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FROM MURDERER TO BEARDY LUMBERJACK NEWS

... Netflix and CBS—the parent company of Showtime—have agreed on a licensing deal for the video-streaming service to host all eight seasons of serial-killer drama Dexter. Seasons 1 through 4 will become available to Netflix subscribers on October 31, and Seasons 5 through 8 will follow on January 1. Relive all the disappointment! [CBS via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... This is not a joke: NBC will air a primetime broadcast special called Why We <3 Vampires, an hour-long special exploring our culture's fascination with the mythical monsters. According to NBC, the program will be "a collection of fun, comedic interviews accompanied by entertaining clips from our favorite vampire moments." Why We <3 Vampires—again, not a joke—will air this Friday, November 1 at 8pm, just before Grimm and Dracula. Next up for NBC: OMG Justin Bieber Is So Hot!!! [NBC via press release]

... Diane Keaton is planning a U.S. remake of the British-made PBS series Last Tango in Halifax, which recently aired on PBS and told the story of two elderly people who reconnected over Facebook and started a romance after decades apart. Keaton is eying HBO as a possible home for her project.  First Last Vegas, then Bad Grandpa, and now this? Old people are the new vampires! [The Guardian]

... Ellen Degeneres has partnered up with 2 Broke Girls' Liz Feldman to make a lesbian comedy for NBC. The premise is that a lesbian gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend marries the love of his life. Hmmm... hopefully NBC will punch this up by the time it's made so that the lesbian is an elderly vampiress. Why We <3 Old Lesbian Vampires to follow. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CNN has renewed Morgan Spurlock's Inside Man for an eight-episode second season. The documentary series follows Spurlock as he tackles "issues" by totally immersing himself in them. [THR]

... Netflix is in discussions to make a third season of House of Cards, well before the series' second season even airs. The series was brought to life with a two-season deal, and I foolishly figured that would be it. But nope! Sounds like Netflix wants as much of the Kevin Spacey political drama as it can get. [Deadline Hollywood]


ENTOURAGE MOVIE NEWS UPDATE

... The dude who played Turtle says that the long-delayed movie based on the HBO series Entourage could be greenlit any minute now. He then went back to staring at his phone, which didn't ring. [THR]



STUPID CELEBRITY NEWS

... Hey did you guys see dancer-turned-actual-celebrity Julianne Hough's radical Halloween costume? She went as Crazy Eyes from Netflix's series Orange Is the New Black. A-plus, well done, nothing wrong with that. Totally great, Julianne. Way to think this one through. [People]


CASTING NEWS

... Andrew Rannells (The New Normal) is returning to HBO's Girls as Elijah, Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend. Elijah appeared in several episodes during the first two seasons, and will join the cast as a regular if the show gets picked up for a fourth. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Janet Montgomery is going from Jersey to Salem. The Made in Jersey star will play the lead in WGN America's first scripted series Salem, a drama set in the 1700s during the witch hunts in Massachusetts. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth) are headed to CBS's 2 Broke Girls. When Max heads to pastry school, she'll meet a sexy baker named Nicolas (Marini) and a fragile chef named Bebe (Rajskub). Both roles will be recurring. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Craig Ferguson will host Celebrity Name Game, an upcoming game show from Courteney Cox and David Arquette that will air in syndication. So how does the game work? The article doesn't say, but you can find out when the show premieres in the fall of 2014. [Variety]

... Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill) will join the second season of The Following as a guest star in the seventh episode. He'll play a regular family man with regular dark secrets. [THR]

... The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli will guest-star on Fox's upcoming drama Rake, which stars Greg Kinnear as an arrogant criminal-defense attorney and premieres in mid-January. Imperioli will play a restaurateur who'ss accused of having two headaches, a.k.a. bigamy. Just kidding, ladies! Marry me! [TV Line]

... More David Arquette news! When he's not producing game shows with his ex wife, Arquette will be playing The Happy Face Killer in Lifetime movies. Arquette has signed on to star in Lifetime's Happy Face, about the Canadian murderer who claimed to have killed 160 people while driving a truck around the United States. Ugh, Canadians are the worst, always coming to America and killing us or putting gravy all our french fries! [Deadline Hollywood]

... True Blood's Adina Porter, who plays Tara's mom Lettie Mae Thornton, has been promoted to series regular after six seasons as a recurring and guest character. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Law & Order's Alana De La Garza will reprise her role as Connie Rubirosa on Law & Order: SVU later this season. However, the character will no longer be an ADA—when we meet her again, she'll be a federal prosecutor. [TV Line]


SAD NEWS

... Marcia Wallace, who starred on The Bob Newhart Show, died over the weekend at the age of 70. Wallace also provided the voice of Bart's teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, a role for which she won an Emmy. The Simpsons plans to retire the character following the unfortunate news—a move which executive producer Al Jean says is completely unrelated to the impending character death he teased at the start of the current season. [AV Club]


TRAILER PARK

... Hey! It's a new trailer for HBO's True Detective



Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 9/22/2013

Season 8 : Episode 12

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I see that Dexter 1-4 are already on Netflix and I really hoped they had done the wise thing and tweaked the end of S4 just a bit and made that the SERIES FINALE! Not much to look forward to after S4 and a complete steamy pile of an actual last season. Completely watered down what had been a great show. Advice to anyone who didn't watch the show, go ahead watch S1-4 then just act as if it's over, It'll save you 48 hours of your life!
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Julianne, not cool man, not cool at all!
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"Totally great, Julianne. Way to think this one through."

Dating Ryan Seacrest can make a person do crazy things.

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Will Diane Keaton be starring in it?
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What exactly is wrong with her Crazy Eyes costume? I mean, sure, it would've been better if she used a wig rather than her actual hair, but other than that?
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So you mean Dexter (S01-4) (S05) (the last 10 minutes of 6) and S07.
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Well, with Dexter, I'll take the good (Seasons 1-4), the bad (Seasons 5-6) and the ugly (Seasons 7-8) and rewatch again.
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You'd actually rewatch Season 8? Either you're a complete masochist or you've got Too much time on your hands..or both
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There was literally no reason for her to darken her skin. She's wearing scrubs and a badge. Every one could clearly see who she was playing. Don't make blanket statements just because you're the anomaly that isn't offended. Dressing up in blackface is tacky, disrespectful, and racist. I don't know what goes on in your country but Julianne Hough is American-born at a party in America. She is aware of the social conventions and just didn't care. If she truly she wanted to look like someone from OITNB, there are so many interesting "white" characters to choose from.
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"Seasons 1 through 4 will become available to Netflix subscribers on October 31, and Seasons 5 through 8 will follow on January 1."

I think many of us agree that they should just stop on October 31.
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season 8 of dexter should never, ever be aired again.
i`m still so disappointed.
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Help, anyone? i cant post reviews or rate things...grr, arrgh! also yay for dexter!
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Relive the disappointment all over again! Dexter was a show that felt fresh and original in its beginning and for 4 seasons it was MUCH WATCH. The Finale of the series ruined it for me. I guess Cinemax is planning on doing the right thing with ending Strike Back on a HIGH after next Season.
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First I didn't even realize Dexter was off of Netflix and #2, who cares? I am NOT rushing to rewatch Dexter this quick.
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NBC is full of crap. They should stick to making shows that people want to see instead of telling people what is the reason they want to see some shows.
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"They should stick to making shows that people want to see"

They would need to start, before they can continue!
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Why even bother releasing Seasons 5-8.
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I dont udnerstand the fuss over the costume? Are people that high strung andstuff that people cant even go as thier favorite tv show character no matter what race? Here in Holland they are trying to ban zwarte peit. The reason being people thinks he is racist. Its stupid. Who cares how people dress. Its not hurting no one and its not racist. Racist imo is if they were wearing thier blackmake up and then a shirt or some thing saying blacks suck or they hate blacks or whatever. Any ways end of the rant people care too much over what other people do these days. life is too short to spend time criticizing other.
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I personally don't see anything wrong with Julianne Hough's costume, but then I again, I don't live in America, so its hard for me to understand why the cultural norm over their considers absolutely any form of blackface as derogatory. As a Halloween costume, I think dressing up like Crazy Eyes is a perfectly reasonable costume. Hough's is showing her appreciation of a character and television show she obviously loves, and if the character is black, so what?
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You don't see anything wrong with it because there isn't anything wrong with it! Handful of stiffs that get offended by anything and everything..yawn
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I'm not entirely sure why I watch Girls, I tend to decide I'm not going to anymore, but then watch it anyway. What I do know is that Elijah is the best part. So thats good news there.
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Hey Surette, have you actually seen Last Tango in Halifax? It's way better than most of what's new on the networks. To be honest, it was refreshing to see a decent show that focused on a people that were older than the children being unrealistically cast in everything we create here. It co-stars Derek Jacobi, one of the best actors ever. It is more than just the relationship you noted, as it also involves issues with their children adjusting to it all and among themselves. If you have not seen it, don't ridicule.


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I hated the first season of Dexter. That's why I quit watching until the great reviews about season 4. Only then did I play catchup. And I don't care what anyone thinks. The last episode of the series was fabulous!!!!
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Please tell me you're dripping with sarcasm.
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hahahaahahahaahaahaa
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Lesbian vampires would be too good for NBC.

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Of course the only women in the "True Detective trailer are stripping...
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ahh ahh you forgot woody harrelson's wife nagging him!
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I have not seen Orange is the new Black, what is contriversal about that character?
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Nothing. But in order to dress as her, Julianne resorted to blackface.
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I'm European so I genuinely don't understand why a white person cannot dress up as a black person. Why is 'blackface' such a no-no? Is it also controversial if a black person dresses up as a white person?
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In the US, EVERYTHING offends SOMEONE. Some people here have nothing better to do with their time than to get offended by something
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Black people can also get offended in Europe - I know of at least 1 black friend that would have been mad at me if I would have painted my face like this. I guess it is difficult to know when other people are going to be upset or offended. For me, this is harmless, but it depends a lot on current public opinion, I guess. She probably did it on purpose! I found it funny that I thought of Miley Cyrus instead of Crazy Eyes LOL.
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She looks more like Miley Cyrus to me
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She's African-American. Painting your face black isn't a great move in 2013
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Newsflash. Only white people considered what she did racist. Black people like me really didn't give a F.
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Anyone who considers it racist does not understand the word racist.

But you can't deny that doing blackface is in pretty poor taste and should obviously be avoided, espceially by anyone even remotley in the public eye.
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And ps - you should watch it, it's awesome
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i will try too, it is on my to get to list, but so many shows have my attention, it takes time to get to everything.
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Move it straight to the top of your list, you won't regret it.
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I actually loved the first season of Dexter. Will absolutely rewatch!
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I'll revist seasons 1-4, everything after that never happened.
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and honestyl season 4is kind of the best true finale for the show
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I'm with you. If Dexter is still there in a year or so, I would re-watch the first 4 seasons as well, The bad taste of finale is still too fresh in my memory.
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We won't be reliving any disappointment Tim, because nobody is going to go past season 4 on a Dexter re-watch. I still hold the first four seasons dear in my heart. If you actually watched the show you would know that. Homeland couldn't even stay good for that long.
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You make a valid point. except for me i can't watch Dexter for a while because the Finale is too fresh in my mind to appreciate its earlier greatness. I'm afraid Lumberjack Dex will just creep up every-time i see him on screen. in time, I will fully agree with you. Forget 5-8, relive 1-4.
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Definitely keeping my eye on True Detective. Looks like a definite contender for best new show next year.
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unfortunately I believe netflix adding a show meas they'll be removing something else, time to keep an eye on my queue. at least hulu is airing monk when netflix stopped carrying it whle I was only on season 5. though hulu has commercials which sucks.

Adina Porter is gonna be busy @ HBO? she's been in the background during the entirety of the newsroom.

and that right there is probably why I've not seen anything hough has been in. I don't do dumb. often.
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Technically Adina Porter was a regular in Season 1 of True Blood (her name was on the opening credits if that's the criteria).
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Sad News
Lou Reed has left us to take a walk on the wild side.
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