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'Dexter' Season 6 Premiere Recap: Creepy Religious Murders and a High School Reunion

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 2nd 2011 10:35PM
Season 6 of 'Dexter' jumped forward a year, with Lumen out of the picture and America's favorite serial killer of serial killers back in the swing of things. By back in the swing of things, we mean of course, back to swinging his blade against Miami's murderers and criminals.

In one of the opening scenes, Dexter traps two first responders who had been killing patients and shocks them to death, proving why TV doctors must always yell, "Clear!" before using a defibrillator. Later, at a high school reunion, he tracks a jock who killed his wife, and after some flag-football forensics, introduces him to his table, too.

The rest of the episode took us to Dexter's 20-year high school reunion and introduced a pair of creepy, religiously inspired serial killers. Read more about the premiere after the jump.

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What To Watch: TV Picks for Sept 26 - Oct 2

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 25th 2011 2:00PM
Terra NovaNote: Premieres are still debuting, so I'd like to emphasize the "picks" portion of the title and remind you that I'm only spotlighting a selection of the week's most noteworthy offerings. For a full listing of new and returning shows and their timeslots, check out our fall premiere grid or alphabetized list to plan your schedule.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

'Terra Nova' (8PM ET, Fox)
series premiere
The long-awaited, super-hyped and mega-expensive sci-fi drama finally lands on Fox this week, but is it worthy of the buzz? Surprisingly, yes. Some of the dialogue is leaden and lord knows how many times we've seen the "obnoxious teenager" archetype on genre shows, but I have a certain fondness for "event" TV, and this action-packed premiere is engaging enough and sets up plenty of potential mysteries for the season ahead. Gather your whole family for the spectacle.

'Hart of Dixie' (9PM ET, The CW) series premiere
Following the return of 'Gossip Girl,' this 'Everwood'-esque drama brings a little heart to The CW (pardon the pun) and gave me a serious case of the warm fuzzies. If you can get over the (admittedly large) hurdle of buying Rachel Bilson as a doctor, you'll probably appreciate its guileless, small town charm. Few shows can replicate the fond, nostalgic vibe that used to be The WB's stock in trade with shows like 'Gilmore Girls' and '7th Heaven,' so I'll admit that I'm kind of addicted. Whether it's more realistic than dinosaurs, though ... you'll have to draw your own conclusions.

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'Dexter' Promo Introduces the Fresh Blood of Season 6 (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 9th 2011 1:00PM
Season 6 of 'Dexter' is dripping with fresh blood. And by that we mean there are a lot of new additions to the cast. Showtime released a promo that introduces us to all of the new characters.

Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos join the cast as this season's villains. Olmos plays a twisted religion professor, Professor Gellar, and Hanks plays his student, Travis. Together, they conspire to carry out what they consider to be divinely-justified murders.

Rapper and actor Mos Def is also joining the cast, playing a character named Brother Sam. Dexter initially starts tracking him as a potential victim, but soon discovers he's rehabilitated himself with religion.

Check out more new character descriptions, and the 'Dexter' promo, after the jump.

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Fall TV: The Kids Are All Right

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 8th 2011 12:00PM
'Modern Family'The great comedian W.C. Fields once famously said, "Never work with children or animals." But come on -- sometimes animals are really cute! Oh, and we guess children aren't so bad either. We kid, we kid ...

Whether you need a prematurely precocious tyke to spout one-liners, or a serious little man to play the heir to a lineage of serial killers, it's not the kind of thing you can just CGI in. To tell a real-life story, you're just gonna have to suck it up, work on your knock-knock jokes and get ready to act alongside real-life little ones.

Fall TV is chock full of children, but there are a few special squirts -- and several more mature minors -- that have caught our eye, including a new little Lily on 'Modern Family,' a hot 'Terra Nova' teen and an animated 40-year-old trapped in a 7-year-old's body.

Check out our favorite kids of the fall TV season after the jump ...

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'My Boys' Star Joins 'Dexter,' Broadway Actors Flock to 'Smash,' 'A Gifted Man' & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 30th 2011 10:30AM
Jordana Spiro'My Boys' star Jordana Spiro has landed a recurring role on 'Dexter.'

Spiro, who was last seen guest-starring on NBC's 'Harry's Law,' will appear late in the season. According to TVLine, she'll play an acolyte of Colin Hanks' and Edward James Olmos' characters.

In the new season, Hanks plays a student of Olmos's religion professor. The two embark on a murderous path based on religious ideology.

'Dexter' Season 6 premieres Sun., Oct. 2 at 9PM on Showtime.

In other casting news ...

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Dexter Season 6: Religion Kills, Thanks to Edward James Olmos, Colin Hanks (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 8th 2011 12:45PM
We've already seen the first trailer for Season 6 of Dexter, but now Showtime's released a behind-the-scenes video that gives us more insight into what's in store for the new season. The action will skip ahead a year, giving our fateful forensic expert/murderer/hero some time to heal from the losses of Rita and separation from Lumen.

The new season appears to be filled with religious overtones. Edward James Olmos plays a twisted religion professor who's recruited his student Colin Hanks to help him carry out divinely-justified murders. At the same time, Dexter is struggling with how to teach his son Harry about god, which as you might imagine, is a bit awkward for a sociopath who justifies killing with a code of his own.

"There are certain tenets and icons that we've set up throughout the series that were magical and that we never wanted to touch, but this year, we're going to poke them in the eye and do things that we've never done before," says Scott Buck, 'Dexter' writer/showrunner.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Royal Pins? Sharon Osbourne Fumbles Interview With Julie Benz (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 3rd 2011 5:35PM
Julie Benz of 'Royal Pains' on 'The Talk'Sharon Osbourne has had her share of flubs on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), and she continued her streak with guest Julie Benz. The 'Dexter' and 'No Ordinary Family' alum was on the show to talk about her latest TV role on 'Royal Pains.' Osbourne apparently misread her cue cards.

"Can you tell us about the character you play in 'Royal Pins?'" asked Osbourne. She was quickly corrected by her fellow panel members, and simply asked again, "What is the character?" Benz laughed it off. "For those of you who watch the show, I play the mom to Libby, and I'm a lesbian alpaca farmer," she said.

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Watch New Trailers for Showtime's 'Dexter' & 'Homeland'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 21st 2011 10:00PM
HomelandJust because you're missing out on being at Comic-Con doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the exclusives.

(And for those of you lucky enough to be there, don't gloat -- you know you still can't cover everything, so this applies to you, too.)

Today Showtime released two new Comic-Con exclusive previews, one for Season 6 of their Emmy-nominated show 'Dexter,' and the other for their new drama 'Homeland,' which is a psychological thriller starring Claire Danes, Damien Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin.

'Dexter' and 'Homeland' will be paired together, premiering back-to-back on Sun., Oct. 2, with 'Dexter' at 9PM and 'Homeland' at 10PM.

Check out new trailers for both after the jump ...

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Who the (Bleep) Did They Marry? TV Husbands With Double Lives

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 6th 2011 1:00PM
If you've ever wondered about your significant other's side dealings, well, you're not alone. There are plenty of examples of lying, cheating, law-breaking husbands in the news, and there are even more secretive spouses on TV.

'Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?' (Season 2 premieres Wed., July 13, 10PM ET on Investigation Discovery) looks at the very worst kind of misrepresentation: those husbands who do double-duty as thieves, spies and even serial killers.

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?

We decided to round up some fictional better halves that turn out to be worse -- much worse -- than anyone could've ever imagined. From a meth dealer to a very dirty cop and even a real-life reporter tasked with exposing wrong-doings caught in his own expose, here are just a few TV husbands leading double lives.

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Critics' Choice Awards Honors New Shows, 'Deadwood' Star Heads to 'Dexter' and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 10th 2011 1:30PM
Smash'Smash,' 'Ringer,' 'Apartment 23,' and 'Terra Nova.' Are these among the best shows of the fall?

According to Deadline, the critics behind the Critics' Choice Awards have nominated eight new fall shows for the Most Exciting New Series:

• 'Smash'
• 'Ringer'
• 'Terra Nova'
• 'Awake'
• 'Apartment 23'
• 'Alcatraz'
• 'Falling Skies'
• 'New Girl'

Cat Deeley will host the awards ceremony on June 20, VH1.com will live stream the show. ReelzChannel will air the ceremony at 8PM on June 22.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Dexter,' 'Weeds' & More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 27th 2011 10:50AM
Spoilers Anonymous logo This is Spoilers Anonymous, a column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Dexter,' 'True Blood,' and 'Weeds.'

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Edward James Olmos Joins 'Dexter' Cast

by Maureen Ryan, posted May 24th 2011 4:30PM
Battle stations: Edward James Olmos of 'Battlestar Galactica' will have a major role in the new season of 'Dexter.'

Olmos, who was last seen on the small screen playing William Adama on 'Battlestar Galactica,' will play a "brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies," according to a release from Showtime.

Other guest stars for the sixth season of the Showtime serial-killer drama include Colin Hanks, who'll play an expert on religious artifacts, and Mos (formerly Mos Def), a former prisoner who's found religion.

Hmmm, there's a common thread with these characters - is Dexter joining a monastery?

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Cougar Town,' 'Glee,' & More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 17th 2011 2:00PM
Spoilers Anonymous logo This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Burn Notice,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Dexter,' 'Glee,' 'HawthoRNe,' and 'White Collar.'

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Behold the Power of Oprah: Daytime Queen Gets NBA Game Rescheduled and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 13th 2011 11:30AM
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey is flexing her muscles in an odd way. The exiting queen of daytime talk shows has gotten an NBA game rescheduled. Why? Because she's filming one of her final shows at the United Center, the arena where the Chicago Bulls were supposed to play the Miami Heat.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the game was supposed to take place on Tuesday, but because of Winfrey's shoot it has been postponed until Sunday.

"We just got the e-mail saying we were supposed to start next Tuesday, but Oprah has it then," Charles Barkley said on ESPN Radio. "So they said, well let's do it Monday. Oprah is having one of her last shows, so she's got the United Center locked up.

"They're going to set up Monday and tape her show Tuesday. So they just sent out an e-mail and said prepare to go to Chicago and start Game 1 Sunday afternoon," he said. "They're going to move it up three days, for Oprah."

The game is the first of NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

Winfrey reportedly wants to give Maria Shriver her own show. According to RadarOnline.com, Shriver is said to have been approached by Winfrey earlier this year, but now that Shriver has separated from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Winfrey is pursuing Shriver harder.

In other TV News ...

Brian Williams will host a new primetime news magazine on NBC. Reports indicate exiting 'Today' anchor Meredith Vieria will also contribute to the new series. [Deadline]

Syfy is prepping a spinoff of 'Warehouse 13.' The new show will feature the H.G. Wells character. [THR]

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Dexter,' 'NCIS,' 'Pretty Little Liars' & More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 13th 2011 11:00AM
Spoilers Anonymous logo This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Dexter,' 'NCIS,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'The Mentalist,' and 'True Blood.'

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