Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ Renewed for Sixth Season


Cable network Showtime announced Monday that it has renewed its serial killer drama “Dexter” for a sixth season.

David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks, called the renewal “the easiest decision I’ve made since I got to Showtime.”

Continue Reading Below

The show’s fifth season ends on Dec. 12. Ratings for the Nov. 28 episode were up 43 percent from the season’s Sept. 26 premiere.

“To grow [‘Dexter’s’] audience so significantly in its fifth season is an enormous accomplishment by this amazing cast and crew,” Nevins said in a press release.

The sixth season of the show is set to go into production in Los Angeles in Spring 2011.

“Dexter” stars Michael C. Hall as a police forensic expert in Miami who is also a serial killer targeting other serial killers.