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New Promos for Dexter on CBS

CBS Starts Recruiting Viewers for Dexter

The first season of Dexter will begin airing on CBS Feb. 17, and CBS is ramping up its efforts to recruit viewers over to the dark side. A bunch of new promos have popped up on the network's YouTube channel over the past day or so, and it's interesting to see how CBS is marketing the quirky, bloody Showtime series to network viewers.

They're not steering clear of the blood, that's for sure. One of the videos, a rundown of things to expect if you've never seen Dexter before, even starts with a semi-obnoxious voice shouting out the show's common elements: "Bodies! Blood! Guns! More blood!" (For the record, that two-minute video goes on to include things like "Haircuts!" and "Walking!" I'm not sure if it's awful or totally brilliant in that "made for the YouTube generation" sort of way.)

Another video contrasts Dexter's happy, innocent side with his crazy, murderous side, and the third one is basically a love letter from the show's women to Michael C. Hall. I'm wondering, if you've never seen Dexter before, would any of these promos make you want to check it out? To watch the videos, just


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kcboyer kcboyer 9 years
I cannot imagine how this will work. I love this show, but even with the "clean" dialogue, the chick who plays Deb (his sister) will look ridiculous because every other word out of her mouth is not suitable for television...and what about all that stuff that happened in season one with the ice truck killer? They won't be able to show anything...I'm not excited abou this at all.
thatsmajor thatsmajor 9 years
I think Dexter is prob the best show I have seen in a very long time if not ever. However, I am not too excited about the concept of it being on CBS. I like that the show is getting the attention it so deserves, but I think it will lose a lot of its "magic" in the process. I guess I'll have to wait and see. I think the promos are ridiculous. SHO had amazing promos, but these just seem to mock the show. Anyway, I hope people tune in and develop the same love I have for the show. It is brilliant! I can't wait for season 3 on Showtime...
juliette juliette 9 years
I've already seen the first season but I'll probably watch it again just to see how they cut it together for network tv. I will dearly miss Doakes and Deb's cursing though !!
KDwxgirl KDwxgirl 9 years
I don't have Showtime and I am DESPERATE for new TV so I will def be watching!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
i love love love dexter. I'm glad it's getting more attention, but am not sure about a watered down version. We'll see
mannylove mannylove 9 years
I have showtime. Dexter is one of my top 5 favorite shows & I too can not imagine at all this show being edited down for network tv! I will not be checking it out at cbs, have seen them all anyway, instead, I will wait for new season on SHO!!
bethany0403 bethany0403 9 years
Ugh, I cannot imagine a watered down Dexter. Nor am I sure I am going to be able to watch it the same way now knowing that in real life Dexter might be dating Deb. Nasty!
graylen graylen 9 years
The woman who plays Rita said in an interview that they taped network-ready dialogue along with the Showtime dialogue. So it won't be just a lot of *bleep*s all the time! Though really, can you have that show without the phrase, "pale titty vampire"??? I think not. ; )
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I love Dexter; I really don't know how they'll be able to adapt it to meet network standards. But having any chance to watch Michael Hall is a real bonus, so I'll probably tune in at the start at least.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
OH and and that first vid is AWESOME :rotfl:
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I have the DVD of the first season and i don't want the CBS version to taint my love of the show :snob:
dannysf dannysf 9 years
OMG, that first video is awesomely bad! I think I'll be watching!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
I don't have Showtime- so I'll def watch it.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
No thanks, Buzz. I have no desire to see Dexter edited to death in order to conform with tv ratings guidelines. The best part is the blood and Doakes's foul mouth :P
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