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'Dexter' Future Uncertain As Michael C. Hall, Showtime Hit Contract Stalemate

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 4th 2011 4:00PM
Michael C Hall Dexter ContractThe future of 'Dexter' is in jeopardy.

According to Deadline, Showtime's long-running serial killer drama may come to a close all because of money.

Contract talks between the network and series star Michael C. Hall reportedly broken down on the same day as the strong 'Dexter' Season 6 premiere ratings posted.

With repeat airings included, the 'Dexter' Season 6 premiere was watched by about a total of 2.8 million viewers. It was the highest season opener for the network in 14 years.

Negotiations between Hall and Showtime have been ongoing, but the talks are rumored to have broken down over the $4 million gap in new salary deal. Hall's team is asking for $24 million for two more seasons of 'Dexter' while Showtime is offering $20 million for two additional years. The contract dispute won't affect Season 6.

As an alternative, there's an option for Hall to do one more season as opposed to two.

Hall won a Golden Globe for 'Dexter' and has been nominated for four Emmys for the role.

Below, check out a clip from the 'Dexter' Season 6 premiere:




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Chuck Corum

Mr Hall. You never kill the goose that laid the Golden Egg. After you are gone Showtime will still exist. After Showtime you will find yourself selling your autograph for 25 bucks a pop at Dragoncon.

October 06 2011 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anna!

Why can't they just give him what he wants? In the article, it said that the season 6 premiere of Dexter had the highest ratings for the network in 14 years. MCH is bringing them ratings. Pay him for it.

October 05 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anna!

Why can't they just give him what he wants? In the article, it said that the season 6 premiere of Dexter had the highest ratings for the network in 14 years. MCH is bringing them ratings. Pay him for it.

October 05 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ron Smith

2.8 million is a massive underestimate. Everybody I know watches Dexter. I swear if you squash Dexter I will stop watching TV entirely.

October 05 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hey Semper Fi!

Good.........enough about a glorified serial murderer.

October 05 2011 at 6:23 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Why does this issue surface out right now when the show's rating is skyrocketing?
http://tinyurl.com/Dexter-6-Epsiode-1

October 05 2011 at 6:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Randy

Maybe they should just write him out of the show and continue the show without him. I'm sure they could segway into another main character without too much trouble. After all, it's the story we all watch, not the actor necessarily. Unless he has a contract that says they can't do the show without him.

October 05 2011 at 2:31 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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James

Are you serious? Did you really just say that? Maybe you don't watch it for the actors but im sure the rest of us do, no one could ever replace him. it can't remain 'Dexter' without Dexter...I'm honestly at a stand still right now with a Complete lost for words. Seriously dude go say dumb **** somewhere else where other dumb comments are wanted.

December 11 2011 at 11:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
enectrixx

I love Dexter and I'd hate it to be cancelled but c'mon, MCH, $24 million IS a little greedy.

October 05 2011 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Denise

Haven't been able to watch it since they ran an old season on one of the regular networks a couple of years ago, but I really liked it.

October 04 2011 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cim1221

I love love love Dexter and Michael C Hall. I couldnt imagine Showtime risk losing this series over money. However, when I saw they offered him 20 million and he wants 24, I was really disappointed ...not in SHowtime, but in MCH. Seriously...he does an average of 12 episodes a season,,thats a million for a one hour show....how greedy can an individual be? Sorry to see Dexter go ,, but I'm sure Showtime will rpelace it with another fantastic series. Hasta la vista MCH.

October 04 2011 at 10:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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