TV Buzz: ‘Homeland’ Renewed for Season 3; Jesse James’ New Discovery Show Gets Premiere Date

Lauren DiMascio / October 22, 2012

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To no one’s surprise, Showtime has renewed the Best Drama Emmy winner, Homeland, for Season 3. The show starring Damian Lewis and Claire Danes garnered its best ratings ever last night. Season 2’s fourth episode had a record 1.75 million viewers. Multi-platform stats including DVR and On Demand viewings have increased the total amount of viewers to 5.7 million for its Sept. 30 premiere. Production on Season 3 will begin in Spring 2013. [Showtime]

A familiar face will be showing up on The CW’s Supernatural this season. Actor Jon Gries, who appeared on the Season 5 episode, “Sam, Interrupted,” as Martin Creaser will be back in Season 8’s “Citizen Fang.” Sam (Jared Padalecki) will alsk Martin to keep watch over vampire Benny (Ty Olsson) after there are some mysterious deaths in Benny’s hometown. [Zap2it]

President Barack Obama will be taking a seat on Jay Leno’s couch on Wednesday night. This will be the president’s fifth time on The Tonight Show since taking office. Obama has recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman and The Daily Show. The Tonight Show airs on NBC at 11:35 PM. [AP]

Jesse James is teaming up with the Discovery Channel for a new series, Jesse James – Outlaw Garage. The show will feature the bad boy in his new business venture at the Austin Speed Shop in Texas. As part owner of the shop, he will attempt to take his employees to the next level in making their shop the best in the country. The show premieres Monday, Nov. 5 at 10 PM on the Discovery Channel. [Discovery]

Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt will pop up on the NBC drama, Parenthood, for one episode. Brandt will play the ex-wife of Ray Romano’s Hank Rizzoli. Hank was last seen kissing Sarah (Lauren Graham) on the emotional show. No airdate has been set for her episode. [TV Guide]

FOX has ordered more episodes of both Raising Hope and New Girl. Raising Hope’s full season will now total 24 episodes instead of the initial 22-episode order. Star Lucas Neff tweeted the announcement. Sophomore comedy New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel will also air 24 episodes now. [THR]

The Critics Choice Movie Awards will be broadcast live this year on The CW. Nominees for the 18th annual awards show will be announced Dec. 11. The show will air live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at 8 PM. [The CW]

WE TV has given the greenlight to a new original series, Obsessed with the Dress, which gives viewers a peek into former beauty queen Michele Strom’s dress shop, The Winning Crown, where clients shop for the perfect dress which may increase their chance at a crown. WE also announced it has renewed Kendra on Top and L.A. Hair for their second seasons. All three series will premiere in 2013. [WE]

Dance duo, DJ’s Mix – Jaycee, 9 and Dylynn, 10 –  have won Disney Channel’s “Make Your Mark: Shake it Up Dance Off.” The duo were chosen from more than 90,000 online dance video submissions and will appear on an upcoming episode of Shake It Up. [Disney Channel]

ABC’s Sunday Night lineup was up in the ratings last night. Once Upon a Time rose to 9.7 million viewers up three tenths of a point in the ad-coveted 18-49 demographic. Meanwhile, Revenge and 666 Park Avenue showed 8 percent and 20 percent climbs respectively. NBC won the night with 15.6 million viewers for Sunday Night Football. CBS’ Sunday lineup, delayed because of football, was down for The Amazing Race and up slightly for The Good Wife. [TV Guide]

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