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Miami Metro Homicide is losing yet another detective...

A major character on Showtime's hit serial killer drama Dexter is leaving the show, a source close to the production confirms exclusively to Celebuzz.

Who's meeting their maker on the cable hit?

Actor Billy Brown, who joined the show on Season 6 as Detective Mike Anderson -- a sharply dressed transfer from Chicago with an impressive solve rate -- is leaving on the upcoming season. And we hear Mike could be leaving the old fashioned way -- by getting killed off!

Brown departs the show just as several new actors have joined the cast in recurring roles, including Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski, who will play Hannah McKay, a strong, independent woman with a violent past that she's struggled to put behind her. Dexter (Michael C. Hallcrosses paths with Hannah when Miami Metro Homicide seeks her help in solving old cases.

Jason Gedrick (Luck, Desperate Housewives) is also joining the cast of Dexter on Season 7. He'll play the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen's club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case at the Miami Metro Homicide division.

A Showtime rep tells Celebuzz they have no comment on Brown's departure.

The new season of Dexter premieres on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 PM on Showtime.

Will you miss Mike Anderson on the show? Leave us a comment and let us know!




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  • Concerned fan
    Concerned fan

    He looks like he has lost weight does anyone else think he may be ill?

  • Sookie Tex
    Sookie Tex

    i'm guessing the detective Anderson character was written with an intentionally limited run in mind. i'm also guessing he was killed off for the same reason Sgt. Doakes' character was---he would have gotten too close to arresting Dexter. Also why Deb wasn't killed---because even though she's discovered Dexter's secret she didn't turn him in. If i had to guess which of Miami Dade's finest is next to be eliminated it will be La Guerta because like Doakes and Anderson she will get too close to arresting Dexter---and we can't have "America's favorite serial killer" arrested ;D :D

  • Anne Rouse Schulman
    Anne Rouse Schulman

    Exactly....he just came to the show last season, and not even at the beginning. Hope he has something better, because Dexter is a good gig to have.

  • You'reAHack

    This is a laughable excuse for a story, mostly because he was never a series regular to begin with.