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Fall 2013 TV trends: 'Homeland'-inspired

Based on the Israeli series "Prisoners of War," "Homeland" stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent with bipolar disorder who suspects that U.S. Marine Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis) was turned by al-Qaida when he was held captive as a prisoner of war and now poses a threat to the United States. The show is not just widely acclaimed by critics; this psychological spy thriller attracted more than 1 million viewers for the original broadcast of its pilot episode, becoming Showtime's highest-rated drama premiere in eight years. At its height, it had more than 2 million viewers during its second season.

At the moment, "Homeland" seems unbeatable. Overseas, more than 2 million Brits watch it, and even President Obama is a fan. As the series winds up for the upcoming Emmys race in addition to its third-season premiere, it's apparent that its post-9/11 conspiracy theory terrorist themes have set a standard and a new trend with television producers.

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MSN TV's guide to fall TV: We examine 10 trends for the 2013-2014 TV season; in part 10, we look at the bevvy of new series inpsired by Showtime's hot hit and critic-favorite, "Homeland"