 5.5 million viewers in its sixth season across all platforms.

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"Homeland," starring Globe winner Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, averaged 4.4 million viewers during its freshman season. Its finale audience of 5 million viewers is Showtime’s most-watched season ender for a freshman series.

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