Scandal Beauty Becomes Regular on Homeland

Nazanin Boniadi will return to Season 4 of Homeland as a series regular.  Last year, Boniadi recurred on the Showtime spy drama as a Far Sherazi, a CIA analyst with a vast knowledge of international banking. 
Fara will still be working for the CIA in the upcoming season, although she will now report to Carrie (Claire Danes). 

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Surprise Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin With Former Flames

Last December, Homeland star Mandy Patinkin appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, where the hosts had a little treat for him. They relayed a woman named Sandy had written them, saying she was Patinkin’s first kiss! 
The Broadway vet looked delighted to hear about his childhood sweetheart, and admitted to trying to find her in the past.  After the show, he got her information. 

Shameless and House of Lies to Return on Showtime

Long live the Gallaghers! Showtime has ordered additional seasons of Shameless and House of Lies.  Each will return in winter 2015 with 12 new episodes. 
Shameless, in its fourth season, is currently having it highest-rated run to date. The drama averages 5.5 million viewers, while House of Lies is holding steady with 3 million viewers weekly. 

Brothers & Sisters Alum Enters House of Lies

Balthazar Getty will guest star on an upcoming episode of Showtime’s House of Lies.  The Brothers & Sisters alum is set to play a wealthy hedge fund owner who’ll interact with Marissa (guest star Eliza Coupe). The third season of House of Lies will premiere January 12 at 10 pm EST. 
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