New role.

Actor Sean Patrick Flanery, who played Sam on “The Young and the Restless,” has signed on for season eight of Showtime’s “Dexter.” Flanery will have a major role, according to Deadline, portraying a private eye named Jacob Elroy, who is an ex-cop. Season eight kicks off on Sunday June 30 at 9:00 PM. Check your local listings.

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