CBS exec: 'Dexter' to air last season in June
March 5th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

CBS exec: 'Dexter' to air last season in June

It's been rumored that "Dexter's" eighth season was going to be its last, and CBS Corp. President and CEO Les Moonves seemed to confirm as much on Monday.

Moonves, whose CBS Corp. includes Showtime, was discussing the cable network's programming at the 2013 dbAccess Media & Telecom Conference.

A moderator asked what's coming up in terms of original programming, and Moonves said that a new Liev Schreiber project - "Ray Donovan" - is on its way.

(Curious about that program? According to IMDb, Schreiber will star as a "fixer" for Los Angeles' rich and famous set. Not unlike Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," it seems he can erase everyone's problems but his own.)

"Ray Donovan," according to Moonves, "comes on with 'Dexter's' last season starting in June."

Moonves' statement echoes what Showtime president David Nevins told Entertainment Weekly back in 2011, which was that "everybody is operating under [the] assumption" that seasons 7 and 8 would be the end of "Dexter."

Whether it really will be the final season or not, fans of the serial killer drama can expect it to return to Showtime on June 30.

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  1. She could be a lez...

    rash from the heat some women get it under their breast which you not know anything about that....some women get in the crease of their before working out I put the cream......your girlfriend might be a lez because does want too do it....think about it.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Iva Thidphy

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    July 2, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
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    March 11, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. J

    I just hope it does not have a dumb ending. I could see them pulling a "it was a dream" were he was stalking his 1st kill while "darkly dreaming Dexter" and then instead, changes his mind and meets Deb for lunch.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. sorbo1980

    It's been a rumor since the producer announced they would be ending the show last year.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ryan Miller

    About time, they ran out of ideas a long time ago when they created the whole sister brother love thing.

    March 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. A.

    Very interesting! I wondered what direction they would take the show. After LeGuerta died I thought the show could almost have an entirely new life because she was the only one who wasn't on board with Dex and that would be his undoing. With Deb on board and her dead it could have gone anywhere.

    March 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |

    I will miss Dexter for the plots and character development. Large corporations tend to promote idiots and cancel great shows.

    I like good writing, so many networks sit unwatched because they put those dumbbbbbbb reality shows on instead of hiring talented writers. Thank God (and Al Gore!) for the Internet!

    March 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geiko

      have you ever written a book before–give it a try.

      March 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBo


      I haven't written a book or a script, but as a consumer of such media I share's opinion about many crappy shows getting promoted, while good ones getting canned. You don't have to be a writer in order to voice a constructive opinion on the subject...

      March 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Integrity

    people need to worry about THEIR own integrity–many people have established their integrity for over 30 years now.
    i will accept a boyfriends advice and family advice but that's about it.

    March 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jemima

    Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter have been pretty adamant about Season 8 being the last for a long time now. They have not played along with current Showtime boss David Nevins' coy suggestions of a Season 9. Nevins would love for "Dexter" to continue playing mid-wife and wet nurse to all HIS new shows like it did with "Homeland". He doesn't give a hoot whether the show's integrity is compromised because "Dexter" was never his baby. I'm glad the stars have pulled the plug.

    March 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gaga

      He is full of integrity that is why show has survived so long....integrity, professionalism and pride.

      March 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. 88888888888

    get rid of the waste that's on tv.

    March 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. humtake

    Terrible that this show is going off the air. It has been in my top 3 since I first started watching it. That being said...I think Dexter HAS to go out in blood. He has to die at the end. It is the only way to complete the story. The Dark Passenger must die and the only way to do that is for Dexter to die.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Melanie

      I think he is going to fly to Argentina with Hannah and his son. Maybe even Debra will join them.

      March 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anastasia Beaverhausen

      He will be caught, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

      March 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. and if it is a hacker invading LIVES

    we'll be your friends for life...AL

    March 6, 2013 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. and if is a hacker invading my life...

    we'll be your friends for life...

    March 6, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Your Do Not Seem Too Understand Madonna's line of business.

    the more you push us away the more we are in front of you....not get lost before you sabotage yourself futher.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. AL

    dont know him either...

    March 6, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. Cyber Abusers

    Never met these women nor do we know who they are

    March 6, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  18. Samurai_Jack

    I like Dexter's Laboratory better

    March 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  19. GagGagGagGagGag

    and not a single F was given by me.

    I've got some great TV to wath and it wont be this poop

    March 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dexter

      Please commit a murderous crime so I can send you to my table.

      March 6, 2013 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • MilitaryMan77

      If you don't care, then why did you bother to click this link and read the article?

      March 6, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Marine

      we are hear because of hacking bullies and we will remain

      March 6, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. Sadie

    I was under the impression that last season was it for Dexter. The last show kind of left it open for another story line to develop. This has been one of my favorite shows, so I'm really glad to hear that there will be at least one more season. I wonder if Deb will now start helping Dexter eliminate more people. Brother & sister serial killers, it could be a really interesting twist to the plot.

    March 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Never met these women nor do i know who they are....

    March 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Code Breaker

    Wow. Dexter is a great show and it will come to an end. So what do we watch, those brain dead reality shows? How do they last so long while quality stuff like Dexter has to end?

    March 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margeaux

      Agreed. Some shows just seem endless and go one way past their prime. Will be sorry to see Dexter go. I love Deb!

      March 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Never met these women nor do i know who they are....

      March 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. drowlord

    Wow, another amazing show coming to an end. So sad to see these wink out, one after another. Not very much left to watch.

    March 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rkoral

    and to palintwit ... It must be shame to suffer from Palin derangement. She would have been far better than Joe...

    March 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  25. rkoral

    After Dexter is over on Showtime I can cancel it ... Hello Netflix

    March 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  26. rkoral

    now I can cancel Showtime

    March 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. palintwit

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    March 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dexter Fan 116

    just got into Dexter a couple of years ago..and love this show..I will purchase the entire dvd collection!! the earlier writers seemed right on..not too good latelly but i love Michael Hall!! Big Fan since 6 ft. under.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. MYTCH

    Another great show that will be missed. The very last scene should be Dexter killing and bagging the moron Asian guy who works with him!

    March 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Apriliano

    can set her up them too

    March 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  31. i love brunda...

    it worked!

    March 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Talking too Air


    March 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dexter Fan 011

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I love this show! DAMN.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Cyber Bullying Comment

    i'm assuming that includes hacking correct? she's not good at it.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Dirty Budha

    I've enjoyed the series, and a lot of the acting abilities of some of the talented individuals.
    I'm sad to see it go, but look forward to seeing them move into new roles.

    I wanna marry Deb. (Jennifer Carpenter)

    March 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Eddie Thomas

    peaches <3

    March 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Puppy

    grrrrrrr woof woof. I'm ready for a puppy treat

    March 5, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  38. Puppy

    Wooof woooof. I'm a puppy. Lots of people love Dexter bug not me. It's s violent show. Boooo.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |

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