Dexter Season 3

Dexter Season 3

The third season of Dexter premiered on September 28, 2008, and ended on December 14, 2008. "Our Father", the season premiere, attracted 1.22 million viewers in the United States, making it Showtime's highest-rated drama season premiere since Nielsen Media Research began compiling ratings in 2004. The season's finale, "Do You Take Dexter Morgan?" attracted 1.5 million viewers. Season three was watched by an average of 1.1 million viewers a week. It received largely positive reviews from critics, which ranged from being praised as "truly and incredibly exciting television" in the San Francisco Chronicle, to "lack[ing] the crackling tension the drama had supplied in previous years" by the Chicago Tribune; the aggregate site Metacritic scored the season at 78 out of 100 based on 13 reviews. Smits and Hall received Emmy nominations for their roles as Miguel Prado and Dexter Morgan respectively, while the show as a whole also received a Best Drama Emmy nomination. In this season, Dexter kills a man in self-defense and initiates a friendship with the man's brother, Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. In the meantime, Rita discovers that she is pregnant, and Debra investigates the murders of a new serial killer, called "The Skinner", hoping to gain a promotion to detective. In addition to Smits, Dexter's third season introduces two recurring characters: Desmond Harrington as Det. Joey Quinn, who becomes Debra's partner when he is transferred from the narcotics department to homicide, and Anne Ramsay as Ellen Wolf, a defense attorney whom Miguel detests.

NameDexter Season 3
Air DateSeptember 28th, 2008
GenresCrime, Drama, Mystery
NetworkShowtime
Production CompaniesShowtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions, Devilina Productions
ProducersRobert Lloyd Lewis, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West, Lauren Gussis
Executive ProducersDaniel Cerone, Sara Colleton, Clyde Phillips, John Goldwyn, Melissa Rosenberg, Scott Buck, Chip Johannessen, Manny Coto, Michael C. Hall, Charles H. Eglee
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
Plot Keywordsbased on novel or book, miami, vigilante, serial killer, blood, killer, murder investigation, crime investigation, 21st century
Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan
Julie Benz
Julie Benz
Rita Bennett
Desmond Harrington
Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn
David Zayas
David Zayas
Angel Batista
James Remar
James Remar
Harry Morgan
C.S. Lee
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka
Lauren Vélez
Lauren Vélez
Maria LaGuerta
David Ramsey
David Ramsey
Anton Briggs
Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
ADA Miguel Prado

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