Showtime’s flagship show, Dexter, has received 5 nominations in the upcoming 39th Saturn Awards, but will Dexter hold off the competition?

The Saturn Awards are quite an exclusive group to be nominated for as The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror only recognise the very best television shows of these genres, and it’s with pleasure we can announce that Dexter has been nominated for a total of 5 awards.

Dexter has been a huge television favourite for 7 years now, and having already picked up 5 wins at the Saturn Awards since 2006, the crew behind Dexter are surely wanting to put their three year dry spell behind them after last claiming a Saturn Award back in 2009 for Julie Benz’s win in the Best Supporting Actress Role in a Television Series.

Dexter has been nominated for Best Cable Television Series, Best Television Actor (Michael C. Hall), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Carpenter) and two nominations for Dexter have fallen in the Best Guest Starring Role in a Series, with Yvonne Strahovski and Ray Stevenson competing for that accolade.

And, with 5 nominations in the bag, surely Dexter will pick up at least one of these awards? It’s going to be tough, no doubt. 

Dexter will go up against American Horror StoryLeverageTrue Blood as well as two nominations from AMC in the form of The Killing and The Walking Dead. The interesting exclusion here is Breaking Bad, which has been one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time. How could the Saturn Awards leave out Breaking Bad? That’s good news for Dexter though, as The Walking Dead are Dexter‘s biggest rivals in this category.

Although Michael C. Hall has taken the award for Best Actor back in Dexter‘s debut season in 2006, he hasn’t taken it since at the Saturn Awards. He’ll be looking over his shoulder for the brilliant Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead who in recent years have delivered some of the most compelling acting performances of this generation’s television blockbusters. Will Michael C. Hall edge them?

Alike Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter has also won the Best Supporting Actress award back in 2008. Carpenter gave one of her strongest performances as Lt. Debra Morgan in season 7 of Dexter and we expect Carpenter to challenge heavily against an impressive opposition. Carpenter’s rivals for the award are Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad, Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead, Jessica Lange of American Horror Story, Beth Riesgraf of Leverage and Sarah Carter and Falling Skies. Once again, this award will be too close to call as each of these actresses performances have been breathtaking to say the least. If Carpenter comes out on top, it’ll be a credit to her as Jessica Lange is most likely the favourite of the category after picking up an Emmy for her performance in the first season of American Horror Story. Keep a close eye on this category. “It meant a lot” last time according to Carpenter.

Dexter‘s final two nominations lie in the Best Guest Starring Role in a Series category with Yvonne Strahovski and Ray Stevenson filling 2 of the allocated 5 nominee slots. It’s good odds for Dexter. Yvonne Strahovski sent pulses racing for all the right reasons as Hannah McKay in season 7, whereas Ray Stevenson sent pulses racing for all the wrong reasons. Stevenson was the antagonist of season 7, and will be remembered as one of the best enemies Dexter has faced yet.

The chances are looking good for Dexter at the upcoming 39th Saturn Awards, but Dexter is facing stiff competition from some of the best television ever made in Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead who are also up for a plethora of awards. Dexter has had a good record here at the Saturn Awards, but the last few years haven’t been too kind for them, but the resurrection of the series after a thrilling seventh season will do them every favour it possibly could.

How many awards will Dexter walk away with? Could Dexter even make a complete sweep in all 4 categories? Or are they doomed to live in the shadow of its rivals?

The 39th Annual Saturn Awards will be presented at a ceremony during June.

‘Galavant’ cast thank fans for #MoreGalavant campaign

"So just dance, dance, dance."

4:30 pm EDT, May 25, 2016

Galavant may have been axed over on ABC, but the fans refuse to stop the beat — and the cast are getting down to it!

There’s nothing worse than seeing your favorite show cut off in its prime, but if there’s one thing that fans do best in moments of crushing adversity, that’s come together and use their voices in a cacophony. And Galavant fans? They want a third season of their little show that could and are campaigning for it to return.

That campaign has not escaped the notice of the cast, who came together to thank the fans in a video that you can’t help but move your feet to — and the rest of your body.

“It warms the cockles of my heart to see everything you’re doing to save our beautiful little show,” Timothy Odmunson says, at the top of the video — right before it launches into Justin Timberlake’s newest hit, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and we’re treated to a montage of familiar and brand-new footage from Galavant’s stars.

#MoreGalavant "Can't Stop The Feeling" from #MoreGalavant on Vimeo.

Karen David (Princess Isabella), who has also been vocal on social media about the #MoreGalavant campaign, leads the charge — and has printed out everyone’s contributions so far. But don’t worry, she planted a tree to make up for all the paper that was used. Also shaking their tush is Genevieve Allenbury, who played the Queen of Valencia throughout Galavant’s two season run.

Other familiar faces from the cast include Robert Lindsay, Ben Presley, Mallory Jansen, Vinnie Jones, and Muzz Khan. Not to mention the titular hero, Joshua Sasse.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Galavant without some cameos — and this thank you video is no exception to that. Making their debut are Billy Boyd (of Lord of the Rings fame), holding a sign that proclaims, “You can’t eat this Hobbit!” and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, with his own “Galavanterrific” sign.

And, what better way to close out the video than with an appearance from Weird Al. “Well, that should definitely do it,” he proclaims. “I can’t imagine any network not picking up this show now that it’s a hashtag campaign. Feel the power of the hashtag!”

So, Galavant fans, get signing and start dancing. And here’s hoping Tad Cooper breathes fire again — be it on the stage, or screen.

This week’s twist on Game of Thrones was one for the show’s history books, and now the fans and creators are acting on their emotions.

Sunday’s Game of Thrones found Hodor dying (dammit Bran) as he held back the army of wights by holding the door. A significant death like this one naturally became a big topic of conversation online, with fans coming up with adorable yet depressing tributes to Hodor.

For example, viewers have been creating Hodor doorstoppers:

Interestingly, we couldn’t find any Hodor doorstoppers for sale on Etsy. Get on that, people!

Others have added Hodor to the ‘hold door’ button in their local elevator

On last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff ‘apologized’ for killing Hodor — but not for the reason you think:

Related: After Hodor, who will die next on ‘Thrones’?

Starz has decided that their original programming can compete with the other hot shows airing on Sunday nights.

Network CEO Chris Albrecht has told THR that they are planning on moving all of their original shows including Outlander, Ash Vs Evil Dead, and Black Sails — which currently air on Saturdays — to Sundays. The move will begin July 17 with the Starz series Power. Outlander will likely not move to Sundays until next season.

“Sundays are a prestige night and we feel our shows are definitely going to be very competitive, not just in viewership but in the attention-getting business on Sundays,” Albrecht said to THR, “So it made sense to move.”

Outlander and Starz’s other original series will be going up against tough competition, including AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Albrecht says part of the reason he wanted to move the shows was to make sure they were part of the watercooler talk on Monday mornings.

THR notes that Showtime’s original series typically get DVR’d, “growing 214 percent [in viewership] during the course of a week.” This would suggest that a lot of people aren’t sitting in front of a TV on Saturdays and want to watch the shows on a different day of the week. So, moving their programming to Sundays may not impact overall viewership numbers much.

Starz recently overtook Showtime as the second-most subscribed to cable channel. HBO still sits at number one, though all three are facing tough competition from Netflix.