TCA: Showtime's Nevins: 'Dexter's Next Two Seasons Are' 'Likely End Point' for Series


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Pasadena, Calif. -- Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins, speaking at the TCA winter press tour, said the offing of the network's top-rated show, Dexter, is in the offing. 

Addressing the future of serial killer series Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall, Nevins said the series' recent two-season renewal is the "likely end point" for the drama, though he left the door open for continuing the net's top-rated show.

"We are allowing for the possibility that that plan could change," he said at the network's TCA executive session on Jan. 12.

The premium network is also developing several high-end, filmmaker-driven documentaries, the first of which is a film about Dick Cheney directed by R.J. Cutler.

The World According to Dick Cheney will chronicle the life of the former vice president from his days as Gerald Ford's chief of staff to his eight-year reign under President George W. Bush.

The pay cabler also recently began production on a documentary about rap label mogul Suge Knight, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and has a project about the comedian Richard Pryor in development.

"I had this feeling that we could have real impact with documentaries," Nevins said during the session. "We'll roll it out slowly, do a small handful, if it works, we'll do a few more."

Also addressed during Nevins' session:

• New seasons of Nurse Jackie, The Big C and The Borgias will premiere on Sunday, April 8.

• The net will bring back its MLB docu-series The Franchise for a second season, and will announce the new team shortly. The 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants were chronicled last year.

•Showtime will put a "major marketing push" behind the nine-episode second season of Episodes this summer, with Nevins saying he thinks the show has "real potential."

• Nevins said the next season of Weeds is "not definitely" its last, but it is "a real possibility."