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‘Dexter: New Blood’ COVID-19 Safety Worker Sues Paramount

A former COVID-19 compliance supervisor for Dexter: New Blood is suing Paramount Global, alleging she was hindered from doing her job and ultimately fired to keep the production on track. In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in New York federal court, Jennifer Lyon says she was excluded from meetings, provided minimal resources and undermined when […]

How Paramount+ and Showtime Will Compete Against Streaming Giants: A Conversation With David Nevins

After giving an address at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Thursday, previewing some upcoming content and discussing the state of the streaming market, Paramount’s David Nevins sat down with The Hollywood Reporter, sharing his thoughts on the growth challenges that the likes of Netflix have been facing as of late and how Paramount’s strategy differs […]

Why Showtime Isn’t Worried About Losing ‘Halo’

Showtime has been committed to Halo for nearly a decade, but a lot has changed since the adaptation of the best-selling video game franchise was first announced in 2014. For starters, Showtime’s parent company re-merged to form ViacomCBS and, like other media behemoths, prioritized streaming as it rebranded the former CBS All Access as Paramount+ […]

TV Ratings: ‘Dexter: New Blood,’ NFL Finish Strong

The finale of Dexter: New Blood scored for Showtime on Sunday, registering the biggest viewership (across all platforms) for a season or series finale on the premium cabler in more than eight years. The NFL closed out its regular season with strong ratings as well. HBO’s Euphoria returned to its biggest audience ever — nearly […]

“We Wanted to Redeem Ourselves”: How ‘Dexter’ Killed Its Lumberjack Legacy

[This story contains spoilers from the Dexter: New Blood finale.] When Showtime’s Dexter wrapped its original eight-season run in late 2013, then-showrunner Scott Buck wanted to leave the ending up to the audience. The result, as Michael C. Hall’s serial killer with a code traded Miami Metro for a lumberjack life in exile, was one […]

‘Dexter’ Star Jack Alcott on Harrison’s Choice and an Emotional Day With Michael C. Hall

[This story contains spoilers for Dexter: New Blood, episode four, “H Is for Hero.”] This week’s Dexter: New Blood took on questions fans of Showtime’s serial killer series have been pondering for 12 years. In December 2009, Dexter‘s season four finale shocked audiences when the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow) murdered Rita Morgan (Julie Benz), leaving […]

TV Ratings: ‘Yellowstone’ Premiere Surges to All-Time High

The season four premiere of Yellowstone on Sunday set records for Paramount Network and delivered one of the best on-air performances by a scripted series this season. The return of Dexter after eight years also put up solid numbers — though not anywhere near the scale of Yellowstone — on Showtime. The two-episode Yellowstone premiere […]

‘Dexter: New Blood’ Team on What It Took to “Get It Right” With the Revival

Steering a story about the beloved fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan back to the small screen was both an easy and challenging endeavor. “Honestly, every TCA I would ever go to, people would ask me, ‘When’s Dexter coming back? Do you have any news on Dexter coming back?’ And I went, ‘It’s not gonna happen’ […]

Events of the Week: ‘Red Notice,’ ‘Encanto’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including Red Notice, Encanto, Dickinson and Gucci’s Hollywood Boulevard fashion show. Dickinson season three premiere On Monday night, the team behind Apple TV+’s Dickinson gathered at West […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: How Clyde Phillips Brought ‘Dexter’ Back to Life

Welcome to Episode 143 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Showtime’s ‘Dexter: New Blood’: TV Review

Michael C. Hall's serial killer and original showrunner Clyde Phillips are back for a limited series that trades Miami for upstate New York and features no lumberjacking at all.

Showtime Admits: “We Didn’t Do ‘Dexter’ Justice”

Showtime admits it didn’t treat its onetime dramatic flagship Dexter properly. Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine told reporters Tuesday that the network didn’t handle the show’s original finale very well. Dexter concluded in 2013 after eight seasons with a run of episodes that were considered by many fans and critics to be a creative nadir […]