Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins appeared at the TCA Press Tour presentation for the network today where he touched upon the topic of their two biggest drama series of recent times - the recently wrapped "Dexter" and the still going "Homeland".
Despite critical reaction to the final season of "Dexter" being essentially in the toilet, Showtime still has hopes for continuing on with the handsome serial killer character in the future via a spin-off series.
Nevins says a spin-off is "something we continue to talk about. If we were to do it, we would have to have a very good reason to do it. It would have to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation."
However, only "some light, ongoing conversations" have taken place and things haven't really gone anywhere yet. One caveat though, it will only happen if star Michael C. Hall is involved.
Meanwhile there's "Homeland" and the question of where does the show go from here. Nevins says the network is deeply immersed in planning the new season right now and he'll know more in the next few weeks.
Two things are set though. The first is that we will definitely see a lot more of is Claire Danes' Carrie getting back out in the field and on the ground in a foreign capital. The second is that Mandy Patinkin's involvement will be "central" and "important" for the new season.
Meanwhile, Sunday April 13th is a big night for Showtime as "Nurse Jackie" will return for its sixth season at 9pm. "Californication" premieres its seventh and final season that night at 9:30pm. Then the new documentary series "Year of Living Dangerously" premieres at 10pm.
Finally, the network has also released the first images from two new original shows it has issued full ten-episode series orders for. The first is the half-hour comedy "Happyish", starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn, which . The second is one-hour drama "The Affair," starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson.