Netflix gets 'Dexter' from CBS

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) said it has licensed the entire series of "Dexter" from CBS (NYSE: CBS). The show ran for eight seasons on the CBS-owned Showtime network. The first four seasons will be available beginning Oct. 31 and the remaining four will hit Netflix on Jan. 1, 2014.

"This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a press release. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the release indicated that Netflix streaming rights for the show are limited to the United States. Netflix typically seeks to license shows globally.

This is not the first time Dexter has been available for streaming on Netflix. The first two seasons had been available until 2011, when Showtime pulled back the programming it made available on Netflix.

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