As I discussed on a previous post, there will be a few benefits coming out of the fact that the writers are on strike. Independent filmmakers and writers will have a window to get the ears of agents and other people in the industry, the spotlight would be turned on to people who've used the web, successfully, to get their ideas and projects out there and make money and, finally, some shows that may have been turned down or deemed "not quite ready for prime time" by the major studios may finally get their day in the sun. "Dexter" is one of those shows... and it couldn't happen to a better show.
"Dexter" is based on the novel, "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay and it premiered on Showtime in October, 2006. It stars Michael C. Hall from "Six Feet Under" as Dexter Morgan, a blood pattern analyst from the Miami Metro Police Department, who also happens to be a serial killer. It has had huge critical acclaim, it's won various awards, it has a dedicated, loyal fan base... trust me, it's a helluva show. I don't want to give too much away about it, as there may be a lot of people being exposed to it now for the first time, but if you haven't seen it, you really need to check it out to see how good TV can be... All the episodes will have to be edited for content, but that shouldn't stop you from tuning in. "Dexter" will start airing on CBS on Sunday, February 17th.
Here's a link to the announcement that "Dexter" will be airing on CBS from Showtime's site.
Here's a link to the official Dexter site.