It looks like the story of Alison Bailey and Noah Holloway will continue to live on after all, with “The Affair” being renewed for a fourth season by Showtime, the network announced Monday.

Created by Sarah Treem, the series which explores the fallout of an affair between a married man and a married woman, stars Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Joshua Jackson, Maura Tierney, and more, and is currently in the midst of rounding out its third season. The announcement was made today by the network during the winter TV press tour.

Famous for its unique he-said, she-said narrative style (each episode is split up into two halves, each from the perspective of a different character), the series was an awards darling when it first premiered in 2014, with its stars and writers receiving critical acclaim right out of the gate. Since then, however, the series has fallen more and more off of the radar in its subsequent seasons and has been on the receiving end of increasingly harsher criticisms from viewers and critics alike the longer it has gone on.

Still, though, it looks like Showtime won’t be breaking up with “The Affair” for at least one more season, and stays in line with the network’s past tendencies to stick with their TV veterans, even through some of their rougher, and less successful seasons.

“The Affair” will air its season three finale in three weeks.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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