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True Blood: Season Seven Renewal from HBO

true blood season 7 renewalTo no surprise, HBO has renewed their top-rated drama, True Blood, for a seventh season. The sixth season is currently airing and has averaged 4.17 million total viewers with a 2.3 rating in the 19-49 demographic.

The sixth season finale is expected to air on August 18th.

HBO RENEWS HIT SERIES “TRUE BLOOD” FOR SEVENTH SEASON

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2013 – HBO has renewed the hit show TRUE BLOOD for a seventh season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. New episodes of the series will debut in summer 2014, with executive producer Brian Buckner returning as showrunner.

“TRUE BLOOD remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers,” noted Lombardo. “Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV.”

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the show takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series “Six Feet Under”) created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

The sixth season of TRUE BLOOD, which launched June 26, has inspired critical raves, with the Boston Herald praising the show for “suspense, surprises and crackling dialogue,” while US Weekly noted that the show’s “cheeky humor and vivid imagination are still there to relish,” and the New York Post called it “bloody hilarious.” According to early data, the show is already exceeding ten million viewers per episode.

For more on the series, visit facebook.com/trueblood and twitter.com/TrueBloodHBO #trueblood

Season six credits: TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg and Alexander Woo; co-executive producer, Angela Robinson; supervising producer, Robin Veith; co-producers, Kate Barnow and Christina Jokanovich.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear the True Blood is coming back? Is this season as good as you’d hoped?

 

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alice August 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

Now that the only reason I watched has met the true death, I will no longer watch. Wish they would have been truer to the books.

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joejoe August 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I used to go crazy waiting for the next episode of True Blood each week. IMO it was one of the top 5 shows on televsion but this season is horrendous. This was once a top 5 show and now it’s not even top 5 on Sunday. Last night five programs were better shows : Ray Donovan, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Coppers, and Low Winter Sun.

HBO needs to really step it up next season because True Blood cannot afford another lackluster season. What they really need to do is start concentrating on the VAMPIRES and have little or no air time for the fairies, wear wolves, shape changers, etc. Come on HBO step it up.

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Bethany July 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

I am a total Trubie. Read all 13 books and the subsequent short stories on almost a weekly basis. I so wish the show would follow just a bit closer to the books (like bring in Quinn, and not kill off Claudine for examples) I could see this show running at least 13 seasons, so long as the core cast is willing to stay with the show. There would be no True Blood without Sookie, Bill, Eric, Pam, or Sam. And the show had better get in line and start ramping up the Sookie/Eric storylines soon, because that is what kept most of the readers at the edge of their seats until each book came out.

I have avidly watched every season, every episode, multiple times a week, if not a day. However this year my fiancé has been just as eager to see the show come on every Sunday. The action and the romance mixed with the comedy that only True Blood can give is making this one of the best seasons yet. Sadly it is of course also the shortest season.

I noticed that True Blood was given 4 out of 4 stars on the little info blurb you get on cable. While News Room had zero stars and about a thousand ads to push that horrible show down our throats. True Blood should be the ones advertising because WAITING SUCKS even when the wait is only from one week to the next.

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L_B July 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I may be the only person who thinks this show has run its course…..a couple of seasons ago. Honestly, I still watch it but I don’t know why. It’s not that enjoyable anymore.

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Bethany July 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

I can sort of see where you are coming from if you are expecting the show to follow the books. However, if you have not read the books, I strongly suggest you give them a shot. They are so much better than the shows that I can’t even begin to express it. And if you are unaware of the books that the show is based on, reading them might help you understand why this show is nowhere near its ending point. (I am still holding out hope that they will create a character to replace Bubba. It doesn’t have to be the real Bubba, but even one with his characteristics who is only famous in the Sookieverse.)

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L_B July 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

I do know that it’s based on the book series and I do know a few people who have read the series and love it. I just never really had much interest in reading the books. I’m not a big fan of vampire / supernatural books. I know you are thinking “then why watch the show?” lol I did like the show in the beginning – loved the first few seasons but now I watch just because I have been watching. If that makes any sense……

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