Question: Surprisingly, I have quite enjoyed the edited version of Dexter on CBS. What a darkly mesmerizing show and performance by Michael C. Hall! Now that the strike is over and TV is back, are there any plans for the second season to air on CBS? I figure it's probably a long shot, but it's the only place I'm going to get Dexter and so I'm trying to stay optimistic.
Answer: I agree that it's probably a long shot, but you never know. I doubt CBS would have put Dexter in its own prime time in the first place if the strike hadn't opened up so many holes on the schedule. But I see it as a win-win for the show, and possibly for Showtime, because the awareness of Dexter has increased quite a bit (if my mail is any indication) and the appetite to see more is clearly out there. But unless you take the plunge to get Showtime (or find a friend who gets it), you'll probably have to get your next fix of Dexter by renting the next seasons on DVD as they come out ...
Dexter Season 2 by Jill Greenberg/Showtime
New releases announced today, March 22:Dexter - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out August 19 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Dexter by Christian Weber/Showtime
In one of the more surprising creative partnerships in recent memory, Showtime/CBS' dark Dexter will become a video game, thanks to the minds at Mark Ecko Entertainment.With a lead cop character who goes after serial killers himself, Dexter is tough enough to imagine as a video game. But the series, which is now enjoying major net audiences after its jump to the Eye, is an even bigger enigma in its game guise with input from the Ecko franchise. Mark Ecko, you may recall, not only popularized the ubiquitous mid-1990s rugby shirt among hip-hop fans and artists, but also helped bring hip-hop style to the masses, with labels that now include lines like G-Unit Clothing.The announcement raises more questions than it answers. Does the collabo mean that 50 Cent will make a cameo in the game? That instead of Latin music in the series' Miami b-roll, we'll get hip-hop? Or that Dexter will have to assume an alias, like DJ Dex (get it? Decks?) and trade his khakis for hipper threads? How do you ...
Question: During the strike, I had the chance to watch Dexter on DVD, and I have to say I was kind of disappointed after all of the critical raves. Don't get me wrong, I watched multiple episodes at a time and enjoyed the premise, the character of Dexter, the cinematography and the acting... for the most part. That's what ruined it for me. From the first episode, I thought there were a few weak performances — most notably his sister, Lt. Laguerta and Sgt. Doakes, although the former two progressed along the way. The actor who plays Doakes, however, made me cringe every time he was on-screen, to the point where I had to force myself not to fast-forward through those scenes. There were multiple points in each episode where I hoped that his character would be killed off. None of the reviews I read after watching the show mentioned this issue, and I've desperately searched for validation. Now that it's airing on CBS (which I haven't caught), I wonder if you've gotten other mail regarding ...
Question: While I have read the books, I'd never seen Dexter before as I'm not a Showtime subscriber. So I was ecstatic when CBS launched it in reruns. And the show was amazing! But now the Parents Television Council is trying to get CBS to take it off the air. It's not a family show and I agree that it's not appropriate for children. But it airs at 10 pm/ET, so if any kids are up watching television at that time of night, shouldn't their parents be responsible for saying, "No, you can't watch this"? Is there an anti-PTC out there that I can join up with and flood CBS with letters about how much I love Dexter and can't wait to watch more? Help me, Matt. I'm just trying to enjoy watching TV!
Answer: Terry, we are all anti-PTC who believe in freedom of expression, the right of every viewer to choose for themselves what they want to watch and the right of network TV to push the adult envelope with risky, challenging — and, yes, even offensive to some — content as long as it is labeled with
Daniel Cerone by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com
Going from bloodbaths to cash flow, Dexter showrunner Daniel Cerone is making a move to ABC, as an exec producer on Dirty Sexy Money. It's part of a deal he made with the studio to develop new projects.... For those lucky folks planning to attend their National Association of Broadcasters' April conference, you might just get to hear Lost chiefs Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse discuss digital spin-off plans for their ABC series.... The dynamic duo that gave us The Simple Life will now beget Web series for Ripe Digital. First up? Model Dating: Hawaii, in which models date viewers who write in so get in line! Anna Dimond
Michael C. Hall in Dexter by Peter Iovino/(c)2007 Showtime/CBS
The Parents Television Council has recently had a bone to pick with Dexter on CBS, but now it's filing a complaint against yet another show: NBC's Las Vegas.Despite the fact that the series has likely ended, the organization still filed a complaint with the FCC following the airing of the show's Feb. 15 episode. In the ep, three partially nude women are seen in the shadows on security monitors. The Council, whose complaint comes on the heels of the ABC pay-out for a similar FCC issue, accuses NBC of testing the FCC's "resolve to fine stations for violating broadcast indecency laws," as well as maligns the show's airtime, which was at 9 pm in central and mountain zones, and at 10 pm elsewhere. NBC has not yet responded.The PTC's sentiments about Vegas follows the latest episode in a similar campaign against CBS, with whom the group is dissatisfied over the clean-up job on its rebroadcasts of Showtime's blood-soaked Dexter. "Despite countless public calls for restraint and corporate ...
Justin Bruening in Knight Rider by Chris Haston/NBC Photo
Sunday's Knight Rider TV-movie reboot/backdoor pilot may have generated enough RPMs to earn itself a series pickup for the 2008-09 season. Not only was its audience of 12.7 million second only to Sunday night's Extreme Makeover, but KITT's latest adventure delivered the best 18-49 numbers of any TV-movie since March 2005's Their Eyes Were Watching God.Elsewhere, CBS' slightly tamed Dexter slayed 8.14 mil, or more than 10 times the audience the same series premiere drew during its original Showtime run. In the same 10 o'clock hour opposite Knight Rider, Brothers & Sisters took a hit, mustering just 8.5 mil. (But at least the bitter-stepchild storyline was nipped in the bud.)Related: Matt Roush: Knight Rider Was Stuck in Reverse Cheers & Jeers: A Not-so-good Knight Rider Five Reasons We Love Dexter
Michael C. Hall as Dexter by Peter Iovino/Showtime
There was a lot of talk going around about whether or not Showtimes gruesome hit series Dexter was too much for CBS, but with a little editing here and there, the 12- episode series is ready to air on network TV. Fans are less than thrilled about the slicing and dicing of this bloody dramas original form, but desperate times (of no scripted series to be found) called for desperate measures! Watch it now! | More online videos
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
He had us at the first drop of blood. Thirty-three seconds into the opening credits of Dexter on Showtime, the title character nicks his neck with a razor and the red stuff starts to ooze. Next he spears his breakfast meat with a brutal jab. Eggs are cracked without mercy. Nobody prepares breakfast like Dexter Morgan and nobody makes forensic science — not to mention serial killing, Dexter's side gig from the Miami police department — such a turn-on. With the cult drama's first season (albeit with the naked and deadlier moments sliced out) coming to network TV this week (Sundays at 10 pm/ET, CBS), we thought we'd gush about what makes Dexter such grisly fun. It's in our veins. As Miami's top blood-spatter specialist, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) sees artistry where others only see arteries. "Dexter finds everything in a crime