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DEXTER Gets Seasons
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Published at: Nov. 18, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

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Showtime’s salary negotiations with Michael C. Hall have been concluded and “Dexter” has been greenlit for two more seasons of tortured inner monologues.

Showtime entertainment president David Nevins told Deadline Hollywood the eighth will "likely" be the last for the double-entendre-happy serial killer.

Reps for Hall and the channel were likely keeping an eye on ratings for the current, sixth season:

Sundays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 2011
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses)
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8.1 (8.8) (9.3) (5.2) (6.6) (8.9) (7.7) (8.3)(10.0)(10.7) NBC Football
3.8 (3.8) (3.9) (4.0) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Once Upon A Time
3.4 (3.7) (4.0) (---) (---) (---) (3.0) (3.9) (---) (2.4) The Simpsons
3.2 (3.4) (3.1) (3.6) (3.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Walking Dead
3.1 (3.1) (3.2) (---) (---) (---) (3.5) (4.1) (---) (1.9) Family Guy
3.0 (2.8) (3.1) (3.0) (2.7) (2.8) (3.0) (3.2) (---) (---) Desperate Housewives
2.7 (2.7) (3.0) (2.7) (2.7) (2.8) (3.2) (3.0) (---) (---) Amazing Race
2.4 (2.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (2.7) (3.0) (---) (---) American Dad
2.1 (1.9) (2.2) (2.1) (2.4) (2.2) (2.4) (2.3) (1.1) (---) CSI Miami
2.1 (1.9) (4.1) (2.3) (1.7) (3.2) (3.5) (2.3) (2.9) (1.3) 60 Minutes
2.0 (2.1) (2.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Allen Gregory
2.0 (2.0) (2.0) (2.0) (2.1) (2.1) (2.2) (2.2) (1.1) (0.9) The Good Wife
1.8 (1.7) (1.8) (1.8) (1.8) (1.9) (2.6) (3.1) (---) (---) Pan Am
1.7 (---) (---) (1.5) (1.6) (1.4) (1.5) (---) (1.2) (1.2) AFH Videos
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1.5 (1.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Hell On Wheels
1.2 (1.2) (1.3) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) NASCAR
1.1 (1.2) (1.2) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Next Iron Chef
1.0 (1.1) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) (1.2) (1.1) (1.3) (---) (---) Boardwalk Empire
1.0 (1.0) (0.8) (0.9) (0.7) (0.9) (1.1) (---) (---) (---) Dexter
1.0 (0.7) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (1.1) (1.2) (---) (---) Sister Wives
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0.8 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) How The Grinch
0.8 (---) (0.6) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (0.6) (0.5) (---) (---) Watch What Happens
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0.7 (---) (---) (0.9) (---) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) Iron Chef America
0.7 (0.6) (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (1.5) (0.8) (0.9) (---) (---) Kendra
0.6 (0.5) (0.6) (0.4) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) American Pickers
0.6 (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (---) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (---) Food Net Challenge
0.6 (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) Homeland
0.6 (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Talking Dead
0.5 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Crazy/Stephen King
0.5 (0.6) (---) (0.6) (---) (0.6) (---) (0.5) (---) (0.5) Good Luck Charlie
0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) Hung
0.5 (0.5) (0.7) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) (0.7) (1.0) (---) IRT Deadliest
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0.5 (0.4) (---) (0.6) (---) (0.6) (0.6) (---) (---) (---) Shake It Up
0.5 (---) (---) (---) (0.5) (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) Sweet Genius
0.4 (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Disaster DIY
0.4 (---) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (0.3) (---) (---) Holmes Inspection
0.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (0.3) (---) (0.3) House Hunters
0.4 (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) House Hunters Intl
0.3 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) For Rent

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  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    get him on the run allready

    by angrykirby.tk

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Im sick of this formulaic big bad shit

    by angrykirby.tk

    dexter should be getting himself out of jams every week like walter white but with more stabbing

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    no excitement this season

    by Nick Friesen

    This season has been a little boring. I'm disappointed they only kept the alter-ego brother brian for one episode. I'm not buying the relationship between Dexter and his son nor am I buying Debra as a lieutenant.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    this show is absolute shit

    by georgecauldron

    It's a great example of writers and producers extending something far past its lifeline. They don't know how long to stretch storylines. They have no grasp of the line between suspension of disbelief and utter stupidity. Fucking fail. Dexter had a great run but now it's a mockery of its former self.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    i'm still watching, though

    by georgecauldron

    It doesn't appear that the characters will make any significant transitions this season. Brian came back and it appeared that Dexter would go primal. Then he changed his mind halfway through the episode. Honestly, the Dexter writers had a great thing going but they have no idea how to advance the characters or the show itself. They're just treading water and collecting checks.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    What an amazing evolving show...

    by blhotz

    Showtime has done a superb job building, evolving, and entertaining with Dexter. Still easily head-and-heels above almost everything on today.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I want to Dexter get caught

    by Phategod2

    My vision for the final season Is just episodes of his trial and confrontations with all his co-workers, and it ends with LaGuerta getting all charges dropped for Dexter, or Dexter gets the death penalty and Deb sees his son kill an animal and she starts teaching him the same way her father taught Dexter.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I still love this show

    by Pete Michaelson

    This season has definitely been much slower-paced, but it's still damn good writing and I enjoy the hell out of it. The evolution of Dexter as a character has been fascinating.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Should have been five tight seasons

    by tomdolan04

    Instead of eight, like so many shows... <p> Series 1 and 2 = awesome. Season 3 = Good. Season 4 = good, excelled with Lithgow. Season 5 = Hmm...Okay. <p> Current season = not liking where the show is headed. Still good, but Hall is brilliant and with a few tweaks could be a classic run of seasons <p>

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    no problem with dexter

    by rakesh patel

    Dexter a tight show. I'm still guessing that Batista's sister is going to die this season. Something has to radically change though especially if it's two more years.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Great news for a (still) great show

    by memento108

    Season 4 was the best...season 5 was a letdown...but season 6 has been wonderful. So fucking thrilled we get 2 more.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Dexter has really just kind of shat all over itsself lately...

    by JethroBodine

    This show was always B+ material to begin with. Almost the kind of show that isn't bad enough to be called a "guilty pleasure" but not quite good enough to be "must see". Well now with this season it appears to have descended into the "who cares" territory. I have to really force myself to watch it. Mostly out of loyalty to the small enjoyment I got out of the first few seasons. If this show doesn't pick up the pace considerably and get itsself back on a firm footing, I will have to just stop watching it all together, and I suspect most of it's viewership will too. It had a good run, but I think it's overstayed it's welcome. It's sad, but I think it's going to be an example of a show that should have ended far earlier and on a good note, but didn't. Do they still show this thing on CBS?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Colour me disappointed.

    by blackwood

    I think I might be done, then. At least until it's actually over, and I can catch up all at once. I've gone over my issues with the past four seasons again and again. They don't know what they're doing. Dexter increasingly relies on magic coincidence instead of cold efficiency, and makes tons of mistakes all the time. Having a Big Bad each season is stupid. The series operates on sitcom logic, where by the end of each season everything is back to normal again and all the events are more-or-less forgotten -- no one learns or develops or grows. Except Deb. Is it entertaining, still, to a point? Yes. I call shenanigans on anyone who says this is one of the better shows on television. It's no longer smart or clever, it's obvious and dumb.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    that's really too bad

    by dagwood

    What was once an interesting premise is now laughable and BORING television. When will people learn to leave the audience wanting more???

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    They've turned Dexter into Data from "Star Trek"

    by Voice O. Reason

    This show's had a real problem with characterization this year. Dexter's now searching for what it means to be human instead of actually acting like a sociopath. I also don't get how all the police department characters can be so inexcusably incompetent at their jobs, such as Batista, Masuka, and Quinn, while Debra is portrayed as the only one with any brains. The 2 religious killers don't make any sense...for example Olmos's character was supposed to be some brilliant religious scholar working at a Christian institution but openly lived with a woman who was also one of his subordinates (and the same woman later has a one-night stand with Quinn), or devout Christian Colin Hanks sleeping with that waitress on the first date. (Yes, you could argue that devout Christian wouldn't be murderers either, but the duo seem to genuinely believed that God told them to.) The only person being portrayed believably is Mos Def's Brother Sam, although his religious lectures do feel really out of place.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Dexter is a lot like Dane Cook...

    by Andrew Coleman

    The show not the character. Remember when Cook was like really liked by everyone? When he started out it was really cool to like him so people just said he was great? Dexter is a lot like that. So good that first season but as it's gone along it's just shit. No one really wants to admit it which is fine it's hard to bash something you like. But come on this show is filled with plot holes and bull shit. Is it fun? Sure. But to me the writing isn't stronger than anything you'd see on Criminal Minds.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    This season, boring?

    by memento108

    What are you people watching? The show is always fun. No it's not in the top 5 shows on television...at least not anymore...but fuck. It's still good.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    jethrobodine, blackwood..

    by paul burnett

    ..spot on. i gave up on dexter 3 episodes in on this latest season here in the uk...sitcom plotting being the main reason, no matter what happens,nothing really has any consequence. the constant resets that occur in the scripts take away any drama or thrill. the books really blow by the way, even though they take chances..

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I'm only on the first season now...

    by Therawbeats

    and it's very cool, but isn't this too many??? I just can't see how this show can go EIGHT seasons. That's a hell of a lot for any show that's not a comedy.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I dunno if I'll make it.

    by _Maltheus_

    When Clyde Phillips announced his departure, I figure it would either be really good, because things were starting to get a bit stale, or really bad, figuring that he left because Showtime wanted to pussify the show. Then I heard they were giving the show to a writer from 24 and I figured its fate was sealed. 24 was perhaps the most repetitive, formulaic show on television. So I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that Dexter is following in its footsteps. I gave up on Weeds before the end. I suspect I won't have the patience to get through this garbage either (even though it was once my favorite show on tv). All the momentum that once shifted from HBO to Showtime has now shifted back.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Season 7 prediction...

    by Santien

    Dexter stays one step ahead of his cop buddies while hunting a serial killer.

  • I mean come on. The contrivances they've come up with to keep anyone from finding out about Dexter's serial killing just get more and more ridiculous. Enough set up. Let's see what happens when everyone finds out the truth about him.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Dexter is garbage.

    by Stifler's Mom

    Melodramatic pap with some of the worst overacting on television. Michael C. Hall's dialogue is so campy and sinister that I keep expecting him to grow a moustache and twirl it.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by JonJonB9

    Season 7 is gonna be the worst pile of filler shit EVER before stuff finally starts happening in s8.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT=DONE DEAL

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/netflix-picks-up-new-episodes-of-arrested-development/ Suck on this, naysayers.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    stiflers mom..

    by paul burnett

    .. close, he actually ties deborah to train tracks while batista falls of a clock tower... ...next week dexter and hiis dad move a piano up some fuckin stairs...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    still loving Dex, but...

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    No scripted drama should last beyond 5/6 seasons, its more than long enough to tell a great story and watch as the main characters change/develop.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    They need to bring this show to a head at some point.

    by The Outlander

    There is only so far you can go before the show looses' it's edge and maybe that has already happened. If they ended it with season 8 and used these next two seasons to give the show a big finale that would be a really good idea.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    voice o reason: Dexter has ALWAYS been like Data from TNG

    by Rebel Scumb

    and that is a good thing

  • Some people actually LIKE shows with characters they enjoy seeing to stick around for a lot of seasons. For me, Dexter is one of them. In fact, I actually like the show more now than I did when I started watching it. Not saying its better, just that I like it more. I'm more comfortable with everyone's motivations and back stories. I would certainly not complain if they ended it at season eight, but I'm very happy its going to go on at least that long. <p>

  • ...or that its all been about one big bad. Deb was promoted and is having a fucked up time of it, she broke up with Quinn after he proposed, LaGuerta and Batista are enemies now, LaGuerta and Deb are enemies, LaGuerta and Captain Matthews are enemies, Batista's sister is a regular character, Harrison is regularly playing into what Dexter's thoughts are about as he gets older, Mos Def played an Emmy worthy Brother Sam - bringing reformed Christianity and the question of forgiveness of sins into Dexter's life, Brother Sam was murdered and Dex took out his killer - even though Brother Sam told him to forgive, Masuka is playing musical interns - which is possibly going to lead someplace we have yet to understand, Big Brother Brian is back in Dex's head, Trinity comes back - maybe - but in Nebraska - so Dex and Brian take a road trip where Dex's sanity, or at least his grasp on reality, is clearly coming undone. All that and I haven't even mentioned Travis and Professor Gellar. And there's another new detective, too. Yeah, CLEARLY there is nothing happening on this show this season.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Dexter peaked with Season 2

    by slayme

    and season 4 with John Lithgow was quite good too. but this season is slowwww - something feels off. but i'll still watch - and will finish out the whole series - it's still good tv, just not as good as it has been.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Just like WEEDS---

    by dahauk--

    --DEXTER should be over.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    jaka

    by JonJonB9

    I'll tell you the problem with your little list there: dexter (the title character, "hero" of the show, the guy we ALL watch for) featured in like less than HALF of the stuff you mentioned. Deb? Quinn? Batista? LAGUERTA?!? I could scarcely give less of a fuck about those cardboard cut out non-entities. We've watched all of that shit, plus Tom Hanks' son flit back and forth ("I don't want to do this, I can't! oh yes I can! Oh but I musn't! Except that I must!") While they tout Edward James Olmos around like we didn't all fucking catch on by episode two that he's imaginary. Can't wait for THAT big reveal. So yeah you're right, it's not that nothing has happened. Just nothing INTERESTING that anyone should care about.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Dexter, Schmexter!

    by wtriker1701

    It's a fantastic show about our beloved serial killer and this season redeemes Dexter after that mediocre 5th season (though I loved the Lumen character). Spoilerish...? It's a guess... They showed us Brian Moser in Dexter's head unlike his father Harry. Brian interacted somehow with Dexter, helping with the fast food, carrying those body bags... What if? What if Dexter had the real serial killer in his hands - and Professor Gellar is in fact the imaginary friend of the Hanks character? They blindfolded the last victim and when she got free she talked about two different people... but what if that's all in Hanks' head? And he#s schizophrenic? Imagine that...

  • On Sundays or any other day

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Still love Dexter, but they ARE missing one thing...

    by Billyeveryteen

    What happened to that hot forensics psycho? I miss that cute little tease.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    wtriker1701 - duh!

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    I think most viewers figured out long ago that Edward James Olmos is all in Colin Hanks' head. Prof. Gellar must have been a real person who Travis killed and is now seeing as his own "Dark Passenger." The show's been sort of telegraphing that reveal since oh... the season premiere.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    jonjonb9 - EXACTLY

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Plenty of stuff's happened this season, just none of it's been interesting. The most interesting thing that happened was when Dexter's brother Brian showed up, and they promptly took care of that and put everything back to status quo by the end of the episode. I was thinking Dexter might actually be finally going off the rails, but *sigh* no, it's all back to business as usual. YAWN!

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    hanyoyo

    by tomdolan04

    "If people are bored with it, or don't like the character developments, storylines, writing, etc... go watch something else!" <p> I would usually agree - people wah waahing about Star Wars or something losing it 20 odd years ago etc. But with Dexter it's different - such brilliant flashes in the first two and forth season that it's so difficult to see it wallowing in mellowdrama and padding. The writing was on the wall since they squandered the epic potential of the series 4 finale with series 5 <p> With a concise eye, a consistent and dedicated showrunner throughout and the braveness to say 'you know, lets just give the audience five focused series instead of padding it out till it becomes unprofitable' then this could have been a legendary show. But as time progresses, the show is mimicking Dexter himself - started out keen, focused, minimal mistakes progressing towards a continually self doubting (i.e. ALL THE FUCKING TIME), inner monologue obsessed (i.e. look at the use of this in Series 1 to now and tell me there isn't an over abundance of it) parody that veers towards soap opera territory (I don't care about Batistas sodding family. Or Deb's latest relationship crisis. If I wanted Family Fortunes I'd go watch a million of the sodding dramas geared towards that. Dexter was different and now it's becoming the same)

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    loved the first two seasons

    by john

    loved season 4 but the show has overstayed its welcome....

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    If you have seen the first four seasons...

    by gboybama

    and you like this sixth season just as much.... You might ride the short bus. The convenient coincidences and plot contrivances have robbed the show of any life. Writers : CHANGE THE PARADIGM of the show. Take a chance, do your job! Stop writing like this is a Lifetime special.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    In Head Olmos gotta eat

    by proevad

    Hope he is in every episode from now on--along with In Head Crockett and In Head Tubbs.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I Love This Show But Next Season Should Be The Last!!

    by Solomon Kane

    Deb should discover Dexter has a dark passenger and Dexter should be arrested. Perhaps we will discover Lundy knew more than he let on, and Dexter will perhaps be recruited to do work covertly for the CIA or FBI. In the words of Major Payne - surely somebody somewhere needs some killin'! And Dexter is the man for the job...

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I hate the term Dark Passenger

    by proevad

    since half the user names on the internet are named that now.

  • HA HA HA! There's a LOT of us who are starting to not like it anymore. Thanks for the tip. So I guess we'll just stop watching it or go watch something else and the ratings will go into the toilet and WHOOOPS there goes your favorite TV show. Good move chessplayer! Have fun watching re-runs. Which is basically what Dexter has turned into. Same shit different week. Not that you'd notice or anything.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I want to see Dexter in prison...

    by I Hope You Die

    Opening dialogue: "I thought being in prison would be a bad turn of events. But instead I find myself surrounded by men who deserve my table and every last one has been found guilty. I feel like a fat kid at a buffet." The whole season is him shanking people.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Love Dexter

    by Hipshot

    People who hate it are folks who want him to go off the reservation. The show is about a man trying to walk a tightrope. While this season has been slow, I have every hope that they are building to something worthwhile, and the last two episodes have been seriously good. Dexter as a man with two spirits fighting for his soul (father and brother) is a great device, and if they go two more seasons, I can see him evolving nicely. Love him struggling to have a family, and find a place in the world.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    hipshot

    by tomdolan04

    The tightrope thing - theres only so long you can cocktease an audience before you want to see something...more

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    and i mean that in context of me

    by tomdolan04

    liking a slowburn. But Dexters character is symbolic of the common average joe wanting vigilante justice. Hall plays it so well. Its disappointing the writers play it so conventional with perhaps the least conventional character premise in current televised drama in the world today. And thats a big statement I feel is with merit

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Good news everybody

    by SID 8.0

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Jethro

    by thound3

    "There's a LOT of us who are starting to not like it anymore"<p> LOS ANGELES, CA — (November 18, 2011)<p> The Emmy®-nominated DEXTER opened its sixth season in October and continues to earn impressive ratings, most recently delivering its fifth consecutive week of growth. Season-to-date, the series is averaging 5.12 million weekly viewers on all platforms (including On Demand, replays and DVR), making it the highest rated season yet.<p> You were saying numbskull?<p>

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 4:21 a.m. CST

    "“Dexter” has been greenlit for two more seasons" YAY!!!

    by AsimovLives

    I have a friend who will be delighted wiht this news. He is a Dexter junkie, and it was him to get all of us hooked on the show. By the way, i watched the episode "Nebraska" and fuck knows why there are peoplewho hate it.Sjure, it's not the strongest Dexter episode ever, but to quote from Debra Dexter, fo rfuck's sakes what the fuck makes your ass go so fucking thighfuck on the episode! Fuck if i know what the fuck is that all fucking about!

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 4:23 a.m. CST

    i wish i see more of Dexter's brother in the rest of the season.

    by AsimovLives

    I always liked that actor.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    thound3

    by JethroBodine

    So the more mainstream people who like it the better it gets hunh? Why don't you sit back and watch American idol or something? Seriously. The "us" I was speaking of are people who actually appreciate good drama and story telling. What the rest of the pedantic world watches isn't of my concern. AICN while open to everyone caters to film and genre fans, and that is the "us" to whom which I was referring to. You have clearly outed yourself as being more of the People Magazine/Entertainment Tonight crowd. Go join the forums on TMZ, and leave the drama/film appeciation to people who get it.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Hopefully seasons 7 and 8 are better than 6

    by Yeti

    It's been really "meh" this year. The whole "faith" based story arc has been a bit of a bust IMO.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    tomdolan

    by Hipshot

    That's true, of course. But serial killers have gone decades without detection. Whole lives. I understand getting dissatisfied, and wanting a serious change in the show. For me, as long as they legitimately explore the line between humanity and monstrosity, as long as he is a feeling being convinced he is a sociopath...I'm gonna watch. When they get it right, his story is universal.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    True enough hipshot, but...

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Those real life serial killers weren't blood splatter analysts who worked with cops. Sometimes I wonder who's dumber: the cops who work with Dexter, or the reporters who work at the Daily Planet.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Actually, mrkoletmelive

    by Hipshot

    I'd think the fact that he's a blood spatter expert working with cops gives him a huge advantage: access to information, knowing their processes and personalities, ability to disrupt and mislead investigations... It's about perfect, really. But of course, your mileage may vary.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Here's what I'd really love to see next season...

    by I Hope You Die

    Something happens to somebody Debra cares about and soon after Dexter finds a file full of details on the suspect sitting in his car. Turns out Debra really figured out who Dexter was at the end of Season 5 when she let Dexter and Lumen go but has avoided addressing the issue until she needs Dexter to discreetly "take care" of someone. The shock of knowing who he is was tempered by the fact that she'd long ago considered the possibility (in season 2, for example) and had concluded she'd stand by him regardless. That'd make the whole thing seem a little less ridiculous.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    the way i see this show ending is...

    by JaredP

    dexter finally giving into his dark passenger and killing innocent people and being hunted down and killed by debra. thats what the final two seasons should be. when are the writers finally going to realize dex is every bit as evil as the people hes killing

  • If you don't like the fucking show, stop watching it. You are all just trolls! After tonight's episode, the same lot of you will come on here and bitch about it. If you hate the series that much, why the fuck do you keep watching it? Look at yourselves. Look in the mirror. Think long and hard about your own originality. Think about the hard work and dedication that I am glad some people still utilize to make decent escapist television. Now look back in the mirror, and ask yourself if you could write better stories, and better characters and plotlines. Didn't think so.Being unemployed and living with mom and dad really doesn't give any of you the right to bitch about anything.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    jonjonb9 - to each their own

    by Jaka

    There are obviously many different, varying and divisive opinions regarding this show. In your opinion its not interesting, in my opinion it is. Obviously the ratings are solid enough this season for Showtime to give it a two season renewal. That makes me excited, sorry it doesn't do the same for you.

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    jaredp

    by Hipshot

    Ummm...don't you mean "when will the writers agree with me that Dexter is just as evil as the people he is killing"? Clearly, there is a difference of opinion abut that. That, in fact, the entire show is about examining the nature of evil. Some, like you , believe it is in the actions (killing is killing, regardless of motivations or context). Some, like me, believe that some killing is murder, some is self-defense, some is justifiable...even if society disagrees. It is that tension that creates the show.

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    How did they make this season worse that last season?

    by FrodoFraggins

    It's incomprehensible to me. they dumped last years showrunner and ended up with an even worse one.