Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for Dexter, Homeland, Masters of Sex

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Michael C. Hall, Laura Linney | Photo Credits: Randy Tepper/Showtime; Showtime
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Good news, Dexter fans!

For the first time ever, the serial killer drama will premiere this summer, Showtime announced Saturday.

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Season 8 of Dexter will premiere on Sunday, June 30 at 9/8c, followed the by series premiere of Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber, at 10/9c. Dexter will likely go up against HBO's equally gory original series True Blood.

Dexter's early return will make room for Homeland to take over its 9/8c timeslot when it returns for Season 3 on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Emmy-winning drama will be paired with the new series Masters of Sex, starring Martin Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, which debuts at 10/9c.

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Earlier in the year,  The Borgias and Nurse Jackie will come back with new seasons on Sunday, April 14. The Big C will kick off its final four hour-long episodes, entitled Hereafter, will kick off on Monday, April 29 at 10/9c.

Featuring guests such as Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, Inside Comedy will return on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11/10c. The new docuseries The World According to Dick Cheney will premiere on Friday, March 15.

What do you think of Dexter's move to summer? What other Showtime shows are you excited for?


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