Showtime Confirms Season 8 Will Be Final Season of 'Dexter' - Video

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April 18th, 2013

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SHOWTIME® CONFIRMS Dexter® SEASON EIGHT WILL MARK THE ICONIC SERIES' FINAL SEASON

Network Releases Exclusive Tease From The Final Season Directly

To Dexter's 13 Million Facebook Fans

LOS ANGELES, CA – (April 18, 2013) – In a special announcement this afternoon made directly to Dexter’s 13 million fans on the show’s Facebook page, SHOWTIME confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of the groundbreaking series will be its final one. The announcement coincided with the release of an exclusive tease from the premiere of the series’ eighth and final season, which debuts on Sunday June 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The series premiered on the network on October 1, 2006 and has grown its loyal audience every season since its debut. Dexter was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations, and was twice named one of AFI’s top ten television series.

 

"When it debuted in 2006, Dexter redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," said Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. " DEXTER paved the way for the next generation of award-winning hit SHOWTIME series, and its cultural impact will be felt for years to come."

 

"DEXTER is a landmark franchise for our network, and we cannot wait to unveil the conclusion of this series, as we know it, to the millions of passionate fans who have supported the show season after season," said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "We'd like to thank Michael, Jennifer, and DEXTER 's indomitable cast, executive producers, writers and crew for eight incredible seasons."

 

The exclusive tease from DEXTER 's eighth and final season premiere gives fans a sneak peek into the mindset of Dexter and Debra Morgan after LaGuerta’s death in season seven.

DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department. Season eight begins six months after LaGuerta’s murder – and Dexter is still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. As Deb (series star Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions, a mysterious woman comes to work with Miami Metro, offering first-hand information on Dexter’s past. The series also stars Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson and James Remar. DEXTER is tied as the No. 1 rated series on SHOWTIME along with HOMELAND, watched by 6.2 million weekly viewers across platforms in its seventh season, its highest-rated yet. The season seven finale attracted 7.24 million viewers in the finale week, the series highest total week ever. Produced by SHOWTIME, DEXTER is executive produced by John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West, Jace Richdale and Michael C. Hall.

 

With over 13 million fans on Facebook and 440,000 followers on Twitter, DEXTER has one of the largest and most engaged fan communities among any television series. The series consistently ranks at the top of the iTunes charts, and is a leader in the "Social TV" space.

 

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  • Ashley

    That’s too bad, I will miss the show. Season six is my least favorite but I have yet to watch season 7. Can’t wait since everyone is saying it’s great. Have to wait till it comes on Netflix. 8 seasons is pretty amazing for any shows nowadays.

  • Bill

    Anyone saying season 7 was the best must have missed 4

  • Dude

    like 3 seasons too late.

  • samurai99

    @Colin

    “Then they will see what they did. Always these stupid cancellations of very well rated shows just because they are old.”

    Dude, they’re ending this because the actors are sick of being in it. They couldn’t pay them enough to stay on.

  • Jenny

    I guess it will be a battle between Shameless and Homeland for #1 show on Showtime when Dexter ends. Unless Ray Donovan hits it out of the park.

  • richard

    @Bill,
    ok, i get that. Season 7 may not have been the best. But it fel like it because I was never expecting the show to be good again.

    So the fact that we suddenly had a great season after a mediocre season (5) and a awful season (6) it only made season 7 that much better.

    but i wont argue. season 4 was very good.

  • Jon

    The show is ending because Michael C Hall doesn’t want to do it anymore, because the show is beyond its creative peak, and it was being critically panned ever since its season 5 decision to abandon plot advancement for a series-prolonging status quo.

  • Margaret Alexander

    Every time I get interested in something it is taken off the air. Dang I liked Dexter. I hope he is well and can go on to there ventures. thank you Dexter for entertaining us for awhile…

  • Margaret Alexander

    I hate that its going off

  • psyche

    isn’t this old news I think Enews reported that season * was the final season half way through season 7. Just saying….

  • psyche

    Season 8 lol not season*

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