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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jennifer Carpenter on Dex/Deb Showdown: "It Was the Strangest, Scariest Seduction Scene"

Via, by Meg Masters: The sense of satisfaction Dexter experiences when his “dark passenger” gets its way is nothing compared to how Jennifer Carpenter felt when she finally got to play Deb confronting her murderous brother in the act.

Lucky for us, that moment — which was teed up in last season’s finale — takes place during the Showtime drama’s Season 7 premiere (airing Sept. 30). And according to Carpenter, it’s a good one. “It’s sort of perfect,” she shared during the Showtime saga’s showing at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills.”I didn’t want Debra to lose any credibility with the audience. I wanted the things we’ve claimed to be true about her to remain so, and [executive producer] Scott Buck and the team of writers and producers did a great job.”

To hear Carpenter describe shooting the season-opener’s initial scene — which finds Deb walking in on her brother, whom she now believes she loves romantically, in the midst of a murder — it’s clear that there’s a lot packed into the pivotal exchange.

“It was the strangest, scariest seduction scene, in a weird way,” explains the actress, noting Dexter’s undeniable manipulation of his sister in the premiere’s first few moments. “It was also the first time I felt [Deb's] power as a lieutenant,” she adds. “I felt as weak and as powerful as I’ve ever been — as an actor and as a character.”

“We were fresh off a very long, very generous hiatus, and that was the first scene that we shot,” Carpenter continues. “It was very hard. But once Michael [C. Hall] and I shook the dust off in rehearsals and everything, it was so easy. I didn’t have to manipulate anything; it was all right there.”

Dexter - Episode 7.03 "Buck the System" - Promotional Photos

Check out after the jump, the first three promotional photos of the third episode of season seven, which will be called "Buck the System". A first look at Ray Stevenson as Isaac and Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah!

Dexter Stars On the Bad Criticism of Season 6

Via A TV critic took the Dexter team to task for season six, saying that the consensus among reviewers was the it was the show’s weakest outing.

The sixth season’s storyline featured a religion theme, with guest stars James Edward Olmos and Colin Hanks playing a twisted serial killer duo (later revealed to be one delusional person). The drama often seemed contrived and unbelievable, though the show delivered a shocking finale twist when Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) discovered Dexter (Michael C. Hall) executing his latest victim.
Hall and Carpenter largely sidestepped the issue of last season and instead took the opportunity to champion the show’s upcoming seventh season episodes.

“Whatever your opinion about the ranking the seasons, Dexter is never more compelling than when he is in trouble,” Hall told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour. “And he’s never been in deeper trouble than he is now.”

Added Carpenter: “If you had asked that question before we shot a single frame this season, it might have hurt my feelings … I’m really excited about showing you what we’ve done.”

PHOTOS: Yvonne Strahovski Attends CW, CBS and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party

Yvonne Strahovski attends CW, CBS, And Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Click the link below to see more photos...

Showtime President David Nevins on the Possibilities of Dexter Season 9 (Once Again)

Yesterday Showtime President David Nevins, between others he talked about the future of our favorite TV show, at the TCA panel. He remains unwilling to put the word “final” on the long-running drama, though “the plan” remains to have the Michael C. Hall vehicle wrap up after two more seasons. “I would be stupid to not leave the door open,” he said.
Photo: THR

The Official Promotional Poster of Dexter Season 7 Has Been Revealed at TCA's 2012

Here is the first official promotional poster of the seventh season of Dexter. Loved it! The photo is taken from the Dexter smoothie bar at the TCA's 2012.

PHOTOS: Michael C. Hall at the TCA Panel 2012

Michael C. Hall speaks at the "Dexter" discussion panel during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. See more photos after the jump...

PHOTOS: Yvonne Strahovski at the TCA Panel 2012

New Dexter special guest star, Yvonne Strahovski speaks at the "Dexter" discussion panel during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. More photos after the jump...

PHOTOS: Jennifer Carpenter at the TCA Panel 2012

Jennifer Carpenter speaks at the "Dexter" discussion panel during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. More photos after the jump...

Dexter - Episode 7.02 "The Shadow Knows" - Promotional Photos

Three promotional photos for episode 7.02 "The Shadow Knows". Hit the jump below to see more...

PHOTOS: Michael C. Hall Attends CW, CBS and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party

Dexter star Michael C. Hall attends CW, CBS, And Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Yvonne Strahovski!

Today, Yvonne Strahovski turns 30! She was born on July 30, 1982 and raised in Australia. Happy B-day Yvonne!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dexter Season 7 - Press Release

Via: Press Release: Season 7 returns in explosive fashion, as Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is finally forced to confront his greatest fear, as Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) witnesses his insatiable, ritualistic slaying of a killer. Now Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, his undeniable thirst for blood, and the Code that their father Harry ('James Remar') instilled in him as a young boy.

But as Deb tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami’s most notorious serial killer, Dexter is still pulled by his natural impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice, which leads him on the trail of a brutal Ukrainian mobster (Ray Stevenson).

Along the way, Dexter meets Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski), a strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggled to put behind her. As a turn of events leads Miami Metro Homicide to ask for her help in solving some old cases, Dexter works with her and begins to wonder if there's more to this woman than she's professed.
Source: SpoilerTV
Photo credit: Showtime

Comic-Con 2012 - Behind the Scenes Video

Get a behind the scenes look at Showtime's presence at Comic-Con 2012.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dexter Season 7 - The Beginning - New Promo

"This is the beginning". Brand New Spoilery Dexter Season 7 promo!

Showtime Emmy Nominations 2012 [Video]

Check out Showtime's 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations, including Dexter.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yvonne Strahovski On 'The Boomerang' Magazine [Scans]

The Boomerang magazine dedicated some of its pages to the Australian actors and of course to the new Dexter star, Yvonne Strahovski. Click the pictures below to see scans from the magazine.


Happy Birthday, Preston Bailey!

Today, Preston Bailey turns 12! He was born on July 25, 2000 and he is one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award. On Dexter he plays the role of Rita's son, Cody, since the second season. Happy b-day Preston!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

POLL: Do You Prefer Dexter With, Or Without Brian By His Side?

Here's a poll that Showtime posted in its official Dexter page on Facebook. In Episode 6.07 "Nebraska", Dexter having his blood-related brother Brian by his side, goes to Nebraska to find Jonah. Did you like the whole situation between Dexter and Brian? Do you prefer Dex with or without 'Biney' by his side? Vote now!

Dexter - Episode 7.01 "Are You...?" - Promotional Photos

Few days ago we posted some photos from the first three episodes of Season 7 in low quality. Hit the jump below to see the promotional photos of the season 7 premiere "Are You...?", in higher quality. [Spoilers]

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - Colin Hanks Answers Twitter Questions

Backstage video from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Dexter alum Colin Hanks answers Twitter fan questions.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dexter Season 7 - The Last Piece - New Teaser!

Check it out!!! The pieces were always there. She was just too close to see them. Can they keep everything from falling apart?

PHOTO: David Zayas at the 'Fangoria' Comic-Con 2012 Booth

Actor David Zayas (who was a frequent guest on FANGORIA Radio), aka Detective Angel Batista in Showtimes hit macabre melodrama DEXTER (and also shows up in other genre stuff like SKYLINE and THE EXPENDABELS from time to time), showed up to the FANGORIA Comic-Con booth this year to hang with our Bekah McKendry and pick up some back issues.

Source:, Darkly Dexter

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dexter Season 6 Rerun: 6.03 "Smokey And The Bandit" on Tonight

Tonight: the re-run of the third episode of season 6 "Smokey and the Bandit" on Showtime. The episode was written by Manny Coto and directed by Stefan Schwartz.

Dexter is confronted with a sobering glimpse of his own potential future when a serial killer from his past makes a startling reappearance; Debra is uncomfortable in her new job; Travis struggles to keep his mentor happy, as he and Gellar prepare a new twisted tableau, ensuring Debra's next task will be a daunting one.

Refresh your memory by watching the promo below and find everything about the episode here.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dexter Season 7, Episode 6 - Filming Has Begun

Episode 6 of the 7th season of Dexter begun production yesterday. The episode will be called "Do the Wrong Thing" and airs on November 4.
Photo Credit: Showtime

Happy Birthday, Jaime Murray!

Today, Jaime Murray turns 35! She was born on July 21, 1977 in London, UK. In Dexter she played the role of Lila Tournay, who turned to be the villain of Season 2. Happy B-Day Jaime!
Photo Credit: Showtime

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dexter Season 7 Episode 7 - "Chemistry"

According to SpoilerTV episode 7.07 of Dexter will be called "Chemistry". Any thoughts on the title of this episode?

EW’s Comic-Con Coverage - Michael C. Hall - Magazine Scan

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly Magazine, (July 27, 2012) hits newsstands from today. This week's EW has lot of pages of San Diego Comic-Con coverage. Between others there's some Dexter scoop. Click the scan above to enlarge.

Yvonne Strahovski Reacts to Michael C. Hall's Emmy Nomination

New Dexter special guest star, Yvonne Strahovski who plays Hannah McKay in the seventh season, reacts via Twitter to Michael C. Hall's Emmy nominee. We don't have an official reaction from Michael yet.

P.S. Yvonne's photo above is another one from EW's Comic-Con photoshoot. 

Videos: Interview With C.S. Lee From the Set of Season 7 - He Talks Dexter & Much More

Watch below two 50 minute documentary-like videos from Arrirang TV's "The INNERview". The presenter of the show visited the set of Dexter Season 7 few weeks ago and interviewed 'Dexter' star C.S.Lee. He talked about the Showtime hit series, his personal life, and much more. In the videos are also appearing Michael C. Hall and James Remar. Spoiler warning! The first video from 08:10 to 10:03 contains season 7 spoilers.

Michael C. Hall and Marc Ecko Talk Dexter: The Game 2 at Comic-Con [Video]

Dexter Star Michael C. Hall and the producer of the Dexter Game 2, Marc Ecko talk on about the new Dexter game which debuts this fall.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Showtime President David Nevins: "The Upcoming Season 'Dexter' Is Completely Revitalized" talked briefly with Showtime President David Nevins about the Emmys, why he thinks the network will have more actors in competition next year, and a "revitalized" upcoming season of "Dexter."

TheWrap: Congratulations. Do the nominations today reflect a particular strategy for Showtime paying off?
Nevins: Thank you. The strategy is simple: to make great television that's provocative and not boring. There's no grand strategy beyond that. ... "Homeland" is a show that's very personal to me. It feels like we've really broken through. It's great to be recognized in all the big categories.

How much do nominations help you?
It's important for these first year shows. We're in 21 percent of the homes in the country. It's hard to get our younger shows noticed. ... We build from here. "Homeland" and "House of Lies" are going to be mainstays for the foreseeable future for this network. And we've got two new shows we're really excited about, "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan." We're about great acting and great writing, and creating roles for actors. Maybe you'll see ["Ray Donovan" leads] Liev Schreiber or Jon Voight or ["Masters of Sex" leads] Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan getting nominations. Read more after the jump below...

Michael C. Hall: "If I Could Play Any Other Character on 'Dexter' That Would Probably Be Masuka"

That's what Michael C. Hall recently said about Masuka's character. Can you even imagine him?! More coming tomorrow, in two amazing videos. (The photo above is from an interview from the set of season 7) 

Dexter Season 7 - Episodes 7.01, 7.02 and 7.03 - Promotional Photos In LQ

Check out 10 promotional photos in low quality from the first three episodes of the seventh season, "Are You...?", "The Shadow Knows" and "Buck the System". The photos contain spoilers. See them after the jump!

Showtime Honored With 22 Emmy Nominations

Via press release: SHOWTIME has been honored with 22 Emmy nominations! HOMELAND scored nine nominations - including Outstanding Drama Series. This is most nominations of any freshman series this year, and the most nominations ever for one of our shows.

SHOWTIME is also represented in all four lead actor and actress categories with five actors nominated - HOMELAND’s Claire Danes (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series) and Damian Lewis (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series), HOUSE OF LIES’ Don Cheadle (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series), NURSE JACKIE’s Edie Falco (Outstanding Lead Actress In a Comedy Series), and DEXTER’s Michael C. Hall (Oustanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series).
Other notable nominations include: NURSE JACKIE’s Merritt Wever (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series) and Bobby Cannavale (Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series), and SHAMELESS’ Joan Cusak (Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series).

Yvonne Strahovski Talks Season 7 and Hannah's Involvement With Other Characters [Video]

Check out below a new interview with Yvonne Strahovski this time for Access Hollywood. In this one she reveals something more about her character, Hannah:

Emmys 2012 - And the Nominees Are...

Nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning. The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC is broadcasting this year’s show, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host. Unlike last year's 5 nominations, Dexter this year is nominated in one category. See the whole nominee list after the jump below...

VIDEO: Lauren Velez Talks Dexter Season 7 & More

Dexter Star Lauren Velez talks about the seventh season of Dexter and more. Her interview begins at 0:59.

Yvonne Strahovski Teases Fans From the Set of Dexter Season 7

See below a photo Yvonne Strahovski posted few hours ago from the set of Dexter!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dexter Season 7 Casting News - Santiago Cabrera Gets Recurring Role

Exclusive Dexter casting scoop via EW: Do you remember this spoiler? Actor Santiago Cabrera is joining the upcoming season of Showtime’s Dexter. Hit the jump below to read more about his role. [Spoilers!]

Dexter Season 7 - First Set Photo of Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah

Check out after the jump, the first set photo of Yvonne Strahovski on the set of Dexter Season 7. The photo is possibly taken couple of days ago, and it's for episode 7.05 "Swim Deep". [Spoiler alert]

More Photos From the Red Carpet at the Dexter Party

Executive Producers, Scott Buck and Wendy West on the Red Carpet at the Dexter Party held at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, Ca. Click the photos below to enlarge.

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Capturing Dexter - Fan Art Contest by Showtime

To celebrate a new season of Dexter, Showtime wants you to give in to your dark, artistic urges. For more info click here.

PHOTOS: Yvonne Strahovski's TV Guide Photoshoot

Yvonne Strahovski in a photoshoot for TVGuide at Comic-Con 2012. Also check out below some backstage photos. (Click them to enlarge)