Spin-off: "Dexter" vs "Mad Men"

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Spin-off: "Dexter" vs "Mad Men"

The serial killer drama series "Dexter" may be finishing off this coming Sunday, but Showtime entertainment president David Nevins says that may not be the last we hear of the franchise.

Speaking at a Paley Center event earlier this week to celebrate the series, Nevins said:

"Arguably, Dexter is to Showtime what Spider-Man is to Sony or Batman is to Warner Bros., so I think it's going to be important for us to keep it alive."

Nevins admits the network has been spending a considerable amount of time considering where the franchise could go moving forward:

"We spend a lot of time talking about how we keep the show alive, so it may be a more complicated original idea than just a spinoff… I hope that whatever we do will feel both original and in keeping with what people expect out of Dexter."

Spin-offs are all the talk this month at networks following AMC's announcements of spin-off series for "The Walking Dead" and the soon to finish "Breaking Bad".

However, don't expect that network's other major series, "Mad Men," to continue on past its now bisected final season. "Mad Men" creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner says:

"There’s no chance. No judgment against anybody else — but this is it. This is the story. When it’s done, it’s done."

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