Showtime Sets Return Dates for The Affair, Billions & I'm Dying Up Here

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If you were looking for The Affair to debut with Homeland in February, we have some bad news for you. 

Showtime has announced the drama series will return for Season 4 on June 17 at 9/8c. 

Cafe His Way - The Affair Season 3 Episode 10

That means the show will have been off the air for almost 18 months when new episodes hit the air. It's certainly a longer than usual break between seasons for The Affair, but maybe it's a blessing in disguise. 

The Affair Season 3 lost focus, and the storytelling suffered as a result. The characters changed too much, and it felt rather forced. 

With production moving to Los Angeles to take advantage of a lucrative tax credit incentive, it's unclear what that means for the setting. 

Far Away Family - The Affair Season 3 Episode 10

Will the show be set in Los Angeles, or will it continue to be set in and around New York City? We will likely get more details on that down the line. 

The official description of Season 4 states that the characters will be “alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began,” according to the official description.

“Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good [in] a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.”

War Room - Billions

Speaking of premiere dates, the premium cable channel has confirmed that Billions Season 3 will make it to the air on March 25 at 10/9c. 

Finally, I'm Dying Up Here will bow Sunday, May 6 at 10/9c. 

What do you think of the delay for The Affair, TV Fanatics?

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Affair Quotes

Being alive is essentially a very lonely proposition. You have to mostly carry your pack alone. Nobody gets as much help as they need. But in marriage, things get less lonely, just a little, but it makes a big difference.


So what Shakespeare is trying to say is that perfect love cannot sustain in an imperfect world.