|Developed by||James Manos, Jr.|
|Starring||Michael C. Hall|
|Theme music composer||Rolfe Kent|
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|Running time||approx. Dexter is an American Television series which airs on Showtime in the United States Daniel Howard Cerone is a writer/producer He wrote and produced episodes for the popular tv shows Dexter and Charmed. John Goldwyn (born August 10, 1958) is an American Film producer, also the brother of Film director Tony Goldwyn. 50 min. |
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|Original airing||October 1, 2006–present|
Dexter is an American television drama series based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay and adapted for television by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Manos, Jr. The show premiered on the premium cable network Showtime on October 1, 2006. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Dramatic programming is Television content that is scripted and (normally fictional Darkly Dreaming Dexter is a 2004 novel by Jeff Lindsay. It has formed the basis of the Showtime television series Dexter. Jeff Lindsay is the pen name of American Playwright and Crime Novelist Jeffry P Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made James Manos Jr is an American television writer and producer Manos worked as a co-producer and writer on the first season of The Sopranos. Premium television (sometimes Pay television in North America) generally refers to a class of commercial-free Television services which Showtime is a subscription television Brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The show has been renewed for a third season.
Set and produced in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst. Dexter Morgan is a fictional character in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004 Dearly Devoted Dexter A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA is one of several specialties in the field of Forensic science.
Dexter has received considerable critical acclaim and has won two Emmys in technical categories, and has also generated public controversies concerning its content and promotion.
An edited version of the series began airing on CBS on February 17, 2008, due to the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike creating a shortage of new content. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Events 1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt. 1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East CTV simulcasts episodes along with CBS, and is also airing the edited version in order to avail of Canadian cable simultaneous substitution rules. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia Simulcast is a Portmanteau of " simul taneous broad' cast' " and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one Simultaneous substitution, or simsub, is the practice by which cable, Direct broadcast satellite and Multichannel multipoint distribution service  Dexter debuted in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central on October 2 at 9 PM ET and October 1, 2006 at 8 PM PT respectively. The Movie Network (TMN is a Canadian English language Premium television service Movie Central (MC is a Canadian English language Premium television service Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In the UK, FX aired the first season in the summer of 2007, with the second season to air in July 2008 and it will also air in HD on FX HD. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located FX hold lifetime rights to the first run of every season in the UK. ITV aired the second run of season 1 on Wednesday February 27 at 10:35pm, to a much larger potential audience than the cable and satellite only FX. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation In the UK Dexter season 2 will start on July 6 on FX. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England
In Turkey, CNBC-e has broadcasting rights of the show and has it in current circulation on Wednesdays at 9pm. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches CNBC-e is a hybrid Business and Financial / Entertainment channel operated in Turkey by CNBC Europe and the NTV Group.
In LatinAmerica Movie City (Premium Channel) aired the first season in 2007, and on March, 2008 FOX Latinamerica premieres the series for the first time in a basic cable network in the region. Second Season will be aired on CityVibe (Movie City affiliate channel).
In New Zealand, it is screening on Canwest's free to air private television network, TV3 om Monday evemings at 9. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Canwest Global Communications Corp () operating under the corporate brand Canwest, is one of Canada 's largest International media companies Monday (pron ˈmʌndeɪ ˈmʌndi is a Day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. 30 p. m.
Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter (Michael C. Hall, Six Feet Under) was adopted by a Miami police officer named Harry Morgan, who recognized his sociopathic tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for killing and dissecting in a "constructive" way: by killing people who "deserve it". Dexter is an American Television series which airs on Showtime in the United States Michael C Hall (born February 1 1971) is a Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -nominated American Actor, best known for his roles Six Feet Under is an American Television Drama created by Alan Ball that was originally broadcast from 2001 to 2005 A police officer (also known as a policeman or policewoman) is a warranted employee of a Police force. Antisocial personality disorder ( APD) is a Mental disorder.It is defined by the American Psychiatric Association 's Diagnostic and Statistical A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based Known as the 'Code of Harry' all of Dexter's victims must be killers themselves who have killed multiple times with no remorse, and Dexter must have proof that they are definitely guilty before he takes action. Most have slipped through the justice system, due to loopholes and technicalities in the law or were never apprehended.
To satisfy his interest in blood and to ease his own crimes, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA is one of several specialties in the field of Forensic science. Although his drive to kill is unflinching (otherwise overcome by a feeling of "emptiness") Dexter is, through extensive instruction from Harry, able to fake normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a socially responsible human being. He is well-liked by most of his colleagues (with the exception of Sgt. James Doakes), his girlfriend, Rita and her children(a psychologically damaged woman whom Dexter uses as "cover" despite his lack of feelings or interest in sex though he does seem to have some genuine affection for her and the children). The first season focuses mostly on "The Ice Truck Killer" — a serial killer eluding the Miami PD who is communicating with Dexter through his crime scenes. Dexter's adoptive sister Deborah begins dating Rudy, who is revealed to the audience to be the Ice Truck Killer. At the end of the season Rudy attempts to kill Deborah, but is stopped by Dexter. Rudy reveals that he is Dexter's brother. Dexter has no choice but to kill him in order to save Deborah and make his death look like a suicide.
Doakes doesn't accept the suicide theory and starts tailing Dexter because of his personal suspicions. Rita's ex-husband, set up by Dexter for a felony parole violation, is back in prison proclaiming his innocence, and points Rita to a clue to the truth about Dexter. The season ends with Dexter and his sister entering a crime scene, with Dexter imagining a tickertape parade for himself, complete with confetti and airplane fly-over, and the crowd praising him for his fine work "taking out the garbage" (i. e. killing those who prey on the weak and vulnerable. )
The complete first season of Dexter was released in a four-disc DVD package on August 21, 2007 in the US. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Dexter begins the season unable to satisfy his urges for over a month due to the constant surveillance of Sgt. Doakes. When the opportunity to kill arises, he has problems executing his victims.
To further complicate matters, treasure hunters discover Dexter’s underwater dumping ground for his victims. As the police extract body after body from the ocean, the media dubs the killer the "Bay Harbor Butcher", and FBI Special Agent Lundy (played by Keith Carradine) is brought in to catch the "Butcher". List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American Academy Award -winning Actor and Songwriter, born into a family
A cult following begins to form behind the "Butcher" when it is discovered that his victims were themselves responsible for deaths,. Dexter even finds that a comic-book character, "The Dark Defender", was created in his honor.
Rita’s relationship with Dexter becomes more tense as she and her children are dealing with the death of her ex-husband Paul in a prison fight. Paul's suggestion that Dexter was to blame for his imprisonment eats at Rita's conscience and eventually Rita accuses Dexter of setting up her ex-husband. Dexter admits to setting up Paul, but Rita refuses to believe that Dexter premeditated the crime. She assumes that Dexter is a heroin addict. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative He acquiesces to being an "addict", though he characteristically allows her misinterpretation to go without clarification; in return, she vows to stay with him while he goes through the Narcotics Anonymous program. In this way Dexter avoids responsibility for Paul's death (though he set the process in motion) and consequently maintains the rationalization that he only (directly) kills people who are also serial killers. Doakes pursues Dexter until he spots him at a NA meeting, and his first assumption is that Dexter’s devious behavior is drug-related. Narcotics Anonymous ( NA) is a Twelve-step program of recovery from Drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous.
Deb continues to struggle with the trauma of her experience with the Ice Truck Killer. For a sense of safety and comfort, she stays with her brother, another new source of stress in Dexter's life.
New cast members for this season include Jaime Murray as Lila, a (supposed) former meth addict, pyromaniac and artist who becomes Dexter’s sponsor and later on his lover, Keith Carradine as FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy and JoBeth Williams as Rita's mother Gail. Jaime Murray (born July 21 1977) is a British Actress. She is best known for playing Stacie Monroe in Hustle and Pyromania is an impulse to deliberately start fires to relieve tension and typically includes gratification or relief afterward Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American Academy Award -winning Actor and Songwriter, born into a family List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an American Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated Television and Film List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly The role of Rita's son has been re-cast. Cody is now played by child actor Preston Bailey.
Season 2 premiered on September 30, 2007. On July 17 the first two episodes of the season were leaked on the internet, and on December 4 the last two episodes were also leaked.  On November 4th, 2007, the Writer’s Guild of America started a strike, but writer Daniel Cerone stated in the LA Times that Season 2 had already been completed in anticipation of the WGA’s action. The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East 
Throughout Season 2, the Bay Harbor Butcher (Dexter) is pursued by Special Agent Lundy, while Deb's affection for Lundy and her confidence in her own detective skills both grow. Doakes returns to pursuing his suspicions about Dexter, and ultimately discovers Dexter's collection of glass slides, containing blood sample souvenirs from all of his victims. The possibility of matching the slides hidden in Dexter's air conditioner with the bodies of the Butcher's victims sets up a climactic process in which Doakes confronts Dexter. However, Dexter overpowers him and keeps him locked in a cage, while he sets up Doakes as the Butcher. Lieutenant LaGuerta, Doakes' former partner, is the only one who believes in Doakes' innocence. She finds evidence of Doakes' innocence and takes it to Lundy, but he tells her that the evidence is tainted by her previous failure to report Doakes' telephone call to her to the investigation team. He therefore rejects the file of records, though he believes she may be right.
In the season finale, Lila causes an explosion at the Cabin where Dexter imprisoned Doakes, blowing up both Doakes and the corpse of one of Dexter's victims, thereby saving Dexter from discovery. Lila then meets with Dexter, expecting him to finally accept her love now that she knows his secret. But when she catches him preparing to kill her, she seeks revenge by trying to kill Rita's children and Dexter. Dexter manages to save the children and escape, and then gets his own revenge on her after she has fled to Paris. In the closing scenes, Doakes' memorial service goes largely unattended, with the exception of LaGuerta, Dexter, and Doakes' immediate family. Expressing the logic of Dexter's mental world, the final words in the series are a voice-over of his thoughts on the recent events. We hear that he now considers himself the master of the techniques his father taught him. Dexter believes this combined with the fact that Harry knew himself to be wrong about the code gives Dexter the right to rewrite that code and to live his life the way he wishes. He also states that he now needs those relationships that he originally cultivated as disguises in order to fit into society, even though they make him vulnerable. He considers himself "An idea transcended into life".
The complete second season is planned for release on August 19th, 2008.
A third season of Dexter was announced following the season two finale, in which an ad ran assuring Dexter would return in 2008. Season three will premiere September 28, 2008 on Showtime. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common . Jimmy Smits has signed on to the season 3 cast. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning Actor. He will play Miguel Prado, an assistant district attorney who will work with Dexter to pursue a murderer who has affected both of their lives. 
When CBS announced in December 2007 it was considering Dexter for broadcast over the public airwaves, Parents Television Council (PTC), a nonprofit advocacy group, publicly protested the decision. The Parents Television Council (PTC is a US -based nonprofit organization founded by conservative activist L 
In preparation for the broadcast premiere of Dexter on CBS, on January 29, 2008 the network posted promotional videos on YouTube. Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees  The next day, the PTC for a second time called upon CBS to withdraw plans to broadcast the show. PTC President Timothy F. Winter issued a news release stating "We are formally asking CBS to cancel its plan to air the first season of Dexter on its television network. This show is not suitable for airing on broadcast television; it should remain on a premium subscription cable network. The biggest problem with the series is something that no amount of editing can get around: the series compels viewers to empathize with a serial killer, to root for him to prevail, to hope he doesn’t get discovered. " Winter went on to quote CBS President Leslie Moonves post-Columbine comment: ‘Anyone who thinks the media has nothing to do with [increasing violence in society] is an idiot. ’ Winter called on the public to demand local affiliates preempt Dexter, and warned advertisers the PTC would take action against any that sponsored the show. 
Following Winter's release, CBS added Parental Discretion advisories to its broadcast (but not the YouTube) promotions. CBS rated Dexter TV-14 for broadcast.  The show premiered on February 17, 2008 with minor edits, primarily for language, and with scenes involving dismemberment of live victims cut away. Events 1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt. 1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  Scenes involving sex were also taken out of the broadcasts. The PTC has also objected to CBS broadcasting the final two episodes of the season in a two-hour block starting at 9:00 P. M. (Eastern/Pacific Time Zones), which translates to 8 P. M. at the Mountain and Central Time Zones, a time it is concerned about a high likelihood of children watching the show. 
There are numerous differences between the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter and the Showtime series based on it; they range from extra subplots to rearrangements and modifications of elements from the source material. List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Michael C Hall (born February 1 1971) is a Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -nominated American Actor, best known for his roles Dexter Morgan is a fictional character in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004 Dearly Devoted Dexter Julie Benz (born May 1 1972 is an American actress For her role as Rita Bennett on Dexter, Benz won the 2006 Satellite Award for Actress List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Jennifer Leann Carpenter (born 7 December 1979) is an American film actress. List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Lauren Vélez (born November 2, 1964) is an American actress of Puerto Rican descent and the twin sister of actress Loraine Vélez List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Erik King is an American Film, television and stage Actor, known for his portrayal of Sgt List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly David Zayas is a Puerto Rican American theatrical film and television actor List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly William James Remar (born December 31 1953) is an American Actor. List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly CS Lee, also known as Charlie Lee, is an Asian-American Actor of Korean descent List of characters with biographical details from the Showtime series Dexter and the Jeff Lindsay novel series it was based on including Darkly Darkly Dreaming Dexter is a 2004 novel by Jeff Lindsay. It has formed the basis of the Showtime television series Dexter.
The novel is narrated exclusively from Dexter’s point of view and focuses mostly on his pursuit of the “Tamiami Butcher” (renamed the “Ice Truck Killer” for the series). Tamiami is a Census-designated place (CDP in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. This helps the reader relate even without understanding the Miami specific lingo and street names, including Tamiami. The TV series expands on the minor characters roles with subplots not present in the original, such as Angel’s rocky relationship with his ex-wife.
Another addition is the inclusion of Rita’s abusive ex-husband Paul. In the show, he becomes a fully-fledged supporting character who professes love for his children, but nevertheless still treats Rita violently.
The biggest change is the lead-up to and revelation of the identity of the Ice Truck Killer. In the novel, Dexter (and to a certain extent, the reader) is led to believe that Dexter himself might be the one committing the murders, due to a series of strange dreams that connect him to the murder; the possibility that Dexter’s “Dark Passenger” is committing crimes when Dexter is asleep is brought up. The final clue is a blurry photo, taken from surveillance footage, of a man who resembles Dexter at a crime scene. After the Tamiami Killer kidnaps Deborah, Dexter (who is followed by Detective LaGuerta) finds and confronts him. It is subsequently revealed that the killer is actually Dexter’s nearly identical long-lost brother, Brian, who, like Dexter, witnessed their mother’s brutal murder. In the ensuing conflict LaGuerta is slain by Brian, Deborah finds out her brother is a killer and Dexter helps Brian to escape, an act referenced in the next novel.  As a morbid trophy, Dexter adds a drop of LaGuerta’s blood to his collection.
In the television series, Brian is introduced under the fake name ‘Rudy’, a prosthetist who becomes Deborah’s boyfriend, and his relationship to Dexter only revealed late in the first season. A prosthetist, as defined by The American Board for Certification in Orthotics Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc Here, Dexter hesitantly kills Brian instead of letting him escape, Deborah does not discover her brother’s secret and LaGuerta is not present at all in the confrontation. Furthermore, while in the novel Dexter and his brother are nearly identical, the actors playing the two characters are distinct from each other in their looks.
During the ending of the first novel, Deborah is wide awake for the exchange between Brian and Dexter, so from the second novel onward, she knows that her brother is a serial killer. The Deborah of the television series does not.
Some of the supporting characters are changed. Detective LaGuerta is named Migdia in the novel and Maria in the show while Doakes’ first name is changed from Albert to James. (The television series follows the arc of the original book. Doakes’ first name is not revealed in the first novel, but in the sequel Dearly Devoted Dexter, allowing for the discrepancy in names. ) The character of Angel Batista is a lab tech in the books while in the television series he is a homicide detective. The character of Camilla Figg is a young lab tech infatuated with Dexter while in the television series, she is an older woman who once worked with Dexter’s father. She is the records supervisor and has a more maternal relationship with Dexter.
In the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dexter references his urge to kill as being controlled by a “Dark Passenger”, and when in his killer trances he tends to refer to himself as We or Us. In the first season, only one reference is made to this “Passenger”, as Dexter stands at the scene of Angel’s stabbing by Brian alias Rudy, an event absent in the book. In Season 2 episode 3, the writers finally explain Dexter’s urge to kill as his “Dark Passenger” and make multiple references to it throughout the episode.
Much of the second season had little to do with the second novel, Dearly Devoted Dexter, although they both shared a subplot concerning a suspicious Doakes following Dexter, both concluding in Doakes being 'taken care of' by another killer to prevent Dexter from breaking his moral code. In Dearly Devoted, Doakes is tortured and dismembered (his hands, feet and tongue are removed) by Dr. Danco, a serial killer. He survives, however, and returns in the third novel albeit in a much more different state; he is unable to speak and is fitted with prosthetics. The Showtime series has Doakes being blown up by Lila, Dexter's psychopathic ex-girlfriend.
In preparation for the UK launch of the series, FX (UK) experimented with an SMS-based viral marketing campaign. FX is a TV channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004 and originally Short Message Service ( SMS) is a Communications protocol allowing the interchange of short text messages between mobile telephone devices. Viral marketing and viral advertising refer to Marketing techniques that use pre-existing Social networks to produce increases in Brand awareness Unsuspecting mobile phone owners received unsolicited SMS messages identified as being from "Dexter," with no other identification or originating phone number. The SMS messages contain the following text, referring to the phone owner by name:
Some time later, an email is received directing the user to an online video "news report" about a recent spree of killings. Using on-the-fly video manipulation, the user's name and a personalized message are worked into the report – the former written in blood on a wall by the crime scene, the latter added to a note in an evidence bag carried past the camera.
While the marketing campaign had succeeded in raising the profile of the show, it proved unpopular with many mobile owners who saw this as spam advertising aimed at mobile phones. Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages In response to complaints about the SMS element of the campaign, FX issued the following statement:
The initial response to Dexter was positive. The website Metacritic calculated a score of 77 from a possible 100 based on 27 reviews, making it the third-best reviewed show of the 2006 fall season. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. This score includes four 100% scores from the New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times and People Weekly. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily Newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published  Brian Lowry, who had written one of the two poor reviews for the show, recanted his negative review in a year-end column for the trade magazine Variety after watching the full season. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman  On the CNET Networks website TV.com, Dexter has an overall rating of 9. CNET Networks Inc is a media company based in San Francisco California, United States, and is part of CBS Interactive, owned TVcom is a website owned by CNET Networks. The service was launched on June 1 2005 and replaced the popular TV Tome website 4/10. 
On December 14, 2006, Michael C. Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Actor in a Television Drama Series for playing Dexter. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner This is a list of nominees for the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. The individuals and movies nominated for this award are usually considered favorites for a nomination for the same year's
|DVD Name||Release Date||Ep #||Additional Content|
|The Complete First Season||Region 1: August 21, 2007|
Region 2: May 19, 2008
Region 4: Feb 14, 2008
|The Complete Second Season||Region 1: August 19, 2008|
Region 2: N/A
A video game based on Dexter was announced on March 4, 2008, to be developed by Marc Ecko's game development company, which previously developed the controversial urban graffiti game Getting Up. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Brotherhood is an American Television drama series created by Blake Masters. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Marc Ecko (born Marc Milecofsky in Lakewood New Jersey. He started selling T-shirts in the mid 1980s and founded his clothing brand Eckō in 1993 Marc Eckō's Getting Up Contents Under Pressure is a Video game released on February 14, 2006.  "Dexter is the extremely rare TV show with enough layers of action and tension to translate perfectly into a compelling video game," said Marc Fernandez, Vice President of Marc Ecko Entertainment.
|Dexter: Music from the Showtime Original Series|
|Soundtrack by Daniel Licht, Various|
|Released||August 28, 2007|
The music from the Dexter TV series was released August 28, 2007 on the album Dexter: Music from the Showtime Original Series. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Milan Records is a Record label located in Sherman Oaks California specializing in Film scores and Soundtrack albums In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Showtime is a subscription television Brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It is produced by Showtime, and distributed by Milan Records. The album is also available online on the iTunes store. The iTunes release includes five additional bonus tracks from Seasons 1 and 2.
The album contains 25 tracks over 1 hour and 4 minutes. Track 1 is the opening theme by Rolfe Kent. Rolfe Kent (born 1963 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England) is a Film score Composer. Tracks 2 through 11 are mostly Cuban and Latin music used during the show, with tracks 2, 6 and 9 containing narration by Michael C. Hall. Tracks 12 through 24 were written by Daniel Licht, who composed all of the show's other themes. Bonus track 25 is track 24, "Blood Theme," with Jon Licht singing over.
|Track 12, the main theme to Dexter. In particular, this is the music heard during the first seconds of the show, during Michael C. Hall's first monologue, which can both be heard combined in track 2, "Tonight’s the Night".|
|Track 24, the ending theme to Dexter. It is the most popular music of the soundtrack on iTunes in-shop track ranking.|