Articles for Dexter Season 3

Over the first two seasons of Showtime‘s brilliant, Emmy-nominated drama Dexter, the title character has struggled to obey his dead adopted father‘s code. Dexter (Michael C. Hall) might be a serial killer, but he was raised to kill responsibly. The revelation that his father Harry was a liar who had an affair with Dexter‘s biological mother forced him to reconsider that code at the end of season 2.With season 3 of Dexter, which begins tonight at 9pm on Showtime, the show deals with Dexter shedding his father‘s morality and creating a new moral code of his own. Jimmy Smits joins the cast as well as Miguel Prado, an ambitious district attorney who strikes up a peculiar relationship with Dexter.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major details about tonight‘s season 3 premiere. Read more »
The third season of Showtime’s Dexter is well underway and fans were already treated to a whole new web of intrigue with Dexter’s accidentally killing an innocent, who happens to be the brother of his newfound friend, Miguel Prado.  Add to that Rita’s confession about carrying his baby!Last month, executive producer Sara Colleton promised that this season will be explosive, saying, “We start Season 3 with Dexter accidentally doing something that starts as a tiny ripple but by the end of the season, it’s a tsunami, and Dexter has no way of stopping it.”  With the third episode airing on Sunday, fans can’t wait to see what this tsunami will bring. Read more »
The fall season is still early, but the networks are already making decisions about the fates of the new shows. Following in the footsteps of the CW‘s 90210, FOX‘s Fringe and CBS‘ The Mentalist, NBC picked up Knight Rider for a full season today. In other news, Showtime picked up its Emmy-nominated drama Dexter for two additional seasons.For NBC, the full season order for Knight Rider might vex some critics. The show became a punching bag for TV critics this season, earning some of the worst reviews of any fall show. In spite of them, viewers have consistently tuned in, and while the ratings aren‘t huge, NBC sees the potential in a fun action series. Read more »
Earlier this year, Showtime collaborated with Marc Ecko Entertainment for the development of a videogame based on the network‘s dark serial drama Dexter that will be available for several platforms, including Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.  Several months later, the two parties have decided to venture in a Dexter iPhone videogame, with Icarus Studio as the developer.“I am so excited to have Icarus Studios on board to develop the Dexter iPhone game,” Marc Fernandez, vice president of Marc Ecko Entertainment, said in a statement.  “From the second we began this project we wanted to throw everything we had at it, that‘s exactly why we wanted Icarus Studios as a partner - a 100 person plus developer focusing their technology on making the Dexter game the best it can possibly be.” Read more »
This season of Dexter is undeniably leaving fans for more, with every episode filled with drama and heart-stopping mystery and intrigue.  Way before the season began, the show’s stars and production staff have promised us a grueling season that will delve deeper into the complex emotions of Dexter, who has now found a friend in Miguel Prado, played by none other than Jimmy Smits."The idea of having a friend like Miguel is seductive," executive producer Sarah Colleton told the New York Times last month.  "They go fishing.  Miguel teaches Dexter how to golf.  They emotionally bond over the fact that both of them had very strong-willed fathers who didn’t believe in them." Read more »
Fictional crime series are oftentimes looked upon as bad influences to the society due to the influences it creates on the youth.  Showtime’s Dexter isn’t an exception.  In fact, earlier this year, the award-winning series has been criticized by the Parents Television Council after the show debuted on CBS.  Creator Jeff Lindsay disdainfully commented that the show mustn’t be condemned, while others believe that it is the parents’ duty to guide their kids when it comes to watching TV.More recently, Dexter’s name was again thrown into the spotlight after an Edmonton filmmaker was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 38-year-old Johnny Brian Altinger. Read more »
On the last episode of Dexter, Miguel offered Dexter a new potential victim though he wasn‘t so sure if she fit the Code.  Disappointed, Miguel was understandably angry, making Dexter believe the new friendship was in danger.  Meanwhile, Rita found out that Sylvia is beginning to suspect her husband, which is Miguel, was having an affair.  Debra was forced to tell Anton that he was being used as bait to lure the Skinner.  Of course, they now need to find a new way to find the Skinner, which kind of made Anton feel good about Debra. On the next episode the Showtime series, Miguel brings Dexter another “project.”  The difference this time is that he wants to get his hands dirty and go at it hands on.  As such, Dexter starts thinking if it‘s time to teach Miguel the Code for his own safety as well as Miguel‘s.  Now as Dexter walks Miguel through the process, Dexter struggles with (and enjoys) letting Miguel into his private world so completely, but doesn‘t realize that this has only aroused Miguel‘s appetite. Read more »
If you‘re not already familiar with Liza Lapira, you should be. She‘s currently pulling double duty with recurring roles on the smash hit NCIS and the critically acclaimed Showtime drama Dexter. On NCIS, she‘s the murderous mole Michelle Lee, whose secret is about to be discovered by Gibbs, making tonight‘s all-new episode a big one for Lapira. On Dexter, she‘s the sulty Internal Affairs detective hounding Debra to turn on her partner, Quinn.If that wasn‘t enough action for you, Liza Lapria will also be starring in the fourth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise this summer, and will have a recurring role on the new Joss Whedon series Dollhouse. BuddyTV spoke to Lapira about juggling all of these projects, and what fans can expect to see from her characters on NCIS and Dexter in the coming weeks. Continue reading to listen to our exclusive interview and to read the full transcript. Read more »
We‘re so used to seeing Jimmy Smits as the good guy, in shows such as L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and more recently, The West Wing, where his role as presidential aspirant Matthew Santos endeared him further to viewers (and inadvertently predicted what will happen two years later).  Now he‘s been part of the Showtime series Dexter for almost two months now, as influential yet infamous ADA Miguel Prado, and for some who‘ve been used to seeing him in those troubled protagonist roles, this would prove to be quite a turn.“I had to get that South Florida guy out of my system some way, so they were kind enough to kind of let me do that over there,” he explained in an interview with The Early Show.  “He is just somebody who is very principled in the way he thinks about what the law means to him and it justifies it in his own way.” Read more »
Some may very well know that the Showtime series Dexter is inspired by a novel, Jeff Lindsay’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter.  Although the second and third season would start to stray from the book, with the characters the only constants, the stamp of the novel remains very distinct.  As for the book, well, it was followed by three more, released from 2005 onwards.  But we haven’t really heard much from Lindsay.  You never probably sensed that the series came from a book (but what do I know?).So it must be interesting to hear that Lindsay—actually a pen name for Jeffry Freundlich—will be making a cameo on the drama series that he helped give birth to.  Tonight’s episode, entitled “Go Your Own Way”, sees him take on a role that you’d probably not notice: that of a detective tasked to keep watch over a hospital room. I guess if we haven’t told you about it, you’d never notice.  But Lindsay’s appearance on Dexter, he says, has a much bigger meaning to it.  He’s there to prove that he loves the show. Read more »
It‘s easy to see how something bad is actually good when you‘re watching the Showtime network.  As it becomes home to all sorts of malevolently twisted characters, its ratings have gone way up.  One of the reasons for its sudden catapult into the spotlight is its well-received show about serial killer and expert in blood splatters, Dexter.Though Showtime used to live behind the shadow of HBO in the pay-TV realm, it‘s coming back with a vengeance these days.  You can‘t go wrong with original goodies like Weeds, Californication and The Tudors.  All of these constitute what the executives call “pathological programming.”  Whatever it is, it‘s definitely working. Read more »
The year is almost over, and BuddyTV wants to know which shows were your absolute favorites from 2008. We have a huge Showdown featuring 48 of the top shows of the year, from reality staples like American Idol to smash hits like CSI. You can vote for your favorite cult shows like Supernatural, or a small comedy like It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  We have shows still going strong like Grey‘s Anatomy and shows canceled before their time like Jericho.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF 2008>> Read more »
The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in both television and movies, and though they‘re not taken as seriously as the Emmys or the Oscars, they‘re still a lavish, star-studded affair.  However, the glitz was put on hold last year due to the writers‘ strike, forcing the producers of the show to cobble together an awkward news conference to announce the winners.  This year, with no strike in sight, the Globes are back to being as glamorous and exciting as ever.  The ceremony is set to air on NBC on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm, and is bound to be attended by a cavalcade of big stars.The nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and below you‘ll find a list of all the television categories.  Shows like True Blood, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Office received multiple nominations, while other critically acclaimed shows were surprisingly omitted. Read more »
Another season of Dexter is almost over, and what a way to end it.  With the episode “Do You Take Dexter Morgan?”, you can just imagine Dexter and Rita waving to the crowd as they ride off in a limo.  But as the story goes, things might not go as planned.  Despite any surprises they may encounter, a wedding could just be a bloody awesome (pun intended) finale for the third season.  Tomorrow night, be prepared as Dexter (Michael C. Hall) takes a different direction in life with the pregnant Rita (Julie Benz).  On “Do You Take Dexter Morgan,” Dexter manages to prove once again how a wedding could turn into one hell of an event.  Since Miguel (Jimmy Smits) is already out of the picture, Dexter decides to ease the concerns of his emotionally unstable brother, Ramon (Jason Manuel Olazabal).  Read more »
The third season finale of the Showtime series Dexter surely made a killing on the ratings that night.  Attracting some 1.5 million viewers, plus another 491,000 during the 11pm encore, the season finale of the critically acclaimed drama registered an almost 50 percent jump compared to its sophomore season finale in December last year.   Collectively, the 2 million who tuned in to see the highly anticipated wedding of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) and his pregnant wife Rita (Julie Benz) was the premium cable network‘s highest rated offering in 4 years. On the episode called “Do You Take Dexter Morgan,” Dexter (the show) showed just how fun weddings can potentially be.  Since Miguel (Jimmy Smits) was out of the picture, Dexter decided to keep his focus and ease the concerns of his emotionally unstable brother, Ramon (Jason Manuel Olazabal).  Moreover, he had an encounter with The Skinner, while Batista informed Debra that receive her Detective‘s shield, after all.  However, things didn‘t go according to play, as she was blindsided with information that could potentially derail her promotion. Read more »
Now being a “shipper” is a very serious thing. I mean, as your characters fall in love, you do too. 2008 was full of great television relationships. We had to narrow it down to a lucky 20 for BuddyTV users to choose from.Any shipper fanatic knows their “ship” inside and out. I, for one, will always be a LoVe shipper. That is - Logan and Veronica of Veronica Mars. 2008 saw the development of new ships, the crumble of others, and the long lasting tension of our older ships. Overall, it‘s been a great year for most shippers.The competition will be fierce as there are a lot of fans out there. When we did our “Which One Tree Hill Couple is Best” showdown, Brook and Lucas pulled out the win from underneath Leyton and Naley fans. MiSa (Michael and Sara from Prison Break) fans have been known to be a powerful force. Read more »
BuddyTV is currently hosting a caption contest for the United States of Tara. First and second prize receive a Showtime tote bag with Dexter season 2, Penn & Teller: BS! season 5, Californication season 1, The L Word season 5, and The Tudors season 1 and other great Showtime goodies. Entering is easy and the more you enter, the better your chances of winning!The concept is simple. Watch the pilot episode of United States of Tara and then head over to the caption contest to enter.You take a look at the picture of T, one of Tara‘s many personalities and you simply give her a caption. Think of something funny, think of something poignant, whatever you want. And enter as many times as you want. The winners will be decided via stars. Read more »
Jaime Murray, who had a rather interesting role as the titular character’s insane and always topless ex-fling Lila on Dexter, will grace the set of another intense series as he drops by NCIS on its penultimate episode this season set to air sometime this May.Murray, 31, will play Immigration Customs Enforcement agent Julia “Jules” Foster-Yates, who will reportedly cause a stir among the NCIS team members, particularly Tony (Michael Weatherly).  The episode will follow the NCIS team as they engage in a cross-departmental exercise. Read more »
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." Read more »
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."  Read more »
If you‘re a fan of Showtime‘s Dexter and far too many times you found yourself angrily shouting at your set or being eerily sympathetic to the lovable serial killer, then it figures.  In addition to American Idol and Mad Men, a recent survey has revealed that Dexter was the highest-ranked pay-cable program in terms of how "engaged" its viewers are.Optimedia US recently conducted a survey among television fans that aims to measure not only how many people watch a show across multiple platforms but also how connected viewers are to their favorite show and how much "buzz" it gets. Read more »
Three months after Amazon.com started taking advance orders for the season 3 DVD - both for standard DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc formats - of hit Showtime series Dexter, the cable company has finally pegged a release date for the heavily anticipated season - August 18th.Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have officially informed retailers that the DVD for Dexter‘s third season will be available in mid-August for $42.99 for the standard DVD and $59.99 for Blu-ray.  While the extra features and add-on‘s haven‘t been revealed thus far, the running time is reportedly approximately 600 minutes. Read more »

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