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Showtime Shows Some Love for 'Dexter'

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Oct 21, 2008 | 3:32pm EDT

Showtime Networks has picked up a fourth and fifth season of their highest-rated show Dexter, Variety reports.

The show’s Sept. 28 third season premiere -- which stars Michael C. Hall as a Miami PD forensic blood expert, who moonlights as a vigilante/serial killer -- drew 1.2 million viewers, more than 20 percent more than when season 2 debuted in 2007. It also nabbed an Emmy nomination for drama series earlier this year while also winning a Peabody Award.

Season 4 is set to begin in L.A. in the spring and each campaign will span 12 episodes. I just hope it can continue skewing the main plot to keep things interesting. Certainly the current season is off to a very intriguingly good start with Dexter’s impending fatherhood. Just imagine THAT child.

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