‘Dexter’ Showrunner Chip Johannessen Sh*tcanned

Friday, December 17 by

This is a touchy subject whenever I bring it up around here, but”Dexter” is an uneven show. First two seasons were great, third season was a departure from that level of quality, Season Four was weird, twisted, gut-wrenching and ultimately fantastic. And then came Season Five: the weakest the show has even been. Characters acted completely out of sync, story-lines were inexplicably dropped, Julia Stiles over-acted, and there were cheap CSI-style graphic effects pounded over our heads. Naturally, it was also the series’ highest rated.

In spite of that, Season Five showrunner Chip Johannessen will not be returning to muck up the sixth. Executive Producer Scott Buck will be stepping up to lead the show, hopefully, back to its former greatness. You can’t be completely pissed at the direction the show took this past season, however. After all, it did introduce us to a cat that hiccups and farts at the same time.

Ha ha. So gassy. (Deadline)

Do you like this story?


  1. December 17, 2010 1:16 pm


    Season 5 was polarizing, with people either hating or loving it, but before the finale, both critics and officially polled fans were happy. Ratings going up in the middle of the season is pretty unprecedented.

  2. December 17, 2010 1:16 pm



  3. December 17, 2010 1:16 pm


    This is the best possible thing that could have ever happened to this show. Chip was running it into the ground.

  4. December 17, 2010 1:16 pm


    So much good news.

$this_cat_breadcrumbs = get_the_category(); $this_cat_name_breadcrumbs = $this_cat_breadcrumbs[0]->name; $parent_cat_id_breadcrumbs = $this_cat_breadcrumbs[0]->category_parent;