SHOWTIME has been honored with 5 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations! Congrats to HOMELAND (Best Drama Series), Damian Lewis (Best Actor in a Drama Series), Claire Danes (Best Actress in a Drama Series), HOUSE OF LIES’ Don Cheadle (Best Actor in a Comedy Series) and DEXTER’s Jennifer Carpenter (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series).
We can confirm that the upcoming eighth season of our groundbreaking series DEXTER® will be its final one. Today’s announcement coincides 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 . The series premiered 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. To watch the clip, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy6u5rXqN5o.
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.
Great news! Charlotte Rampling and Sean Patrick Flanery have joined the cast of DEXTER season 8 in major recurring roles. Charlotte will play Dr. Evelyn Vogel, a doctor that specializes in working with young psychopaths in unorthodox ways, while Sean will play Jacob Elroy, the owner of a private investigation company in Miami. Read more here: http://bit.ly/Wikzqa and here: http://bit.ly/UZREWo.
Christmas was three weeks ago, but at SHOWTIME we have a few more presents to hand out… How about some premiere dates? New seasons of your favorite SHOWTIME series are right around the corner, including:
INSIDE COMEDY will return on February 11th with an even more impressive line-up of comedy luminaries for its second season including: Judd Apatow, Carol Burnett, Jim Carrey, Louis C.K., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Betty White, among others.
NURSE JACKIE season five and THE BORGIAS season three return to SHOWTIME on April 14th at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively. THE BIG C: hereafter, a limited event series with four one-hour installments, will premiere on Monday, April 29th at 10 p.m.
For the first time ever DEXTER moves to the SUMMER! Season 8 will premiere on June 30 at 9 p.m., followed by our new drama series Ray Donovan at 10 p.m., starring Liev Schreiber and an all-star cast.
Homeland returns for a third season on Sept. 29th at 9 p.m., followed by the launch of our new drama series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan at 10 p.m.
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