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Netflix Acquires Old Seasons of Dexter

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Dexter Morgan is bringing his knife set and blood slides to Netflix.

The Showtime series, which went off the air with an awful finale last month, will soon have its old seasons available on Netflix, an unusual move struck by a pay-television channel.

Most are hesitant to sell their programs to another pay service.

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Under the terms of the contract, Showtime will maintain the rights to telecast all Dexter episodes, while also making the drama available on its digital platform Showtime Anytime.

CBS (which owns Showtime) is also selling reruns of Dexter to a basic cable network.

This is a major get for Netflix, which will be able to offer programming that its competitors - such as Hulu and Amazon Prime - do not possess.

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Dexter Quotes

I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask... not just me. People think it's fun to pretend you're a monster. Me, I spend my life pretending I'm not. Brother, friend, boyfriend - All part of my costume collection. Some people might call me a fraud. Let's see if it will fit. I prefer to think of myself as a master of disguise.

Dexter Morgan

There are no secrets in life, just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface.

Dexter Morgan