‘Dexter’ Season 8 Premieres in June; Season 9 Still Possible

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The wait for Dexter season 8 just got much shorter this week, when Showtime Entertainment President David Nevin revealed that the premiere will be moved up from its typical fall debut to this summer, Sunday, June 30. But don’t expect the series to end this year, because there’s still no official answer.

While speaking at the TCA this Sunday, Nevin announced that Dexter will be getting an early start this year, likely to help to bolster the series premiere of Ray Donovan, which stars Liev Schreiber as a “fixer” for the Hollywood rich and famous. The Showtime Entertainment President went on to continue not confirming whether or not this will be the final season of Dexter.

Here’s what he had to say about the possibilities of Dexter season 9:

I’m not making any announcements about when Dexter will end. Before Dexter goes on the air for their next season, there will be a clear end game in place, but I can’t talk about it. The decision of when Dexter will end is ultimately a creative decision and made on creative reasons.

If what Nevin says is true, Dexter will be coming to an end – something series showrunner Sara Colleton already confirmed during season 7: “We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years. In some ways, this is a two-season series-ender.” In fact, it’s the two-season series-ender plan that’s allowing the show to air early without affecting production. However, Nevin isn’t the only one speaking of a possible season 9.

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Last month, executive producer Scott Buck said, “I don’t have an answer to that because that’s a Showtime decision.” If Showtime is saying it’s a creative decision and Dexter producers are saying it’s Showtime’s decision, what does that mean? That it’s probably Showtime’s decision. Probably. And if so, it’s likely thanks to Homeland’s success.

Showtime has a wonderful collection of original series, most which never receive the acclaim that they deserve. Since Dexter has proven to be a great lead-in, which helps to drive more eyes to new series, it’s no surprise that they’ll want to use that to their advantage while they still can. With Dexter airing early in June, before Ray Donovan, Dexter season 9 could be ready to air in January 2014, when Showtime premieres their winter series. And since the potential ninth season would air six months later, audiences aren’t likely to complain about the storyline being extended.

Although the Dexter season 7 finale certainly set things up for a likely finale, and the newly cast characters certainly point towards an ending, fans of the series will have to wait for an official announcement on the fate of Dexter Morgan and his series.

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Dexter season 8 airs Sunday, June 30, on Showtime

Source: TV Guide

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    • Dexter is the best show on television right next to true blood. There is nothing else like it!Its the main reason I watch showtime. If they got rid of it, Im not to sure that I would still watch showtime. They already upset me with canceling Weeds and Hung, Dexter is my favorite along with my entire family’s opinion. please let their be a season 9,10,11….. I cant get enough and its rating are off the chart. A Fan favorite! Its just a great show all around and keeps you on your toes. Its what my house hold looks for too each year in television. And Im sure that I am one of thousands and thousand who feel the same way about Dexter. Think of all your hard core Dexter fans showtime!

    • I agree. I love Dexter – It’s my number 1 show, then Survivor, then True Blood! Keep it going, because I just think it’s too good to stop now.

      • I Agree….! I can’t get enough of Dexter….!

    • I like that, u set it man, Dexter is the sh*t

  1. there is no way that dexter can get away with it .. it got way to messy with laguerta death and not deb and hannah .. you know its so simple its like dexter likes having to many irons in the fire.. its like he can never just focus on one thing ..

  2. It’s time for this series to end. Don’t get me wrong I ADORE this series and have watched EVERY episode live since the first one aired. 8 seasons is good enough though. It’s on a course to end, so don’t extend it to 9 and 10 seasons. It would make the series stale. What? Dexter being Dexter in another country? come on, serial killers don’t get happy endings(yes even Dexter), a point that I hope the writers will get across to viewers

    • Given the amount of unsolved serial killings in the United States, I have to disagree with you on your “serial killers don’t get happy endings” line. I do agree that the show should end with Dexter finally getting caught, though.

    • actually alot of serial killers get happy endings… the statistics from the fbi say they only capture or kill around 10% of active serial killers… the rest grow old doing what they do or go to prison for other reasons

  3. Such fantastic series always end up so that most of the fans get surprised even if it could make them disappointed too. That was the case of Prison Break which was my number 1 show before I started becaming an addict to Dexter. But I gotta confess that I wouldn’t have started following P.B. if I had known it would end up in such a surprising way! So please, make up an impressive end as long as it doesn’t make us disappointed

  4. Here’s a thought: what if they went ahead with a final season that has Dexter on Death Row? Could it work in terms of different storylines? Maybe, maybe not…don’t know if someone on Death Row could get away with killing other inmates, but the interplay between Dexter and guards, prison staff, and visitors (if any?) would certainly make for great viewing…

    • I really, really hope they never consider a route like that. It’d pretty much serve as a middle finger to everyone who watches the show.

    • they already have that show. its called prison break. (or dexter season 9)

  5. I only watch Showtime for dexter. It is the one show my whole family gathers around the tv to watch. The moment Showtime cancels dexter, I cancel Showtime because it can’t be replaced. Michael hall is such an incredible actor, he brings the character to life so I really hope Showtime continues with dexter.

  6. Ditto. No Dexter, no Showtime.

  7. Dexter is so addicting. I heard about it and watched all 7 seasons in 4 days. I can’t get enough. I feel so lost because now I have to wait til June. I’m going to keep watching all thae past shows until the new season starts.

  8. Best show ever. Plz do an ep9.

  9. Hannah comes back! She has to Kill Debra, Debra will lead to Dexter being caught. She kidnaps Dexter and Debra. Kills Deborah!

    Lumen comes back to save Dexter! Near the season finale Hannah attacks Lumen in a suidcial rage. Drives a car right at Lumen! Dexter, after just being freed by Lumen, pushes her out of the way and is struck by the car. The car carreens off a mountain killing Hannah.

    Dexter wakes up in the hospital. He has amensia. No recollection of being a serial killer. A new relatinship builds with Lumen but he never regains his memory!

  10. come on there has to be more of Dexter he is the best show out there by far my whole family thrives to see the new things Dexter has waiting for us to watch we can’t wait until the next season starts every time that’s the only reason I keep ShowTime subscribed so if no more Dexter then no more ShowTime for our family its like a family time show for all of us he kind of gave my family a new kind of bound together we’ve lost through the years we all get together waiting for the new episode every Sunday evening please don’t take that from us

    Thanks mark d

  11. You need to just wrap up dexter before we end up having the same horrible endings that we had to watch not only in the series LOST (lasting 7 seasons) but Weeds (lasting 8 seasons) as well. It seems like the longer the story goes the worse the ending gets, hope this isn’t going to be true to such a good series as Dexter.

  12. I agree, no Dexter no Showtime. Dexter is the ONLY reason I subscribe to Showtime.

  13. I think Showtime needs to make MORE EPISODES PER SEASON!

    These Major cable Networks have some great shows. But COME ON WITH THE 12 SHOW RUNS!!!!! All that does it makes you lose fans because they have to wait nearly a year to see what happens with these HUGE Cliffhanger season endings.

    I cant stand what they did with Breaking Bad in the last season.

    When it comes to Dexter I started watching at the 4th season. I watched the FIRST episode of season 4 after it ended. Then I didn’t want to watch the entire season without having watched the rest of the series so I went back and watched 1 2 and 3. Then I watched 4 and since then I have waited YEARS on this show now and very little time watching. I will always watch because Dexter is a great show and the writers only wrote themselves into a corner one time. That was season 4. It was VERY hard to get out of that and took half the next season to rectify the problem.

    I believe they should end Dexter in 24 episodes. I also believe as the writer of the article of my all time favorite. Why would the producers want this show to end? June and then January. That way there isn’t all this waiting. The show is great and will go down as one of the greatest. Makes no sense to end a WINNER UNLESS they are running out of creative ideas and situations.

    • I think dexter should stay on the air dexter is a hot season. There should be a lot of seasons!!!!!!!!!

  14. Stop dexter with season 8!
    We want LOST back again!!

  15. Dexter needs to end. You cant let shows run on and have the quality decline. The story is coming to an end so 8 seasons is good enough. The writers really need to get their sh*t together and come up with an amazing ending for an amazing show. Its better to have a show be short and have quality then having the show run into the ground just to make money. Quality over quantity.

  16. I think deborah should join dexter in killing and they could work together that would be awesome, he could teach her his tricks and anyone that escapes Miami metro could be done by them

  17. the bad thing is that no matter how many season they make in the end dexter will either die or get caught and killed

  18. Please let there be season 9-12. The best show in universe.
    Theres so many different ways to add serial killers to the show eg:a Serial killer who is smart like Dexter and rich that knows who Dexter is and challenges him or a killer who just kills for fun and play with the romance between Deb and Dexter after all they aren’t blood related.

  19. I want new dexter on june30,2013

  20. I love Dexter not ready to se the show end!!!!!!

  21. Great Show ! I cant wait til June30th. only subsribe to Showtime during Dexter season, then cancel!!!

  22. I love love Dexter, if it were to get canceled I definitely will cancel my showtime IV keep showtime just for Dexter. Looking toward to a great session,

  23. Dexter is just incredible. Saw season 7 it’s the best show, concept, (forget movies) idea, book ever conceived and perfectly made. I think nothing will reach its creative potential, ever.
    Think wisely. With the internal dynamics driving consequence towards every situation. Father (conscience), sister (law enforcement/same prescient) Miami Dade (murder Capitol) Blood spatter analyst (perfect) and more…I happen to know this “Formula” will never be beaten. Truly take it know and keep it going regardless of the redundancies, potentially. Aware of all counter arguments. Just doesnt matter. Dexter is a gift.

  24. It’s time for the series to end. Too many mysteries and they all have the same common denominator: Dexter.
    The biggest twist the writer could do (if they had the b@@!s would be have Dexter at episode 1 or 2 and then evolve from there.

  25. Sorry, have him caught. Then see Dexter finally be himself. At episode 10 or so have Hannah return out of the blue and help him escape.
    I think there could be great acting in there.

  26. I’m a Dexter fanatic! I have conveyed to many people how great the show is, thus converting all those to Dexter fans as well. My family, and myself are so very disappointed to hear this wonderful series is more than likely coming to an end. My family, and myself would be delighted if the producers, cast, etc., continue on to create many more episodes. This is not the time to bow out! It’s the time to reach new heights, it’s a critical point friends! Don’t stop now! You’ve only just begun!