We knew it was coming, but still, it’s always good to have official confirmation, and today Showtime released the news that “Dexter” has been picked up for a sixth season. What better way to celebrate than by watching two preview clips from the fifth season finale, entitled “The Big One”?
Let’s get the business stuff out of the way first. The renewal announcement was made by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, and Season Six’s episodes will go into production next spring in Los Angeles.
“‘Dexter’ is the best suspense drama on television,” said Nevins. “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.”
One of the most acclaimed series on television, “Dexter” received seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations this year, including Outstanding Television Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Michael C. Hall, and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for John Lithgow, which Lithgow won. Additionally, director Steve Shill won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. The series has received numerous Golden Globe nominations, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, and was twice named one of AFI’s top ten television series.
“Dexter” had its second highest ratings ever with this season’s tenth episode (November 28), delivering 2.54 million viewers, up 43 percent versus the Season Five premiere (1.77 million). The telecast was the second-highest delivery in the series’ history, behind the Season Four finale (2.57 million).
Will the Season Five finale set the bar even higher? Here are the synopsis and brief summaries of the preview clips:
Episode 12 Synopsis: (12/12/10 Air Date)
Dexter’s situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen’s been set up. Despite knowing he’s being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn’t fall into the same mistake again. In the Barrel Girls case Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.
Preview #1 – “Terrible Curse” – Dexter tries to bargain with Jordan Chase.
Preview #2 – “Surprise” – Dexter gets a surprise visit from some family.
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