dexter michael c hall knife 510 320 'Dexter's' new blood for Season 6; 'The Good Wife' guest starsTV news bites to keep you going for the holidays home stretch:

“Dexter” is giving Chip Johannessen the cut. The Showtime thriller is switching out Season 5’s showrunner with Scott Buck going into the sixth season. Buck’s not exactly new to “Dexter,” having been a co-executive producer since Season 2, but now they’re ready to hand him the power. He’s written the last three season finales. He used to write and produce for “Six Feet Under,” which also starred Michael C. Hall. [Deadline]

CBS has friended Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham. The two will visit “The Good Wife” for a February episode that’s inspired by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “The Social Network.” [EW]

“Eden” has been populated. USA’s pilot has cast “Heroes” Nick D’Agosto as John Sparks, a concierge for an elite New York hotel. He calls on Eddie, “Dollhouse’s” Enver Gjokaj, for help. Eddie’s an escaped con though, so therein lie the shenanigans. [TV Guide]

The late Blake Edwards will get a movie marathon on Turner Classic Movies in his honor. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “The Pink Panther,” “Victor/Victoria” and “Operation Petticoat” will air beginning 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 27, going into the wee hours. [THR]

The hit man returns. Jack Huston, who plays the disfigured Richard Harrow hired as a hit man and bodyguard, has been upped to a series regular in the second season of “Boardwalk Empire.” [Deadline]

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