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'Dexter' Eating Up Exposure on CBS

July 25, 2008 12:36 PM

“Perhaps some more Emmy voters got wise to it because of the CBS run,” “Dexter's” Michael C. Hall said of the show's growing recognition. The show is nominated for five Emmy Awards.

“Dexter's” run on CBS averaged around 6 million viewers on a good night, compared with just 1 million on Showtime, executive producer Clyde Phillips pointed.

“Because it was on CBS, people thought it would be accessible and not as scary,” head writer Melissa Rosenberg said.

While the show did fit in with CBS' pattern of crime dramas, it was edited in four categories in the following order, according to Mr. Phillips: time to accommodate commercials, language, nudity and gore.

“It's not that gory a show,” Mr. Phillips commented.

Fans of “Dexter” will be able to interact with the show as it progresses next season in an episodic video game available exclusively on the iPhone and iPod Touch. New clues will be sent with each new episode using phone calls and SMS.

—Vlada Gelman

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Comments (1)

Pixley:

Wow..."Dexter" was at Comic-Con? That...surprises me somehow. But I guess if "The Office" can be there, "Dexter" can, too. Interesting how the convention is becoming a Fan Upfront for genre shows and movies...

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