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[05/27/09 - 11:01 AM]
John Lithgow Takes on a Killer Role - Award-Winning Actor to Appear in All 12 Episodes of Season Four of Showtime's Emmy(R)-Nominated Drama Series Dexter(Tm)
Lithgow will play Walter Simmons, "an unassuming, mild-mannered suburbanite who has been living a duel life as one of America's most prolific and deadliest serial killers."

[via press release from Showtime]

JOHN LITHGOW TAKES ON A KILLER ROLE - AWARD-WINNING ACTOR TO APPEAR IN ALL 12 EPISODES OF SEASON FOUR OF SHOWTIME'S EMMY�-NOMINATED DRAMA SERIES DEXTER�

Academy Award�-nominated and Emmy�, Tony� and Golden Globe� award-winner John Lithgow will take on one of his most intense and intriguing roles to date portraying Miami's latest serial killer in SHOWTIME's top-rated drama series DEXTER. Lithgow will be featured in all 12 episodes of season four which are scheduled to premiere Sunday, September 27th on SHOWTIME.

Lithgow will play Walter Simmons, an unassuming, mild-mannered suburbanite who has been living a duel life as one of America's most prolific and deadliest serial killers. Dubbed the �Trinity Killer� because of his proclivity to kill in three's, he relocates to Miami after being tracked by F.B.I. Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine). Brought on to assist in the investigation of Miami's latest serial killer, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) becomes fascinated with �Trinity's� unique killing methods and his ability to evade capture for almost three decades.

John Lithgow is an actor with a broad range of interests and talents in every area of the entertainment industry. He has been working in show business since the early seventies, and has achieved stunning success in wildly varied ventures. He was nominated for Oscars� in back-to-back years for The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment. For his television work he has been nominated for ten Emmy� Awards, winning four times, one for an episode of Amazing Stories and three times for his lead role in the comedy series 3rd Rock from the Sun. In that show's six year run, Lithgow also won the Golden Globe�, two SAG Awards, The American Comedy Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1973, Lithgow won a Tony� Award for David Storey's The Changing Room. Since then, he has appeared on Broadway nineteen more times, earning another Tony�, three more Tony�-nominations, four Drama Desk awards and an induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

One of the most acclaimed series on television, DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall (three-time Golden Globe�-nominee, two-time Emmy�-nominee) as a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami police department who moonlights as a serial killer. The show has received both an Emmy� and Golden Globe� nomination for best television drama series as well as a prestigious Peabody Award in 2008 and was twice named one of AFI's top ten television series. The show also stars Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, Lauren V�lez, David Zayas, and James Remar.





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[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.