USS Yorktown to appear on Showtime's Homeland

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Viewers of the Emmy Award winning show "Homeland" may notice a familiar Fighting Lady in the background of an upcoming episode.

The crew for "Homeland," which stars Claire Danes as a bipolar CIA officer, will visit Patriots Point Naval & MaritimeMuseum this week to film aboard the USS Yorktown. Officials with Patriots Point say the filming will not disrupt any daily visitors to theship.

"We're pleased theproducers of 'Homeland' selected the USS Yorktown as a location to film fortheir series," said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. "Thisseries will shine a national spotlight on Patriots Point and we're proud to bea part of this outstanding production."

The USS Yorktown has been featured in several productions, including "Tora! Tora! Tora!,"which recreated the attack on Pearl Harbor.{} The Yorktown was also featured in the TV series "Get Smart" in 1968 and onthe SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters" in 2012. Patriots Point has also been thebackdrop for several scenes for the Lifetime drama "Army Wives."