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Showtime's Dexter has been renewed for a sixth season, the network announced Monday.

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"Dexter is the best suspense drama on television," David Nevins, the premium cable network's entertainment head, said in a statement. "To grow its audience so significantly in its fifth season is an enormous accomplishment by this amazing cast and crew. This is the easiest decision I've made since I got to Showtime."

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Dexter — which stars Michael C. Hall as a blood-spatter analyst by day, serial killer by night — has won four Emmys and two Golden Globes as well as a Peabody award.

The Season 5 finale airs Sunday at 9/8c. Production on Season 6 will begin in the spring.