John Lithgow Joins The Cast Of Dexter He will appear in all 12 episodes of Season 4, which premieres on Showtime September 27th. Click me!
The wait until the fall premiere of Dexter 's season 4 may seem intolerable to fans - and it is - but at least the Showtime hit's executive producer Sara Colleton has some nice tidbits of information on what Dexter fans should expect when the lovable serial killer returns to our screens. "This season, we're going to deal with: Can a serial killer juggle a personal life, work, and his 'dark passenger'?" reveals executive producer Sara Colleton. "In other words, can Dexter have it all? Which is something all of us grapple with every day of our lives. So we're taking something that is a very human dilemma and putting it through the prism of Dexter's special needs." As we all know, last season saw Dexter's (Michael C. Hall) with pregnant wife Rita (Julie Benz) tie the knot (where Dexter vowed to be "the best husband and father he could be"). So is it safe to assume that Dexter will become a father on the upcoming season? As if that wasn't complicated enough for Dexter to balance, there will be an addition to the cast: a yet-to-be-cast male antagonist who will "cross paths with Dexter in a major, dramatic way." Word is, the Dexter casting people are on the lookout for a Jeff Daniels type to play the role. "He will illuminate a lot about Dexter's life and force him to make some tough choices," Colleton says. His sister Deb, meanwhile, played by Hall's real-life wife Jennifer Carpenter, might just get dangerously close to Dexter's secret this season, teased Colleton. "All the way through the season, Deb -- in her need to know her father more -- is going to get closer and closer to figuring out who Dexter's mother was and her relationship with her father," says Colleton. In other news, the Dexter Season 2 DVD ranked among the top DVD titles this week, proving that the Showtime series indeed has a major following. Source Here
From EW: "Apologies in advance for perpetuating an overused pun, but Dexter's fourth season sounds, well, killer. When the Showtime hit returns next fall, six months will have lapsed on screen, leaving newlyweds Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and Rita (Julie Benz) the proud parents of a baby boy. "This season, we're going to deal with: Can a serial killer juggle a personal life, work, and his 'dark passenger'?" reveals executive producer Sara Colleton. "In other words, can Dexter have it all? Which is something all of us grapple with every day of our lives. So we're taking something that is a very human dilemma and putting it through the prism of Dexter's special needs." Further complicating Dexter's intricate balancing act will be a new, as-yet-uncast male antagonist who will "cross paths with Dexter in a major, dramatic way," teases Colleton. "He will illuminate a lot about Dexter's life and force him to make some tough choices." (Word is they're looking for a "Jeff Daniels-type" to play the role.) Meanwhile, Dex's plucky sister, Deb (played by Hall's real-life wife, Jennifer Carpenter), will unwittingly threaten to shed light on his dark secret. "All the way through the season, Deb -- in her need to know her father more -- is going to get closer and closer to figuring out who Dexter's mother was and her relationship with her father," says Colleton. So might the day come when Dex is forced to slice and dice her? "That is inconceivable to me," declares Colleton. "Deb and Dexter are the best brother-and-sister team ever." One could even call them...killer. (Sorry again!)" Who is excited?
After we reported that Showtime is set to begin filming the fourth season of Dexter in May, the cult hit's titular character admits in an interview that playing the lovable vigilante gets to him. In fact, he's thankful that shooting for the Showtime series is not an all-year affair, lest he loses his mind. "It's nice that our shooting schedule only last for about four-and-a-half months, so for the greater part of the year I'm not playing the part," Michael C. Hall tells TV Scoop. "I can catch my breath and reacquaint myself with other characters or myself." Hall, 38, who has played the enigmatic character of Dexter for the three critically acclaimed seasons, adds that while "the longer you spend playing the character, the easier it gets," it also becomes tricky because he concedes that he takes his work home with him. And if the character in question is a sociopath serial killer, the concern is easily understandable. In fact, Hall says, he gets so engrossed in Dexter's plots that they tend to affect his personal life. "When the show's happening, there's always some level of consideration or preoccupation about what story we're telling. I wouldn't have it any other way - it's nice to be telling a story that's so compelling." Showtime renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season on October, 2008. As far as Hall was concerned, while he's not sure how far Dexter can go, he hopes the writers figure out an "end game" soon, so that they may start telling the story with that ending in mind. Dexter's third season finale, which aired December, 2008, gave Showtime its highest ratings for an original series since 2004, reeling in 1.51 million viewers. It also gave the cable network its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Source Here
After three critically acclaimed seasons, the dark Showtime series about that lovable serial killer is due to come back later this year, as it begins shooting for season 4 in May, Dexter star Michael C. Hall confirms. In an interview with Jonathan Ross in his BBC show in the UK, the actor who plays the titular character on the show reiterates that they've been signed for two more seasons, each with 12 episodes. Meanwhile, Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton tells Vanity Fair that in February and March, they spend just coming up with the idea for the season, what its themes will be, what aspects of humanity we want Dexter to butt up against, and what we want to do with the secondary characters. It always starts with talking about themes and going back and reviewing past seasons, she says, adding that while the first two seasons set up the classic origin story, the third one is different, as it dealt with Dexter rebelling against his father to find out who he really is. Showtime hasn't released any details on how season 4 would shape up. Hall reveals, however, that eventually, Dexter has to end, and resolve itself in a satisfying way. Asked if suicide is the grand conclusion to his character's life, Hall hints that it's not a likely ending. Kill himself? Well, he said that that is a reprehensible idea to him, but you never know. In the December conclusion of the third season of Dexter, he managed to escape from The Skinner just in time to make it to his wedding. This after killing Miguel, whom he shared his secret with, and framing the Skinner. The season 4 of Dexter is set to air this fall. It also stars Julie Benz, Lauren Velez, and Jennifer Carpenter, among others. Source Here
The production itself has been taking place since January this year. Alan Ball dished out on the second season, "There are new romances for Tara, Jason and Sara. Bill and Sookie have a lot of issues to sort out - including having made a new teenage vampire that's living in their house. Bill and Sookie also go to Dallas to find one of their own who has gone missing." On another dose of "True Blood" news, Valerie Cruz ("Dexter") has been cast as an elegant Hispanic vampire named Isabel. via aceshowbiz.com Also pointed out on true blood wiki
This teaser has been floating around for awhile, but I had not managed to see it until just now: Dexter Season 4 Teaser Love it!
Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, who have quietly been dating for a year and a half, got married on New Year's Eve. It is the second wedding for Hall. Let's just hope the new happy couple can keep their chemistry away from the screen, as that might be a little bit creepy, seeing as the two play on-screen siblings... Source: TV Guide
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It was a week of miracles: Generosity thawed hearts. A killer found love. Tom Cruise went on TV without doing anything weird, and Valkyrie looks pretty good! With good will toward all, we bring you our Top Moments , holiday edition. 10. Best Bloody Wedding: Dexter 's third season ended with the day we never thought we'd see, but his nuptials weren't all sappy. The drops of blood that ran from Dexter's cast to Rita's dress hinted at not a just a fabric stain, but a symbolicstain on their relationship. Oh, you fancy writers! 9. Most Crush-Worthy Newcomer: We've seen Ted as a friend, boyfriend, husband-to-be, and now as an overbearing big brother. How I Met Your Mother introduced his sister, played by Erin Cahill, a deft comedic presence who happens to be girl-next-door gorgeous. 8. Most Extreme Attention-Getting Tactic: Leverage knows how to get us lusting for vengeance: Kill a bunch of horses in a suspicious stable fire. We didn't see them engulfed, mercifully, but did have to endure this line: "In a fire, Mr. Ford, horses scream." It all leads to another entertaining insurance con with plenty of - sorry - horse-trading, and we'd like to offer the show a deal of our own: We'll keep watching if you lay off the ponies. 7. Cute-Girl-with-a-Gun Award: Sometimes we forget Chuck 's Sarah Walker is a trained CIA agent. She reminded us this week by killing another rogue spy to protect Chuck, then flat-out lying about it with that warm smile we've grown to love. Never have our adoration and fear walked so closely. 6. Best Plan: Tom Cruise reunites with Matt Lauer on Today to acknowledge he "came across arrogant" in their 2005 interview/argument - and explain why he isn't talking about Scientology in interviews for Valkyrie : "When people are tuning in to hear about my movie... that's what I'm here to talk about." Dang, we wanted to hear more about psychiatry. 5. So Far, So Good Award: David Gregory survives his first week hosting Meet the Press despite having to repeatedly pronounce "Blagojevich." (It's Bluh-GOY-uh-vich.) 4. Biggest Mess: Saturday Night Live 's last show of the year featured shaky, quiet vocals from Kanye West, a painful sketch about singing lamps, and an impression of New York's blind governor that drew rebukes from him and many others. We're split on whether it was good or bad, but good for the show for continuing to take risks at the end of a year when everyone was talking about it again. 3. Best Hug-It-Out Moment Not on Entourage: The Big Bang Theory 's socially inept and OCD-afflicted Sheldon forgets his hang-ups when frenemy Penny surprises him with the greatest Christmas gift a geek could imagine: a signed, used napkin from Leonard Nimoy. After convulsing, squeaking and buying her five gift baskets he admits aren't enough, he moves in for a long, sweetly awkward hug. 2. International WTF Award: President Bush drops in on Iraq, and, and things go a little wild, as they tend to do there. An angry local journalist hurls his shoes at the commander-in-chief, who demonstrates impressive reflexes by ducking and returning to the line of fire just in time to dodge shoe number two. Bush is quick with the spin too, saying the incident demonstrates Iraqis' newfound freedoms. But the real test is whether his attacker ever sets foot in public again. 1. Worst Ad for Patron: The leaders of the hip-hop industry give many a free shout-out to Patron tequila, so it should survive the following anti-endorsement from The Hills ' Heidi and Spencer, recorded the morning after their supposed wedding in Mexico... Read the full story: TVGuide.com's Top Moments of the Week Photo courtesy of TVGuide.com