‘Dexter’ Executive Producer Clyde Phillips Departs

“24”‘s Chip Johannessen to take over

Last Updated: December 15, 2009 @ 6:53 AM

The ratings record-breaking "Dexter" finale Sunday, which capped the Showtime drama’s highest-rated season, also marked the last episode for the show’s executive producer/showrunner Clyde Phillips, who is departing the series.

"24" co-executive producer Chip Johannessen has been tapped to succeed Phillips at the helm of "Dexter," which is in the middle of a two-season pickup.

Read more from the Hollywood Reporter.