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[03/14/14 - 12:15 PM]
Showtime(R) Elevates Nazanin Boniadi to Series Regular for "Homeland's" Highly-Anticipated Fourth Season
Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME(R) ELEVATES NAZANIN BONIADI TO SERIES REGULAR FOR "HOMELAND'S" HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FOURTH SEASON

LOS ANGELES - March 14, 2014 -SHOWTIME and Fox 21 announced today that acclaimed actress Nazanin Boniadi, who guest-starred in season three of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning drama HOMELAND, will return as a series regular for season four. Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Emmy and Tony(R) Award winner Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking. Like Carrie (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes), Fara shares a passion for justice and ends up enlisting her relatives in Tehran to help Carrie's secret mission in the final episodes of season three. Season four finds Fara in a key role working for Carrie at the CIA. The network's No. 1 rated series with seven million weekly viewers, HOMELAND begins production on season four this summer and will premiere in the fall on SHOWTIME.

Nazanin Boniadi currently guest stars in an 8 episode arc on Scandal. Her TV credits also include How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy and 24. On film, Boniadi appeared in The Next Three Days and Iron Man. She is also a human rights activist and an official spokesperson for Amnesty International USA.

HOMELAND tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a bi-polar CIA officer who plays by her own rules. At the end of last season Carrie, pregnant with the late Brody's (Damian Lewis) baby, along with her mentor Saul Berenson (Patinkin), brought a significant and much-needed win for the agency and country at large. HOMELAND tied for the most wins of any program at the 2012 Emmy Awards, honored with six wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series; and has garnered 11 Emmy nominations in 2013. Additionally, HOMELAND has been awarded Golden Globe Awards, SAG, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards. The series was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and based on the original Israeli series "Prisoners of War" by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa, Gordon and Raff, the executive producers for season four are Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Avi Nir and Ran Telem. The series is produced by FOX 21.





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[11/20/14 - 05:25 PM]
FOX Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates, Including "Glee's" Final 13-Episode Season
Also on tap are newcomers "World's Funniest Fails," "Backstrom," "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners."

[11/20/14 - 12:47 PM]
In Honor of World AIDS Day, Showtime(R) to Present "The Last One"
The documentary chronicles the history of The NAMES Project Foundation's AIDS Memorial Quilt.

[11/20/14 - 12:29 PM]
AMC Announces Two-Night Premiere Television Event to Launch New Drama Series "Better Call Saul"
"Saul" will debut on Sunday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m.

[11/20/14 - 12:15 PM]
"Museum Men" - H2(TM) Premieres Brand New Series Saturday, November 29 at 10pm ET
In the series, viewers will follow highly skilled craftsmen as they use their expertise to meticulously rebuild history in museums across the nation.

[11/20/14 - 12:09 PM]
"Worst Cooks in America" Back for Sixth Season of Culinary Boot Camp with Returning Chef Anne Burrell Competing for the First Time Against Chef Tyler Florence
The latest seven-episode series premieres Sunday, January 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Kohl's(R) Offer the "AMAS Backstage Live" on the Watch ABC App for Desktop and Mobile Devices
The "AMAs Backstage Live" on Watch ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast of the "2014 American Music Awards(R)".

[11/20/14 - 11:32 AM]
Jeff Fager Announces His Decision to Return to Role As Executive Producer of "60 Minutes" Full-Time and to Step Down from Post as Chairman of CBS News
At the same time, CBS announced that Fager has extended his term as Executive Producer of "60 Minutes" to early 2019.

[11/20/14 - 11:27 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Continues Dominance Against ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Nov. 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/20/14 - 11:13 AM]
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea to Perform "Booty" at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
They join 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[11/20/14 - 11:07 AM]
Eighth Annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research Begins December 3
Last year, Jimmy V Week raised a record $1.8 million, bringing the seven-year total of contributions to more than $8.2 million.

[11/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel to Air 36 Hours of Live Coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January 2015
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and continuing through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[11/20/14 - 11:00 AM]
TBS's "Cougar Town" Celebrates 100th Episode
Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence led a toast with cast members, including Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins and Ian Gomez.

[11/20/14 - 11:00 AM]
Investigation Discovery Turns the Pages of the Deadliest Stories with New Series -- "Murder Book" Premiering December 2
Stories are told in first-person interviews with the lead investigators as well as in the voice of veteran actor, Geoff Pierson.

[11/20/14 - 10:46 AM]
Video: New Promo for "Idol XIV" Returning with a Special, Two-Night, Three-Hour Premiere Event Wednesday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 8 on FOX
Check out the latest tease for the new season of the network's flagship reality series.

[11/20/14 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Sets Table for 2014 Edition of "Thanksgiving with Friends" Marathon, Plus "Seinfeld" Festivus Celebration
The marathon will include all 10 Thanksgiving episodes of "Friends," along with four bonus episodes focusing on dating troubles.