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TV This Week: September 30 - October 6: 'Homeland' on Showtime

September 26, 2012|By Matthew Cooper
  • Claire Danes in "Homeland" on Showtime.
Claire Danes in "Homeland" on Showtime. (Ronen Akerman / Showtime )

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This week's TV Movies  



Emmy winner Claire Danes, is a [redacted] and Emmy winner Damian Lewis is a [redacted] when the [redacted] espionage drama "Homeland" — also an Emmy winner — returns for its [redacted] season. Mandy Patinkin also [redacted]. (Showtime, 10 p.m.)

The devil made me buy this address: "Lost's" Terry O'Quinn is the ostensible owner of "666 Park Avenue," but the real landlord is … hmm, let's see. Who could it be? Satan?! Vanessa Williams also stars in this new supernatural drama. (ABC, 10 p.m.)


Traveling sisterhood: America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde take part in the two-night special "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." (KOCE, 9 p.m.; also. Tue.)


A seat at the Round Table (see Wed.), an Oscar for "Schindler's List," a place in the "Star Wars" saga and a recent career shift into full-blown action hero. Liam Neeson discusses his illustrious resume on "Inside the Actors Studio." (Bravo, 7 p.m.)


After the "Presidential Debate," harken ye back to a nobler time, when becoming a nation's leader was as easy as pulling a sword from a stone, in John Boorman's 1981 Arthurian fantasy "Excalibur." (various channels, 6 p.m.; Encore, 10:05 p.m.)


The TV-centric sitcom "30 Rock" and the Garden State-set reality series "Jersey Shore" begin their respective final seasons. Guess which one we'll miss once it's off the air? Here's a hint: It stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. (NBC, 8 p.m.; MTV, 10 p.m.)


Tinseltown types like Oliver Stone and Rob Reiner and Beltway insiders like James Carville and Fred Thompson talk about what happens when "Hollywood Goes to Washington" on a new edition of "A Night at the Movies." (TCM, 5 and 8 p.m.)


Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, and the rest of "The Muppets" made a heart-felt — Get it? Felt? Like the fabric? — return in this affectionate 2011 franchise reboot. Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Rashida Jones flesh out the cast. (Starz, 9 p.m.)

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