Sliced, Diced 'Dexter' Moves from Cable to CBS

The Showtime series Dexter, which tells the story of a criminologist who moonlights as a serial killer, will air (edited for content) on CBS. Fresh Air's TV critic David Bianculli talks about Dexter's move from cable to network.

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'Dexter': Criminologist by Day, Killer by Night

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Good guy? Bad guy? Or both? In Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a forensics specialist who goes on killing sprees at night. Jill Greenberg/Showtime hide caption

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Good guy? Bad guy? Or both? In Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a forensics specialist who goes on killing sprees at night.

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