NuvoTV Lands Basic Cable Rights To ‘Dexter’ As Series’ Syndie Rollout Continues

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 1:09pm PST

dexter7NuvoTV will begin airing Dexter beginning January 13, 2014 — airing uncut all eight seasons of the serial killer drama that ended its original run on Showtime in September with record viewership numbers. The content licensing agreement unveiled today … Read More »

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Netflix Sets Streaming Deal For ‘Dexter’ Starting On Halloween

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 9:58am PDT

Just in time for Halloween — and two days after Ted Sarandos’ throwdown with theater ownersNetflix has struck a deal with CBS to stream Showtime‘s serial killer drama Read More »

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Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ Series Finale & ‘Ray Donovan’ Season Ender Hit Highs

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 12:35pm PDT

Neither took anything home during last night’s Emmy Awards but it was a big night on Showtime for veteran Dexter and freshman Ray Donovan, which wasn’t actually eligible for the TV award … Read More »

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TCA: Scott Buck Inks Overall Deal With Showtime, To Shepherd ‘Dexter’ Spinoff?

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 1:55pm PDT
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Dexter showrunner Scott Buck is staying in business with Showtime. At TCA today, the pay cable network announced that it has signed a rare overall deal with Buck for new … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Dexter’ Says Goodbye To Confab As Panelist Vows “Revenge”

By | Thursday July 18, 2013 @ 7:45pm PDT

It was a wake for a serial killer as Comic-Con bid farewell to Dexter tonight in the huge Hall H. With the confab fave and Showtime flagship series in its eighth and final season, producers and cast said they still haven’t gotten their heads around the show being over. “I don’t think everyone has processed it yet,” executive producer Sara Colleton said today. “I don’t think it’s hit any of us that it is over,” she added. Panelists revealed that filming on the last episode wrapped last week. Dexter Morgan himself, Michael C. Hall, said he didn’t think the end of the show would hit him for at least six months. Having said that, despite numerous probing attempts from the audience in their questions, nothing was really revealed about how the show will end. What was revealed is that Dexter is going to be on sale this fall. It was announced from the panel that the final season of Dexter would be available on DVD and Blu-ray on November 5, as will a full-series box set. Season 8 debuted June 30 on Showtime with a record-breaking 2.4 million viewers. The premiere continued Dexter’s unbroken season opener ratings growth since its 2006 debut. “In 25 years there will be a new series called Harrison and Dexter will have died and I will be his dead internalized father,” joked Hall to the almost-standing-room-only hall about a spinoff series based on the character’s son.

Related: David Nevins On Ending ‘Dexter’ & A Potential Spinoff

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‘Ray Donovan’ Grows In Week 2 — A Showtime First

By | Monday July 8, 2013 @ 12:26pm PDT

Freshman Showtime series Ray Donovan increased on its premiere week numbers in Week 2. That’s a first for a new drama on the pay cabler. Sunday night’s episode clocked 1.56 million viewers at 10 PM, … Read More »

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‘Ray Donovan’ Sets Record For Showtime Debut, ‘Dexter’ Snags Premiere High

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 11:50am PDT

Showtime’s Ray Donovan had the biggest original series debut in the cable network’s history last night with 1.35 million viewers at 10 PM. The LA fixer series starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight was up from … Read More »

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‘Dexter’s Michael C. Hall Lands Lead In Jim Mickle-Helmed Indie ‘Cold In July’

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Michael C. Hall, whose final season as Showtime’s signature serial killer Dexter starts June 30, has just landed the lead role in Cold In July. That’s the feature adaptation of the Joe Lansdale cult novel that … Read More »

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Hot TV Teaser: ‘Dexter’ Season 8

By | Friday May 17, 2013 @ 2:35pm PDT

Showtime’s Dexter debuts its eighth and final season on June 30 (although network president David Nevins has floated the possibility of spinoffs). Teasers have promised that the serial killer show’s farewell season “isn’t going to be pretty.” Check out the just-released Season 8 trailer:

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Showtime’s David Nevins On The Decision To End ‘Dexter’ & Potential Spinoff Series

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 2:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Yesterday’s official announcement that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be its last was two years in the making. When Showtime gave the veteran drama a two-year renewal in 2011, the network’s entertainment president David Nevins noted that that was likely going to be the end. “We wanted to leave open the possibility for a change if something creatively came up,” Nevins said in an interview today. “Once we ended last season and did some of the creative conversations between seasons, it became clear the time was right (to end the series).” There was no point over the past two years where extending Dexter beyond Season 8 was seriously considered. And the “basic end game scenario” sketched going into Season 7, has remained pretty much intact, Nevins said. While made before Season 8 went into production, the decision was kept quiet (save for CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves’ slip) to make the official announcement closer to the season premiere date.

While Dexter will end with the upcoming eighth season, that won’t necessarily be the end of the franchise, with a spinoff series a possibility. “There are all sorts of possibilities,” Nevins said, adding that “all kinds of ideas have been discussed but there is nothing happening right now.” There are no plans to use any of the episodes in the upcoming season of Dexter to set up a potential spinoff, and no Dexter cast members have deals for potential off-shoot series. “This season is about this season playing out the trajectory of the Dexter character,” Nevins said. Read More »

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It’s Official: ‘Dexter’s Eighth Season Will Be Its Last – Video

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 1:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Showtime today finally confirmed that its flagship drama Dexter will end its run with its upcoming eighth season. “When it debuted in 2006, Dexter redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries … Read More »

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TV Teaser: ‘Dexter’ Season 8

By | Saturday April 6, 2013 @ 12:30pm PDT

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Showtime series heads into its eighth season June 30. Sean Patrick Flanery joins the cast in for what’s expected to be Dexter‘s final season. This new teaser promises “it isn’t going to be pretty”:

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Les Moonves: Season 8 Of Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ Will Be Its Last

By | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 9:52pm PST

In his call to investors today CBS head Les Moonves referred to the upcoming eighth season of Showtime’s Dexter as its “last season”, supporting speculation that the series is approaching its end. … Read More »

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Aimee Garcia Upped To Regular On ‘Dexter’

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Aimee Garcia (Trauma) has been promoted to a series regular on the Showtime drama Dexter. She will reprise her recurring role as young graduate student Jamie Batista, Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) nanny and Angel Batista’s … Read More »

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Sean Patrick Flanery Joins ‘Dexter’ Cast

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 9:20am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Patrick Flanery has been tapped for a major recurring role on the upcoming eighth season of Showtime‘s hit serial killer drama Dexter. He will play Jacob Elroy, the ex-cop owner of a private … Read More »

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Showtime’s David Nevins On End Game For ‘Dexter’, ‘Californication’ & ‘Homeland’: TCA

By | Saturday January 12, 2013 @ 3:03pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

With Dexter headed into Season 8 and Californication into Season 6, attention understandably is focused on Showtime’s plans for ending the two series. Both series have found a second wind, hitting some of their best ratings in their … Read More »

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Showtime’s 2013 Schedule: ‘Dexter’ Moves To Summer, Will Launch ‘Ray Donovan’; ‘Homeland’ Paired With ‘Masters Of Sex’

By | Saturday January 12, 2013 @ 2:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

At TCA today, Showtime entertainment president David Nevins laid out the pay cable network’s scheduling plans for the rest of 2013. The biggest change is the decision to separate veteran Dexter and Homeland, which have been paired since Homeland‘s launch in fall 2011, helping both shows break ratings records. “Dexter has proved incredibly valuable as a launch pad for Homeland,” Nevins said. “Our plan is to harness (the success) and use the shows to launch the next generation of Showtime drama series.”

Related: It’s Official: Showtime Lands Horror Drama From ‘Skyfall’s John Logan & Sam Mendes

Dexter will get on the air earlier than usual, on June 30 at 9 PM, serving as a lead-in for new crime drama Ray Donovan. The early return has not affected production on Dexter. “There is no less production time, just a little less vacation time between the seasons,” Nevins dais, adding that the drama’s producers and cast had gotten enough lead time to adjust to the scheduling change.

On Sept. 29, “we are employing our crown jewel Homeland to launch Masters Of Sex,” Showtime’s new drama about real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Nevins said.

Here are month-by-month highlights of Showtime’s original programming slate for the rest of 2013: Read More »

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Showtime CEO Says Hit Series Help Validate Strategy: Video

By | Monday December 17, 2012 @ 2:01pm PST

“Everyone was writing our obituary” a few years ago when Showtime cut back on theatrical films and filled more air time with original shows, CEO Matt Blank tells Bloomberg Television today. But with shows such as Dexter and Homeland setting ratings records at the network, and movies becoming … Read More »

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‘Homeland’ And ‘Dexter’ Finales Hit Series Highs

By | Monday December 17, 2012 @ 1:54pm PST

Showtime’s Dexter and Homeland delivered more record-breaking ratings Sunday with their season finales. Dexter’s seventh-season ender drew 2.75 million viewers at 9 PM, the highest-rated episode ever for a Showtime original series. That’s up 23% from the original … Read More »

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