Dexter fans, this is it. Well, maybe.
Speaking to analysts yesterday in Palm Beach, Florida, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves answered a question that has been bouncing around a lot recently about Showtime's top-rated series (Showtime is CBS Corp.'s sibling cable network).
When asked if this was it for the Michael C. Hall drama, as it gets ready to premiere its eighth season this summer, Moonves said it was.
"We have Ray Donovan coming on with Liev Schreiber, which comes on with Dexter's last season starting in June, and then we have Masters of Sex," Moonves answered. That was originally the plan, however, staff members involved with Dexter had recently changed from saying that this season was the definite end to something much more vague, saying it "could be" the end.
Immediately Showtime executives played coy some more, saying that the network had "nothing confirmed" about this being the last season and if it could continue.
Let it die already, people. It was a great series (for a short time) and a good series for most of its run. Now we are just beating a dead horse.
The plan this year was for Dexter to help build an audience for the awesome looking Ray Donovan, while Homeland would help launch Masters of Sex. While that still seems to be the plan, Showtime seems very reluctant to part with what could be its biggest hit ever.