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Q&A: Showtime's 'Dexter' to start new season June 30

Michael C. Hall stars as Dexter in the Showtime series Dexter, which starts its eighth and last season June 30.


Michael C. Hall stars as Dexter in the Showtime series Dexter, which starts its eighth and last season June 30.

'Dexter' is on cusp of last season

If I remember correctly, Dexter was going to have one more season, the eighth, and that would be the last season. Is this so?

While it took some time to make it official, the Showtime series starring Michael C. Hall has said "the end begins" when the eighth season premieres on June 30.

According to Showtime, "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 firsthand information on Dexter's past." That woman, a neuropsychiatrist with special insights into serial killers, is played by Charlotte Rampling. You can find a trailer and a scene from the season premiere at, and it looks like a grim concluding ride.

'Homeland' to start third season

What is the status of Homeland?

Showtime has ordered a third season of the drama, which is set to begin on Sept. 29. It will begin in the aftermath of the terror attack in the second-season finale and will include a global manhunt for Nick Brody (Damian Lewis).

Ghost Hunters' premiere delayed

Why did the newest Ghost Hunters episode not air on April 17 as advertised?

Syfy changed its programming plans. The show's new premiere date is 9 p.m. June 12.

'Shameless' set to return in 2014

There seemed to be quite a bit of closure and finality to the season finale of Shameless. Is it coming back?

The Showtime series starring William H. Macy will be back for a fourth season in 2014.

'Ice Road Truckers' back Sunday

What happened to the History channel's show called Ice Road Truckers? I really liked that show and have not seen it on their schedule for quite a while. Did I miss it?

It will be back for its seventh season at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Bruno Mars sings song on ad

Who sings the song Stand Up on the Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial?

If you are talking about the ads promising that the company is "standing up" and "standing with" you, the song is Count on Me by Bruno Mars.

How to find Nielsen TV ratings

Where can I find the Nielsen TV ratings?

The website publishes a list of the Top 25 at weekly-top-broadcast-tv-show-ratings.

Q&A: Showtime's 'Dexter' to start new season June 30 06/03/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:04pm]
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