Dexter

Series finales tend to be controversial even under the best of circumstances, but the reaction to Dexter‘s “Remember the Monsters?” hasn’t been polarized so much as overwhelmingly negative. While a handful of critics had nice things to say, most fans howled at its many ludicrous twists and lack of closure, and basically wondered why the hell they’d spent eight seasons waiting for this.

Even so, not surprisingly, showrunner Scott Buck stands by his decisions. “This is absolutely the ending I wanted,” he said in a post-finale interview. Meanwhile, one of Buck’s predecessors, Clyde Phillips, has some ideas of his own about where the show should’ve gone. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve lumberjacking. Hit the jump to read what they said. (Spoilers follow.)

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‘Dexter’ Could Spawn a Spin-Off Series

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Briefly: Showtime’s hit series Dexter is winding down; this season will be the show’s last. My own interest in the show ran out a long time ago, but there’s still an audience for the murderous antics and strange family machinations of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall). The Season 8 episodes to air so far are getting great ratings.

While Dexter is ending, Showtime just signed producer/showrunner Scott Buck to a two-year contract. When asked about the possibility of a Dexter spin-off, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins referred to that deal and said “draw your own conclusions.” He added more later, according to EW, saying “we are really not dealing with it at all until we are through with this season and maybe a while thereafter.”

So while there’s not a lot to go on there, that answer is not a “no.” While it’s too early to guess how this season will end, and who’ll be left alive, place your bets on what character(s) might be the focus of a spin-off below.

Plenty of offices around the country have already begun winding down for the holidays, but apparently Showtime and HBO had a few things to get out of the way first. Meanwhile, Fox is still holding out on a decision on Terra Nova til the new year — though the producers are apparently feeling optimistic. After the jump:

  • HBO renews Enlightened, axes Bored to Death, Hung, and How to Make It in America
  • Showtime drops a trailer for Shameless Season 2
  • Dexter showrunner Scott Buck talks about the finale’s climactic moments
  • Homeland exec producers discuss the tense first season finale
  • Terra Nova producers are “guardedly optimistic” about the show’s chances for a second season

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Any time I learn about a new David Fincher project I take the news with a certain degree of skepticism. Fincher is a filmmaker who gets involved with projects left and right, but many never go beyond the development stage. It’s the way the town works in general, but Fincher likes to develop a lot more stuff at once than the average producer/director.

So take the word that he and Charlize Theron are  developing Mind Hunter, an HBO series based on the John Douglas and Mark Olshaker book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, with a basic ‘wait and see’ attitude.  Read More »

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