Les Moonves Says Dexter Will End With Season 8

Okay guys, for real this time. This upcoming season of Showtime's Dexter will be its last. Probably. According to E! Online, CBS President and CEO Les Moonves broke the news to investors at Deutsche Bank's 2013 dbAccess Media, Internet, & Telecom Conference, where all important TV announcements happen these days. (CBS owns Showtime.)

We'd already prepared ourselves for Season 8 to be Dexter's last thanks to scoops and scoops and scoops full of unconfirmed rumors, but when Moonves says it will be so, it will be so. Dexter is moving to summer (June 30) for its final season instead of going with its usual late-September start, and will help usher in its replacement, the Liev Schreiber-starring Ray Donovan.



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about time! dexter stopped being awesome at season 4, after rita dies. season 5, 6 and 7 are really terrible and i only keep watching because i must have nothing better to do. ¬¬
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Dexter was too dark for me. S is "The Following", can't watch them. Would rather have "The Closer" back with quirkly Kyra. I love Kevin Bacon *her husband in real life, but this is a really dark show and too creepy for me, like Dexter.
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How awesome would it be if the bring CRIMINAL MINDS cast to solve a crim DEXTER committed? OMG!!!
I would watch that!!
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Need another option on the survey. "Yes, I will be sad to see it finish, last season was the poorest out of all of them."
Let's get back to basics and getting rid of the trash.
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As for the ending...He was dead all along, He was a figment of Debs imagination and SHE was the killer, he died when his mother was murdered and everything we've seen is just what flashed before his eyes in his final second, Shia LeBoeff is his son and the crystal skull has space-alien magic. All awful endings, and all better than the ending of Lost.
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And hey! look at all the spammers! Anyone who believes that you can make $85 an hour from an online scam deserves to find themselves wrapped in polythene on my table.
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This show has been a disappointment for ages. The last season was SO irritating. It started with an ok cliffhanger, and the Deb being in love with Dexter thing was a brave, interesting move. Isaac started out as the best character to appear in the show for ages, but they killed him off and just went with yet another boring romance. Hell, how about a Deb/Dex/Isaac love triangle? THAT would take guts, be original, and challenge the audience. But it's like the show is written by committee these days. I appreciate that some Twilight fans may also watch this show, but almost every show on TV focuses on the love lives of the characters. ENOUGH, already. I don't give a crap who is having sex with whom unless I am one of those involved. It's a show about a serial killer. We don't watch him on the toilet, or filling in his tax-return so why do we need to see him trying to get laid? Just kill people, already. Remember when Friends was ruined when they got all the characters in relationships with each other? Big bang theory, too. The list goes on and on. Save the damn romance for shows ABOUT romance unless you can show us an INTERESTING romance. Not just a female character that needs to be there to secure the male audience. Go with the damn Deb/Dex storyline for Gods sake. Anyone who has a problem with a guy sleeping with his step-sister, but not with him being a multiple murderer acting out of a psychotic compulsion to kill seriously needs their head looking at by someone with letters after their name.
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This show has had highs and lows, but even the lows are better written and acted than most other shows. With Breaking Bad and Dexter finishing this year there will be 2 big holes to fill in the schedules lets just hope they are not filled with yet more crappy reality shows. I hope that the networks can provide some truly entertaining shows in the near future but i doubt it. I'm sad that channels like Sy-Fy(yuk)(sci-fi) no longer invest in programming that helped build them and can only see this happening more and more with the larger networks their idea is why make a show that cost 1/2 a mil per episode when they can create 50 new reality shows with 22 episode seasons for the price of one episode of original scripted entertainment. But hey at least Game of Thrones is back soon i may smile again ;)
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it stopped at a good time before running it into the ground
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I love the show and as a fan I'd love to see it continue. However shows need to end on a high note before they go downhill again. Season 7 ended on a great beginning of the end moment so they need to finish it.
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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.
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Last season was really good. It made up for a crappy season 6. I hope they end on a high note.
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Great show. But it`s time for the end.
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I don't understand why the show is ending, I don't know what I'll watch once it's gone. :( :(
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C'mon man.. there's no need to milk the shown any longer. If you really like the show you know it's time for the end. You want good shows to watch... ok here are some suggestions.
1- The Americans
2- Breaking Bad
3- Game of Thrones
4- Six feet under
5- Etc.
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The folowing is quite twisted and psychotic and the prequel series of the Hannibal character could be good.... ;)
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Watch something new or read a book?
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I mean nothing is as good as this show. XD ^
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it HAS to end before it becomes caught up in a eternal spin lame story and fizz out.. Better to end it on a high note
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it's time to end i think he will caught and in last episode and when he go to prison hanah( Yvonne Strahovski ) will help him to escape and they will go to argentina as they said in season 7
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I think if anything he's going to die. Like a final resolution, imagine Dexter in prison... it just doesn't work.
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as i said he will not be in prison that much i think he will escape to argentina
death ::::: come on no way they make him die
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actually it seems most likely, imagine the build up... He's been in pain over what he does, thinking he's hurting the ones close to him and he's tried stopping. In a way, for him to die would be a relief for him and a great way to end the show.
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It'll be sad to see Dexter go, but it's time, methinks.
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I am glad to see it end. This season was fantastic and really set up this final season so the show can end on a great note. Definitely doesn't need to drag on like certain *other* shows (*cough* How I met Your Mother *cough*)
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Yes this season was great but the show (like HIMYM) has been dragged. I love Dexter and really want this to end on a high note. But look at season 5 and 6. Season 5 should have ended with deb discovering dex's secret but it didn't. Instead we received a nonsense ending and ONE OF THE WORST SEASONS OF TELEVISION that was season 6. If the show want some redemption and regain the general acclaim, it needs to end now.
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Ya season 6 was definitely weak, but I thought this past season was fantastic. I'm hoping they keep it rolling in the final season.
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I agree. still I will be sad to see it gone. it always was one of my highlights.
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They used S7 to set up S8 as a final season so giving them a S9 would be dumb. The show has run it's course and everyone knows that, I'm happy for it to go out on a high after last season.
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I love this show to death, but it needs to end it hit peak in Season 4 and probably should have ended with the 6th.
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TOTALLY AGREE
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We all saw this coming. Don't get me wrong, it's a great show but it just needed to end and this is the perfect time for it. After Deb find out who her brother really is, there's no much to go to. I'm gonna miss it.
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Is this a re-post?..
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Why is everyone acting like this news is new? they said last year season 8 was going to be the last season, or maybe even before that when they renewed it for 7 & 8 so I don't get why anyone would have had any doubts as to the next season being the last.
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Because there were also reports following the season 7 finale that they were thinking about going past season 8. Showtime and the Dexter creative team were not ruling it out when it was brought up, so people weren't too sure if season 8 would be the last. People like myself and maybe you were worried Showtime would milk the show even further.
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I think I'd actually be disappointed if they did continue it - It's had a good run but it needs to end on it's own terms rather than hang around just for the sake of hanging around. It deserves a good solid ending not a slow exacerbated death,
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Thank god. Love the show, but it needs to end.
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I'm conflicted because I will miss the show. However I can see why it is time to end.
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How about "yes, but it's okay."?
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I haven't quite caught up on the series (I'm waiting for the 7th season to be released on DVD), but after seeing the end of season 6, I could easily see it coming to a natural conclusion soon. And, if season 7 is as good as people say it is, it's better to end it on a high note (assuming they manage to keep up the quality in season 8) than stretching it out too long.
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A LaGuerta-less final season! That's like King Kong sized dead weight removed! Let's hope Dexter can return to its glory days and deliver one hell of a denouement.
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As long as they don't do the - Person A finds out about Dexter's secret and wants to reveal it to the public(!) and doesn't fit the code, Person B also finds out but wants to protect Dexter, Person B kills Person A, Dexter says 'whew, that was close', everything goes back to normal - story AGAIN it should be really interesting.
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So.. season 2 then.
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And Season 7, and both times it really annoyed me.
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That's true, but at least now all bets are off in season 8. It can go either way now. Honestly, I'm not to sure where I would like it to go until I see what there doing with this season.
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It's a great show, but I think it could've been a couple seasons shorter. Nevertheless, season 7 was great. I think everyone had been waiting for everything to unravel and it finally happened. I'm excited to see how it all goes down.
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I love the show and I will miss it but it is time. At least they can go out on their own terms and give a satisfying finale for the fans of the show.
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All great shows must come to an end. I was sorta hoping the last season would have ended differently and ended the show quicker than expected.
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Dexter has always been a unique character but now that he and Deb have crossed that line into killing for personal gain - avoiding murder charges by killing an innocent - that uniqueness is soiled for all time and rooting for them seems hypocritical at best...
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I can never get enough of Dexter... So yes I will be very sad. I can't, however, say this is such a bad idea as it probably should end at this point but I will still miss the show.
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Where's the "It hasn't been good in years, why has it lasted this long?" option?
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Dexter was my favorite show at one point (pre-BrBa), but it's probably time for it to go. I'm just praying that it ends well and has a really good season 8.
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Was hoping for a ninth season because of how great season seven was. But if it must be..so be it. maybe CBS will make a thrasher film version of Dexter to end the story
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The right call. I'd rather watch dexter end on a High note. There was no need to drag the show for more filler seasons.
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I think it's time for Dexter to go it is a great show but eight seasons are more than enough.
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