Dexter is finally back after making us sit through a full year of television where protagonists didn't regularly murder people, and I couldn't be happier. In news that is so bizarre you'd think I made it up for the purpose of this column, Showtime was close to selling show's rights to a number of other networks. There was a lot of interest in being the provider of Season 5 from just about every big network. Thankfully, Showtime decided to keep Dexter, and the deals fell through, due in part to them being made up by me, but we were still pretty close to getting a very different program this season...
Pro: Unlike most reality dating shows, the bachelor in this instance is at least fairly charming and likable.
Con: The way he eliminates contest week-to-week is pretty ... pretty rough.
Pro: This show would certainly make a killing ... in the ratings! It'd be just like all of those other wildly successful CBS sitcoms.
Con: It'd be just like all of those other wildly successful CBS sitcoms.