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Despite other contracts struck by CBS executives, Showtime –owned by CBS, will be pulling some of its’ prime series from Netflix video services in the summer. According to the Wall Street Journal, this decision comes days after Netflix announced it will offer its own original programming, a bit of a departure from the initial premise of the mail-in DVD and video streaming service. Johanna Fuentes, spokeswoman for Showtime, validated that Showtime will indeed take its television episodes currently running off Netflix after their distribution deal runs out this summer. The Hill reports Netflix announced a deal for first-run rights to House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Once the deal expires, Netflix will no longer stream hit shows such as Dexter, but will still be able to air The Tudors and other such shows that have finished on Showtime. Contrary to this, CBS recently made a $200 million deal with Netflix to show timeless shows like The Twilight Zone and Cheers.