January 9, 2017

Showtime announced today at its Television Critics Association winter press tour presentation that The Affair has been renewed for a fourth season. The good news comes ahead of the critically-acclaimed drama's Season 3 finale, which airs later this month on January 29th.

The award-winning series has continued to be a strong performer for the cable network, drawing fairly consistent viewership and maintaining a generally positive reception from both critics and audiences.

The Affair, which stars Joshua Jackson, Dominic West, Maura Tierney, and Ruth Wilson, follows the emotional fallout of an extramarital relationship that ripped two marriages apart - and the crime that ends up bringing the involved parties together again. The series made its mark on the TV landscape in part by its use of storytelling through the conflicting perspectives of key characters.

No return date has been announced as of yet for Season 4, though a late 2017 premiere appears likely.