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by Alison Willmore
October 28, 2013 1:00 PM
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CBS and Netflix Make a Deal to Stream 'Dexter,' Starting on Halloween

Michael C. Hall in 'Dexter' Randy Tepper/Showtime

CBS has made a deal to bring "Dexter" to Netflix. All eight seasons of the Showtime serial killer drama, which recently came to a close, will be made available to U.S. members of the streaming service. On Halloween -- this Thursday, October 31st -- the first four seasons will be up to watch instantly, with season five through eight going up on January 1st so that everyone can relive that finale that was oh-so-popular and not at all enraging.

Other wrapped-up Showtime series are streaming on Netflix -- including "Weeds" and "The L Word" -- but this deal is unusual in how quickly it's happening in conjunction with the finale airing.

"We’re thrilled to have 'Dexter,' one of Showtime's highest-rated shows on Netflix, and so quickly after it completed its record-breaking run,” said Netflix's Ted Sarandos in the announcement. "This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade and we know our members will enjoy discovering or reliving the twisted world of Dexter Morgan anywhere and anytime they want."

"We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix’s premium service with this groundbreaking Showtime series,” added CBS's Scott Koondel. “Showtime has created one of the signature programming brands on television, and this agreement for ‘Dexter’ further demonstrates the value of this content in the marketplace while expanding the show’s passionate fan base to a whole new online audience."

Sarandos made a speech this past weekend that touched on the need to move past windowing and make television and film content available for streaming soon.

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  • anon | October 28, 2013 1:52 PMReply

    So this should really read that they are adding Dexter BACK to streaming on Netflix, since it was available to stream a few years ago, but was taken off.