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Showtime Blew Up Grand Central This Morning

Your editor and his neck-beard somehow managed to survive Dexter’s operating table.

…or would have, had your brave editor not completed a successful wiretap and helped the CIA’s intelligence unit foil the terrorists’ plans (or something like that).

Showtime is on a roll. Coming off a huge night at the Emmy Awards, the network did its best to promote its two biggest titles in Grand Central Station this morning with an unavoidable exhibit called “The Showtime Experience.”

Highlights from the event, which filled the southern Vanderbilt Hall, included a “Homelandfaux polygraph, a collection of “Dexter” fan art, and a table of complimentary pastries from the excellent Magnolia Bakery (samples included “blood spatter” cupcakes and randomly delicious sugar cookies).

All in all, we have to say this was quite a well-designed event. Bravo, Showtime: This is what a little bit of critical acclaim and a whole lot of money can get you.

We don’t generally like to play favorites (yes we do), but we will give “Homeland” two enthusiastic thumbs up. It’s really quite good!

Check out more pics below.

The exhibit

The polygraph

The fan art.

…and the pastries (the only thing that really mattered).

As a bit of a bonus, here’s the serial killer himself talking to “Attack of the Show” guest host Ben Schwartz (better known as the amazing Jean Ralphio).

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