dexter deb season 7 'Dexter' Season 8 will be the last; producers know 'exactly how it's going to end'In a new interview with TV Guide, “Dexter” executive producer Sara Colleton confirms that the Showtime drama is ending after Season 8, which will air in 2013, and that the showrunners know where the show is headed for its grand finale.

“We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years,” says Colleton. “We have worked that out and know where it’s going to end. Next year will definitely be the last year of ‘Dexter.’ Absolutely.”

“I want us to go out on a high and everybody on the show is determined to keep the level of it up to the very end, ” she continues. “It’s always wise to know when it’s time to leave the stage before you’re asked to leave the stage … We don’t know what the final scene is, but we know where it’s going. We know now exactly how it’s going to end and how the series will end.”

But when asked if Dexter has to die at the end, Colleton laughs and says, “I would never answer that question.”

What do you think, “Dexter” fans? Do you think eight is enough?

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