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Can "Dexter" Save CBS?

dexter.jpgWill "Dexter" work without the gore? CBS viewers may soon find out.

The network is toying with the idea of airing the hit Showtime series, to satisfy viewers during the current writers' strike.

"'Dexter' is probably the first one to go on -- with some edits," CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves told reporters at UBS' Global Media & Communications Conference in New York. "It fits with our crime shows."

"Dexter" stars "Six Feet Under" alum Michael C. Hall as a forensics expert who spends his spare time hunting and killing the serial killers.

Reuters says that "Dexter" isn't the only cable show being considered for broadcast TV. CBS is also looking at the period drama "The Tudors" as well as hit comedy "Weeds" as possible replacements.

What do you think about the networks editing these shows? And more importantly, will they suck viewers in, only to pull out the rug once the strike is settled? Maybe a long-term plan to boost Showtime subscribers is at work here. Stay tuned. -- Rachel Cericola

Photo: © 2007 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Posted by Rachel Cericola on December 5, 2007 1:30 AM
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It's fine with me!! I really hope they do this. I don't have showtime, so I haven't seen Dexter season 2 or Weeds season 3. Which I have been dying 2 see. I was just waiting 4 the DVD's, Because I do own Dexter, and have seen Weeds from Netflix, I've also been dying 2 see The Tudors, which is next on my Netflix's queue.

-- Posted by: Jay at December 5, 2007 1:37 PM

what are they gonna do skip the parts where they show chopped up body parts? that takes away the whole first season basically

-- Posted by: Matt at January 15, 2008 12:47 AM

Well they can bring it to CBS but they will basically have to re-cast Deb because she has a serious potty mouth! I cant imagine it making the transition and maintaining the level of interest it has now with the content being so edited. Are they going to re-air edited shows or make new ones?

-- Posted by: Michele at January 21, 2008 4:07 PM

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