The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Showtime wants more killing, Twilight makes a killing, and Amanda Seyfried wants to stop a killing.
Showtime has announced that they've renewed their serial killer with a heart of gold series Dexter for two more seasons. That will bring the total up to eight seasons, pretty darn long for any show, let alone one on premium cable. That's a lotta dead bodies! And, ugh, just kind of a lot in general. While the show has remained at least marginally entertaining since it began, it's kinda starting to show its age these days, isn't it? Like how many moral shadings can a guy have and still be a psychopathic serial killer? Is he a bad dude or what? Yeah, yeah, nothing's that black and white, especially in the human miiiind, but c'mon. Either he cares about people or he doesn't. Can't have it both ways, fictional television program! Also, now they have to come up with two more crazy killers. "Oh no, it's the Pogo Stick killer!' "Dex, I think this is the work of the Appledunk Gang." "Why does Miami have so many serial killers? Let's all move." It just seems like a lot of Dexter, is the point. It's just a lot. [Deadline]
Jumpin' Jacobs! The new, not very good Twilight movie Breaking Dawn Part 1 grossed a whopping $30.3 million in midnight screenings alone last night, meaning there are a bunch of frustrated 10th grade teachers dealing with some very tired students right now. Well most of the boys are in fine shape, but that one group of girls that always sits together, they're a mess. Damn Twilight movies. A midnight movie? On a school night?? Times have changed, they really have changed. Used to be the only midnight movie you'd see would be Rocky Horror Picture Show and you'd be dressed like an S&M transvestite and be covered in rice. Now it's just madness. [THR]