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In Brief…’Dexter’ reboot finale slays; ‘Station 19’ back for season 6, and more

Dexter: New Blood has become the most-watched series in Showtime’s history, averaging more than six million viewers a week across its 10-episode run, according to Variety. Additionally, the season finale brought in three million viewers in its Sunday debut, making it the biggest Showtime finale in more than eight years. The final episode of the Dexter sequel, starring Michael C. Hall, also surpassed the previous record-holder, Homeland season three’s finale from 2013, as well as setting a record for Showtime with two million of the finale’s viewers coming from streaming and on-demand platforms…

ABC has picked up Station 19 for a sixth season, the network announced on Tuesday. The news comes just one day after its parent show, Grey’s Anatomy, was renewed for a 19th season. Station 19, which follows a group of heroic Seattle firefighters as they put their lives and hearts on the line, stars Jaina Lee OrtizJason GeorgeBoris KodjoeGrey DamonBarrett DossJay HaydenOkieriete OnaodowanDanielle Savre and Miguel Sandoval.  Station 19 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC…

Huzzah! Hulu has renewed The Great for a 10-episode third season. The series, from The Favourite writer Tony McNamara, stars Elle Fanning as the fiercely feminist Catherine the Great, who plots to overthrow her petulant husband, Emperor Peter III of Russia, played by Nicholas Hoult. Season two, which picks up with Catherine about to take her place on the throne, debuted on Hulu this past November…

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Suicide Squad star Viola Davis is in talks to star in the original Amazon drama Two Butterflies, according to Deadline. The plot follows two estranged sisters who are torn apart by tragedy and forced to reunite when one sister must be transported to an Alzheimer’s facility. Davis also serves as a co-producer on the project…

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