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Anonymous Content Signs New ‘Dexter’ Villain Ray Stevenson

By | Friday September 28, 2012 @ 6:02pm PDT

The management company will represent the actor in all areas. As well as joining Anonymous Content, Ray Stevenson will continue to be repped by WME and Conway van Gelder Grant. The actor also joins Showtime’s Dexter this season as crime boss Isaac Sirko. Season seven of the serial killer series debuts this Sunday. Known for his role as Titus Pullo on two seasons of HBO’s Rome, Stevenson will also been seen in the upcoming Billy Bob Thornton-directed comedy Jayne Mansfield’s Car with Robert Duvall and Kevin Bacon. The actor will be appearing in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation. Originally scheduled to come out on June 29, the Jon Chu-directed action sequel was moved to March 29, 2013 in late May. In another sequel, Stevenson will be reprising his bearded role as Volstagg from 2010’s Thor for Thor: The Dark World. Volstagg is one of the God of Thunder’s close companions. The Marvel sequel comes out on November 8, 2013.

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Scott Buck Tapped As ‘Dexter’ Showrunner

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There will be a change at the helm of Showtime’s flagship drama Dexter for its upcoming sixth season. The series’ executive producer Scott Buck has been named new showrunner. He will succeed Chip Johannessen, who ran the show last season. Dexter‘s fifth season, which concluded on Sunday, ranks as the highest-rated season of the drama series to date, averaging more than 5 million viewers per week on TV and on-demand. And while Johannessen is well regarded, the feeling was that Buck, who had been on the show since the second season, serving as No.2 to Johannessen and previous showrunner Clyde Phillips, was ready to take the reins of the series, which landed several Golden Globe and SAG nominations this week. Buck also has had great rapport with the show’s writers, all of whom are returning next season. Buck joined Dexter at the beginning of Season 2 as a co-executive producer and was upped to executive producer at the beginning of Season 4. He has written or co-written the last three season finales, including the one that aired on Sunday. Before Dexter, WME-repped Buck was a writer/producer on HBO’s Six Feet Under.

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‘Dexter’ Finale Ratings On Par With Last Year

By | Monday December 13, 2010 @ 11:47am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Facing the monster football game on NBC, the finale of Dexter on Showtime drew 2.50 million viewers for the 9 PM telecast. That was down a fraction from last season’s finale (2.57 million), which  at the time became the most-watched episode of an original series in Showtime’s history, and up 11% from last week (2.26 million). The series, which was recently renewed for a sixths season, hit a season high two weeks ago with a 2.54 million. Including the 11 PM replay, Dexter averaged 2.9 million viewers last night vs. 3.1 million last year. Overall, Season 5 will rank as the highest-rated season of Dexter to date, averaging more than 5 million viewers per week on TV and on-demand. (Word of caution for those who haven’t seen the finale yet: some comments contain spoilers.) 
 

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Showtime Renews ‘Dexter’ For 6th Season

By | Monday December 6, 2010 @ 7:19am PST
Nellie Andreeva

No surprise here: Showtime this morning formally picked up its flagship series Dexter for a sixth season. There had been doubt whether the drama starring Michael C. Hall would be able to match the performance of its highly-rated Season 4 featuring John Lithgow, but Season 5, which wraps next week, has done very well, recently posting the show’s second-highest rated episode ever behind the Season 4 finale. Here is the announcement:

LOS ANGELES, CA — (December 6, 2010) — As season five of SHOWTIME’s  top-rated drama series DEXTER, starring Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael C. Hall, heads toward another powerful, suspense-filled finale on Sunday, December 12th at 9 PM ET/PT, the network has renewed the series for a sixth season.  The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks.  Season 6’s episodes will go into production next spring in Los Angeles.

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‘Dexter’ Posts Showtime’s Best Premiere

Nellie Andreeva

Broadcast wasn’t the only one debuting series last night. The fifth season premiere of Showtime’s flagship drama Dexter drew 1.8 million viewers, the series’ highest-rated debut to date and Showtime’s highest-rated original series premiere in 15 years. It was up 16% from last year’s opener but down from the show’s record-setting finale last season, which drew 2.6 million viewers. Including a rerun at 11 PM, the Dexter premiere last night was watched by a total of 2.3 million viewers, 22% up from last year. (Yet to come in are the ratings for HBO’s premieres of Bored to Death and Eastbound and Down last night.)

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EMMYS BACKSTAGE: John Lithgow

By | Sunday August 29, 2010 @ 8:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

“I’m old news,” deadpanned John Lithgow, who won the Guest Star in a Drama Series Emmy category for his stint on the Showtime drama Dexter. He found out he’d won at the Creative Emmys last week. “I’m loose as a goose. I found out this is the way to win an Emmy: win early.” Asked about his Dexter character Trinity, Lithgow said he loved playing him (“He was like a different character every week”), but wouldn’t miss him. “No, my character needed to die, no doubt about that.” Given his five Emmys, including 3 for the NBC comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun, one would think Lithgow is a prime target for TV series offers. “I’m not offered as much you would think or I would like,” he said. Lithgow also gave  a shout-out to President Barack Obama. “He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders,” Lithgow said. “His approval numbers may have fallen but not in my book. I’m huge supporter of his.”

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Hot TV Teaser Trailer: ‘Dexter’ Season 5

By | Friday July 23, 2010 @ 7:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Showtime just released the trailer for the upcoming fifth season of drama Dexter, which premiered to cheers at Comic-Con. Proceed cautiously if you have yet to watch Season 4:

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Peter Weller Joins Showtime’s ‘Dexter’

By | Monday July 12, 2010 @ 5:21pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Peter WellerEXCLUSIVE: Veteran screen and stage actor Peter Weller has joined the cast of Showtime’s hit drama Dexter. He will appear in eight of the 12 episodes from the show’s upcoming fifth season, playing a troubled Miami Metro police officer who gets caught up in an internal affairs investigation.  Production on season 5 is currently underway for a Sept. 26 premiere. Weller who recently guest-starred on Fringe, is probably best known for his title roles in the RoboCop movie franchise and in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. His co-star in that 1984 sci-fi comedy? John Lithgow, who had a major role on Dexter last season that earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy nom. Dexter received a total of 8 Emmy nominations last week, including best drama series and best lead actor in a drama series for Michael C. Hall. Weller is with APA and managers Craig Baumgarten and Bill Treusch.

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