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Lawsuit Claims Woman Was a Victim of Dexter's Creepy Advertising Fall blamed on 'shocking and menacing' stairwell ad

Dexter usually doesn't leave his victims alive, but this seems to be an exception. Ajanaffy Njewadda claims in a lawsuit that she fell, broke her ankle and suffered a concussion last…

June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

Showtime multiplies the fun in 'Tara' promo

The advantage to doing a show about multiple personality disorder is that you can add a character without hiring another actor. That's the situation with Showtime's United States…

January 5, 2010, 8:10 AM EST

'Weeds' promo looks at history of marijuana

Weeds returns to Showtime for its fifth season on June 8, and as usual, they've got an entertaining hodgepodge of advertising to promote it. After launching the spider-web-themed print campaign…

May 22, 2009, 9:18 AM EDT

Showtime keeps doing the little things right

Once upon a time, we asked if it was time for Showtime to quit charging. Well, now it is—at least briefly. The pay cable network is offering the first episodes…

September 19, 2008, 10:56 AM EDT

Sex addiction can mess up your advertising

The Showtime series Californication gets this week's prize for most inopportune tagline. Given David Duchovny's trip to rehab for sex addiction, the line "He's in way too deep" could refer…

September 10, 2008, 3:42 PM EDT

Ralph kills again with second 'Dexter' viral

Last year, a sinister digital campaign for Showtime's Dexter from U.K agency Ralph won our Freakiest Advertising Moment of 2007 contest. The Web site allowed visitors to send custom…

July 9, 2008, 12:35 PM EDT

Adland sends up Showtime's pinup banners

Dabitch, the proprietress of mother-of-all-ad-blogs Adland, is unimpressed by Showtime's new ads for Weeds—pinup pics of Mary-Louise Parker that are being packaged together with similar (and more appropriate) ads for…

June 25, 2008, 8:37 AM EDT

‘Dexter’ campaign gets away with murder

It’s not just kids who are freaked out by Showtime’s advertising for Dexter, the program about a forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer. A new viral campaign…

October 10, 2007, 1:47 PM EDT

R-rated ads spicing up WaPo’s kids section

A good place not to run Showtime’s blood-spattered Dexter ads: in a special newspaper section for children. The Washington Post ignored that rule, and got an earful from its…

October 9, 2007, 10:11 AM EDT

New Showtime promo doesn’t mince words

Except for viewers, Showtime’s original series have it all: sex, beheadings, David Duchovny and loads of profanity. That’s the impression one gets from the new two-minute Showtime promo posted above.…

September 4, 2007, 2:00 PM EDT