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Showtime boss: 'Of course' a Dexter spin-off is possible

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This undated publicity image released by Showtime shows Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in a scene from the final season of "Dexter," airing on Showtime. (AP)

Not ready to say goodbye to "Dexter"? Then get ready to overreact to this news.

After revealing that Showtime had signed a "rare" two-year overall deal with Dexter showrunner Scott Buck, network president David Nevins was asked whether a spin-off series was still being considered.

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"Of course," Nevins told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews Tuesday. "We announced a deal with Scott Buck today. Draw your own conclusions."

When pressed for details after the panel, Nevins clarified that nothing is actively in the works and that no deals with cast members have been extended. (The Hollywood Reporter previously reported rumblings of a spin-off centered on Jennifer Carpenter's Debra.) 

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"We have a deal with Scott and we're going to develop a bunch of different things with him," he said. "All options will be explored. We're really not dealing with it at all until we're through this season and maybe for a while thereafter. It's all about the satisfying ending to the show."

To that end, Nevins said the "Dexter" series finale doesn't necessarily set up the possible spin-off. "There's always things that can be done [after]," he said. "I think ['Dexter'] ends with great satisfaction. I haven't seen it yet, but I have read it and I think it's quite brilliantly built."

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