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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+ […]

“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 […]

‘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 […]

‘Dexter’ Revival Unveils First Trailer

Showtime’s Dexter revival will make its first cuts in the fall. The premium cabler debuted a trailer for the revival, officially titled Dexter: New Blood, Sunday during a Comic-Con at Home session. Showtime has also set a Nov. 7 premiere date for the 10-episode revival, which picks up a decade after the original show’s finale. […]

Jennifer Carpenter to Return for ‘Dexter’ Revival

Deb Morgan is coming back. Jennifer Carpenter will return for Showtime’s Dexter revival, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress played Dexter Morgan’s sister for all eight seasons of the original Showtime series. The character was famously killed off in the 2013 series finale. (Showtime declined to comment.) Carpenter, who was adamant about wanting […]

Jamie Chung on ‘Lovecraft Country’ Impact, ‘Dexter’ Revival and ‘Sucker Punch’ Director’s Cut

Jamie Chung has been working steadily since 2003, but she never felt like she belonged until her career-defining role as Ji-Ah on 2020’s Lovecraft Country. Now that she is eight months removed from playing a seemingly benevolent Korean nurse who is secretly possessed by a kumiho, Chung is able to recognize the impact of her […]

‘Dexter’ Books Paralympian Katy Sullivan for Showtime Revival (Exclusive)

The actress and former analyst will recur on the Showtime revival.

‘Dexter’ Enlists Jamie Chung, Oscar Wahlberg (Exclusive)

The duo will recur on the Showtime revival from Clyde Phillips and original star Michael C. Hall.