'Dexter' renewed for a sixth season

dexter-season-5-michael-c-hall-harrison.jpgAll that "Dexter" buzz about renewal has come to pass.

The Showtime drama starring Michael C. Hall as a serial killer who targets other serial killers has officially been renewed for a sixth season.

It's no surprise really considering the show is on pace to post its highest ratings ever with its upcoming finale. The Nov. 28 episode "In the Beginning" drew the second-highest number of viewers in the series' ratings history, just shy of the Season 4 finale. The steady growth could mean big things for the most recent episode, "Hop a Freighter," and  the Dec. 12 finale.

"'Dexter' is the best suspense drama on television," says David Nevins, Showtime's President of Entertainment. "To grow its audience so significantly in its fifth season is an enormous accomplishment by this amazing cast and crew.  This is the easiest decision I've made since I got to Showtime."

You're welcome. Anything to make your life easier, especially if it's watching "Dexter."

"Dexter" enjoyed a stellar fourth season, which rightfully earned John Lithgow a guest actor Emmy for playing that season's villain, the Trinity Killer. Many had doubts about how the subsequent season could top the Trinity storyline, but new executive producer/writer Chip Johannessen ("24") and the full writing crew approached storytelling from a different angle in Season 5 -- having Dexter hunt down and dispatch multiple killers.



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