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Dexter will be slaying for another season.

Sources close to the production tell TVGuide.com that a renewal is imminent.

4 things to know about Dexter's final four episodes

Season 5, which airs its finale Sunday, Dec. 12 (9/8c on Showtime), has centered on Dexter (Michael C. Hall) attempting to avenge the brutal attack of Lumen (Julia Stiles), while those close to him have begun to uncover his secrets.

Last Sunday's episode scored the series' second-highest ratings with 2.54 million viewers, just behind last season's finale (2.57 million viewers).

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Fans can expect the Season 6 announcement as early as next week. In the meantime, check out our scoop on the jaw-dropping penultimate episode, airing this Sunday on Showtime.