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Expect 'Dexter' Renewal to Come From Showtime in the Next Week THR

Showtime is getting ready to announce a renewal for "Dexter" within the next week or so, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series had its second-highest ratings to date Sunday night, delivering 2.5 million viewers, an increase of 43% from the fifth-season premiere. That's an almost certain indication that the upcoming Dec. 12 season finale will set a new viewership record, the publication said.

While Showtime confidently renewed "Dexter" for two seasons back in 2008, THR points out that is not likely to happen this time, "since key talent deals will need to be renegotiated before the show's seventh season."