Les Moonves: 'Last' Season for 'Dexter'


America's favorite serial killer cut his own throat last season -- the sixth -- with the worst episodes of the entire run.

Season eight of Showtime's Dexter officially might be its last.

Speaking to analysts Monday at a Wall Street conference in Palm Beach, Fla., CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves indicated that the serial-killer drama will wrap its run following the upcoming eighth season.

Asked by an analyst -- who implied that the Michael C. Hall-Jennifer Carpenter drama was in its last season -- what was in the pipeline for the CBS Corp.'s sibling cable network Showtime, Moonves might have let the cat out of the bag.

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"We have Ray Donovan coming on with Liev Schreiber, which comes on with Dexter's last season starting in June, and then we have Masters of Sex," Moonves replied with a laugh as if to acknowledge something that Showtime has yet to do.

Showtime executives have been mum on what the future holds for Dexter. A spokesperson for the network told The Hollywood Reporter late Monday that there was "nothing confirmed" about if the series could and would continue beyond season eight.

Showtime will use Dexter -- which was renewed a year ago for seasons seven and eight -- as a launching pad for Ray Donovan, moving up its premiere from fall to summer for the first time come June.

Paul Bond contributed to this report.

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