Tuning in to TV: ‘Dexter’ fans get tease of new season at Comic-Con

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Dexter” revealed a secret at Comic-Con.

Showtime unleashed the first two minutes from the serial-killing drama’s upcoming seventh season at a Comic-Con presentation Thursday.

The scene picked right up right where the sixth season ended, with Jennifer Carpenter’s Deb discovering Michael C. Hall’s Dexter standing over the body of the Doomsday Killer.

In the scene — spoiler alert! — the forensic analyst attempts to explain the awkward circumstance to his apprehensive police officer sister. She doesn’t understand why the body is wrapped in plastic. The moment abruptly ends when Deb calls for backup and Dexter seemingly lunges toward her.

Does the undercover killer think his sister buys his story?

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“He hopes so in that moment,” said Mr. Hall, who was on hand at Thursday’s panel with Ms. Carpenter.

“She’s taking it one step at a time,” added a coy Ms. Carpenter.

Yvonne Strahovski, who will be guest starring with Mr. Hall and Ms. Carpenter in the seventh season, also attended the Comic-Con presentation, but she couldn’t divulge much about her role. She only offered up her character’s name, Hanna, and that she’s a “woman of mystery with a dark past.”

“She meets Dexter and helps him with an investigation into an old murder mystery,” the former “Chuck” star revealed.

The seventh season of “Dexter” premieres Sept. 30.

‘Community’s‘ new producers say they won’t ‘screw it up’

Despite a shake-up in the administration, the cast and crew of “Community” assured fans at Comic-Con that the show isn’t changing.

Friday morning’s “Community” panel at the pop-culture convention was the first opportunity for the NBC comedy’s cast and crew to address fans since the show’s creator, Dan Harmon, was replaced as show runner by new executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port.

Mr. Port told the crowd that the cult comedy about a wacky community college study group would continue to be a “weird, wonderful gem.”

“We are fans of the show first and observed it from afar,” said Mr. Port, who previously worked with Mr. Guarascio on ABC’s “Happy Endings.”

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