Dexter

DEXTER (Season 6)There is no word yet on whether Canadian murderer Mark Twitchell will be allowed to continue watching Dexter while he is imprisoned.

Government officials and Corrections Service Canada have yet to confirm whether Twitchell will continue to have access to the series while serving time given the violent nature of the program.

It is believed that the serial killer series – which features Michael C. Hall – helped inspire Twitchell to commit the murder of Johnny Altinger.

A victims’ right advocate, Joseph Wamback, believes that Dexter is not suitable viewing for violent criminals. Continue reading »

Dexter has been confirmed to end at the end of its eighth season.

The Showtime network has made it official in their new marketing of the eighth season, presenting their latest footage with the “final season” tagline.

sean-patrick-flaneryDexter has added Sean Patrick Flanery to its cast.

The actor, who was a part of one of the biggest cult movies of the 1990s in the form of Boondock Saints, has picked up a recurring role on the serial killer drama.

Flanery will play the role of ex-cop Jacob Elroy, the owner of a private investigator company in Miami.

The upcoming eighth season is expected to be the last for the show. Continue reading »

After a season finale that ended with one of the series’ most shocking moments, Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) present an explosive new season of Showtime’s Dexter, beginning Sunday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, day-and-date with Showtime in the U.S.

Following its premiere, the episode will be available in Eastern Canada to sample free-of-charge, online and on demand.

When Dexter returns, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning role) is finally forced to confront his greatest fear after Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) witnesses his ritualistic slaying of the Doomsday Killer. Now Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, and the Code that their father Harry (James Remar) instilled in him as a young boy. Continue reading »

It’s been a killer couple of years for Dexter Morgan, but he’s back and feeling like his old self until he delves into unfamiliar territory: spirituality.

Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment ‘s Movie Central (Western Canada) present Season 6 of the award-winning, critically acclaimed drama Dexter , premiering Sunday, October 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/MT .

The new season opens with mild mannered criminologist-cum-grisly serial killer Dexter Morgan (series star and executive producer, and Golden Globe ® – and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ) feeling renewed, re-energized and re-focused on putting deserving criminals on his table.

But his existence is shattered when he crosses paths with an enemy unlike any he’s faced before: a delusional religious zealot with unflinching convictions. This new adversary soon draws Dexter into a dangerous game that causes him to explore the nature of faith, something he never thought he had use for.

Joining the cast as guest stars for Season 6 are Emmy ® and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Edward James Olmos as a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies; Emmy ® and Golden Globe nominated actor Mos (formerly known as Mos Def) as Brother Sam, a hardened ex-con who claims to have found religion, yet seems to continually find himself surrounded by violence; and Colin Hanks as an expert on ancient artifacts who gets linked to a series of grisly murders in Miami. Dexter also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, and James Remar.

 

Free Sampling Opportunity 

Following Dexter ‘s Season 6 premiere on October 2, Canadians will have a chance to sample the episode free-of-charge immediately afterwards on the following platforms:

•  www.themovienetwork.ca and www.moviecentral.ca

•  the free Video On Demand services offered by participating television providers

 

Dexter will be broadcast in High Definition, and episodes will be available on demand following their network premieres. In Eastern Canada, all episodes will also be available via The Movie Network OnLine with Rogers On Demand OnLine, Bell TV Online and Videotron’s Illico Web and in Western Canada via Movie Central Online with Shaw and Shaw Direct Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.

The nominees and winners from the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

 

TELEVISION, DRAMA

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) – Winner

“Dexter” (Showtime)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

 

ACTRESS, DRAMA

Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”

Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

Piper Perabo – “Covert Affairs”

Katey Sagal – “Sons Of Anarchy” – Winner

Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”

 

ACTOR, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire” – Winner

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”

Michael Hall – “Dexter”

Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie – “House”

 

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“30 Rock” (NBC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“The Big C” (Showtime)

“Glee” (FOX) – Winner

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

 

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”

Tina Fey – “30 Rock”

Laura Linney – “The Big C” – Winner

Lea Michele – “Glee”

 

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

Steve Carell – “The Office”

Thomas Jane – “Hung”

Matthew Morrison – “Glee”

Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” – Winner

 

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

“Carlos” (Sundance Channel) – Winner

“The Pacific” (HBO)

“Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)

“Temple Grandin” (HBO)

“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

 

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Hayley Atwell – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin” – Winner

Judi Dench – “Return To Cranford”

Romola Garai – “Emma”

Jennifer Love Hewitt – “The Client List”

 

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Idris Elba – “Luther”

Ian Mcshane – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack” – Winner

Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”

Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”

Jane Lynch – “Glee” – Winner

Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”

Julia Stiles – “Dexter”

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Scott Caan – “Hawaii Five-O”

Chris Colfer – “Glee” – Winner

Chris Noth – “The Good Wife”

Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”

 

Source: Variety

Modern Family leads the nominations for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The sitcom has been put up for four awards at the January 30 ceremony, including Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series and individual nods for Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara and Ty Burrell.

Mad Men, Glee, 30 Rock and Dexter all follow with three nominations apiece.

The complete list of TV nominations:

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

The Closer

Dexter

The Good Wife

Mad Men

 

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

30 Rock

Glee

Hot In Cleveland

Modern Family

The Office

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Michael C Hall – Dexter

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Hugh Laurie – House

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Glenn Close – Patty Hewes in Damages

Mariska Hargitay – Det. Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU

Julianna Margulies – Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss – Peggy Olson in Mad Men

Kyra Sedgwick – Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

Ty Burrell – Phil Dunphy in Modern Family

Steve Carell – Michael Scott in The Office

Chris Colfer – Kurt Hummel in Glee

Ed O’Neill – Jay Pritchett in Modern Family

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Edie Falco – Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey – Liz Lemon in 30 Rock

Jane Lynch – Sue Sylvester in Glee

Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family

Betty White – Elka Ostrovsky in Hot In Cleveland

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie or Miniseries

John Goodman – Neal Nicol in You Don’t Know Jack

Al Pacino – Jack Kevorkian in You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid – Bill Clinton in The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez – Illich Ramirez Sanchez aka ‘Carlos’ in Carlos

Patrick Stewart – Macbeth in Macbeth

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie or Miniseries

Claire Danes – Temple Grandin in Temple Grandin

Catherine O’Hara – Aunt Ann in Temple Grandin

Julia Ormond – Eustacia Grandin in Temple Grandin

Winona Ryder – Lois Wilson in When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

Susan Sarandon – Janet Good in You Don’t Know Jack

 

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

Burn Notice

CSI: NY

Dexter

Southland

True Blood

 

Source: Digital Spy

Dexter fans rejoice! The famed television serial killer will return to screens for a sixth season next year. The show has had a steady increase in viewers over the past five seasons giving Showtime even more reason to renew the series.

This comes on the heels of the season 5 finale which airs on December 12 on the Movie Network (in the East) and Movie Central (in the West) at 10pm.

 

From a happily married husband and father to a guilt-ridden single dad, Miami-based blood spatter expert Dexter Morgan returns to pick up the pieces after the shocking death of his wife Rita in the Season 4 finale of Showtime’s acclaimed drama series Dexter.

Picking up right where the previous season left off, Dexter (Season 5) premieres Sunday, September 26 at 9 p.m. PT on Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and 10 p.m. ET on Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada).

After discovering the lifeless body of Rita who was murdered at the hands of the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow in his Emmy®-winning guest role), Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) must try and remain focused – and undetected – as his new reality and responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him like never before. While coping with his new life, Dexter hires a nanny (Maria Doyle Kennedy), develops a special relationship with a mysterious new woman (Julia Stiles) and sets his sights on a new target to satisfy his Dark Passenger.

Also joining the cast for Season 5 are: Jonny Lee Miller as a man mysteriously connected to Stiles’ character; Peter Weller, as a troubled Miami Metro police officer; and Chris Vance, as a personal aide to a famous businessman. Dexter also stars Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, and James Remar.

Series star Michael C. Hall was honoured this past year with a Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild® Award and John Lithgow was awarded a Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as the Trinity Killer. The series also received a prestigious 2008 Peabody Award and twice named one of AFI’s top 10 television programs.

Dexter is a high-definition production that will be simulcast on The Movie Network and Movie Central’s High Definition channels. All new episodes will be available on demand and on The Movie Network OnLine following the network premieres.

(From a press release)

Zach Woods has been promoted to a series regular in the next season of The Office in the US. Woods plays Gabe Lewis in the comedy which is set to lose star Steve Carrell after the seventh season.

Eric Roberts is making a return to the world of soaps, with the actor confirming he is set for a role on The Young and the Restless. Roberts will play an attorney representing a familiar cast member on the soap, debuting in July.

Rocker Tommy Lee will make a guest appearance on the upcoming season of Californication. Lee will appear alongside David Duchovny in the drama series which has seen several celebrities make small appearances over the past few seasons.

Dexter has announced yet another cast addition with April Lee Hernandez set to join the drama in the new season. The ex-ER actress will play a new police officer alongside big-name signing Julia Stiles.