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TV Tonight: Dexter and Extras

It's a big night for finales on cable TV, as Dexter wraps up its second season and Extras finishes its run forever with a movie-length special.

(Side note: If these two shows were a celebrity couple, everyone would totally call them "Dextras." OK, moving on.)

The Extras movie is packed with guest stars, but it has a lot more going for it than that. The special picks up a year after the second-season finale, with Andy acting even more obnoxious than usual. As funny as Extras can be, at least one critic who's seen this special says it's dark and mean-spirited — but wonderful. Anyone who saw Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's somewhat dismal and yet completely fantastic sendoff to the British version of The Office probably won't find that surprising. HBO has a preview interview with Gervais and Merchant with a few scenes from the show.

Dexter, meanwhile, finds Lundy and the FBI closing the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher — but that doesn't mean Dexter's out of the woods yet. In case you're not already in enough suspense, you can watch a scene from tonight's finale right now if you just


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Jinx Jinx 8 years
OMG! Dexter was so good last night! Eeeek! I love it!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Michael C. Hall is so good in this role. Dexter tops my list of all time favorites.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
only 5 minutes! I am so excited about Dexter, it is possible one of the best shows ever! I hope he doesnt get caught!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I am BEYOND excited for Dexter. I hope he doesnt get cuaght!!!!! I do believe it's been renewed for a third season !
gr8gossipqueen gr8gossipqueen 8 years
aw i miss desperate housewives already :(
sugardoll83 sugardoll83 8 years
I saw a leaked version of the Dexter finale last week. I won't give away spoilers, but it was a pretty good finale. I still like the end of last year's season better.
LisaK LisaK 8 years
It's funny to be pulling for a serial killer!!
LisaK LisaK 8 years
I am so excited for Dexter. When I woke up this morning, I reminded hubs it was on tonight. Does anyone know if it was picked up for a 3rd season?
Liz7757 Liz7757 8 years
Two of the best shows on TV, possibly ever.
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