Dexter

Dexter - How cute is he?
@Trace86 (5033)
United States
January 8, 2008 6:02pm CST
I was talking to my husband and he told me that Dexter was going to be on CBS. They are going to start with Season 1 and will have to totally edit to make it appropriate for network TV. Have you heard about this? How do you think editing will affect the show? I think it will totally change it, get rid of the edginess. Thoughts?
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Wow, on network TV, Dexter would be a horrible, incomprehensible mess. It's so brilliant, censorship would wreck it.
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
9 Jan 08
p.s. I imagine each episode would be edited down to like, a minute long. :)
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I found the story. http://www.reuters.com/article/televisionNews/idUSN0734120120080108 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS, seeking to fill programming holes left by the writers' strike, said on Monday it will rerun the entire first season of the crime drama "Dexter" from Showtime, its sister cable channel, starting next month. "Dexter," which stars Michael C. Hall (formerly of HBO's "Six Feet Under") as a police forensics investigator who moonlights as a serial killer, will make its CBS debut on February 17 and air for 12 consecutive Sunday broadcasts. Rival network NBC, a unit of General Electric Co, said last month that it will recycle episodes of "Monk" and "Psych" from its sibling cable outlet, the USA Network, beginning in March. But the move of "Dexter" to CBS marks the first time that a full season of a pay-cable series has made the transition to commercial television, the network said. The nine-week-old screenwriters strike against major studios has brought production on all prime-time scripted series to a halt. That has left broadcast networks with a shortage of original dramas and comedies to put on the air this year as their stockpile of newly produced episodes runs low. Starting this month, the networks have turned to a bigger-than-usual supply of reality shows and reruns to pick up much of the programming slack. NBC drew strong ratings with Sunday's two-hour debut of its new reality contest show "American Gladiators." But broadcasters are trying hard to keep some fresh scripted offerings on the air. In addition to "Dexter," CBS is considering borrowing the series "Weeds," about a pot-dealing mom, from Showtime as well. Reuters/Nielsen
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@pterion (419)
• India
15 Jan 08
I wonder what Dexter would say about this world which isnt ready to watch the 'Dark Passenger' in all his glory. On the other hand, for the uninitiated viewers too edgy might be offending...Glorious story-telling nevertheless.
@AmbiePam (51157)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Well, A&E did that to The Sopranos. They are cable, but not premium, so that had to drastically edit. I never saw it or Dexter, but I think for people who have never seen it at all, they won't miss what they never saw. Anyone who watches it on Showtime will probably be disappointed.
@arjun999 (1004)
• India
10 Mar 08
I too think that editing would kill some of the thrils of this show. I guess we have to wait for the unedited one on Dvd.
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@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
17 Feb 08
I was actually looking forward to watching this show big time. I had no idea that it was a cable show until just a few days ago. I read an article about it in our local newspaper. I was a little disappointed, because I just know they are going to cut it up to pieces and leave very little of the original show to get a grip on. I suppose I really won't know what has been cut out being how I have no seen the originals, but I hope they at least make it so it is comprehensible. I am going to go ahead and watch it, because the concept is just so intriging. And it's a rare thing to have something "original" on tv.
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• United States
17 Feb 08
Editing will definitely make the show less... perfect. Though the show is tasteful and does not rely on "shock value," the mature and graphic nature of the show is a must. After all, the main character is a serial killer; it's not exactly CSI.
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@Minotaur (105)
21 Jan 08
They did this to Buffy and Angel in the UK. It is bad, very, very bad. At times you wonder what is going on. The best thing is when they say they are showing the full version, so you get sucked into watching only for it to be the cut version.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
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i've only seen the cbs version and i dont have a problem with it. i didnt even know that it had been eidted. but maybe if i had seen the other version i would feel differnetly