Just when you thought a huge leap forward for Homeland could be the biggest Showtime news of the day, in swoops the cable network with not one, but three future premieres. Not only will Shameless air two seasons in one year for the first time, but Masters of Sex and The Affair have their fall 2016 dates as well.

Per a conference call with network head David Nevins, Showtime confirmed today that Masters of Sex will kick off the fall season with a Season 4 premiere on Sunday, September 11 at 10:00 P.M. Meanwhile, having stepped in for Homeland Season 6 (now pushed to January 2017), Shameless Season 7 will premiere on Sunday, October 2 in the 9:00 P.M. slot.

Bringing up the rear, Season 3 of The Affair will premiere on November 20, in the 10:00 P.M. slot. The three-pronged fall premieres likely help Shameless to put more of Season 7 in the can before a premiere, given that Season 6 only aired a few short months ago.

It’s too early for footage of either Masters of Sex, Shameless or The Affair just yet, perhaps even for major casting announcements, but which returning show will have the most salacious run in fall 2016?

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