True Blood: Should Season Seven Be the End?

true blood last season?It’s no secret that True Blood isn’t as popular as it once was. The ratings have been coming down over the past few seasons. While the show’s not in danger of being cancelled, it may be time to end the show on its own terms.

According to TVLine and showrunner Brian Buckner, the fate of True Blood is currently being decided. Will season seven be the last?

Buckner says, “That conversation is happening, but we don’t have an answer yet… I’m being told that I will know – which doesn’t mean that I will tell everybody. But I will know when the writers resume in the room [next month] whether or not we’re wrapping it up or not.”

Seasons three and four of True Blood averaged 4.97 million viewers each. Season five drew 4.66 million and the just-ended sixth season brought 4.23 million. The season six finale drew 4.14 million, the series’ lowest since season one.

Season seven of True Blood is slated to start airing next summer.

What do you think? Is it time for True Blood to end or should there be an eighth or ninth season?

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  1. Kate Fredericks says

    True Blood was brilliant in its first two seasons, when all we were dealing with were vampires and werewolves. I don’t know if the lower quality of the show had to do with Alan Ball leaving or laziness on the part of HBO for not INSISTING the quality continue no matter what. But we are into season four of The Walking Dead and it still has that excitement and intelligent factor it has had since the beginning. There were seasons of Dexter I thought were better than others, but it also somehow managed to keep its general brilliance to the very, bitter, end. However, as True Blood began to stray more and more into fairies and shapeshifters and general monsters, it seemed to lose that “thing” that made it must-see television. I admit, I started watching it on Netflix a couple of years ago, and even then, it wasn’t as interesting and smart as the first couple of seasons. Just my opinion, but I think they should have pulled together and made the last season (this past spring) a really eye-popping, amazing show and we all would have been left with fond memories. As it is, I won’t be watching the finale season and might catch it sometime in the future. This is NOT what truly great television is made of!

  2. Matt S. says

    I’ve said it many times.. No show should ever be canceled until its forced out. Just because the viewer count has gone down slightly and there might be vocal detractors, doesn’t mean those 4.3 MILLION people aren’t still enjoying it.

    “Going out on its own terms” is just an excuse for haters to sound like they are being nice. It go out on its own terms as long as they stay on as long as possible.

  3. ex-truebie now thronie says

    Just give it a merciful quiet death already. Tbh I’ve watched two latest season only for my obsession Alexander Skarsgård aka Eric Northman but even he can’t bring me back for any new season of this ridiculous cheesefest anymore.

  4. Mark says

    get True Blood back to the dark series its was in season 1 and 2 they will be ok, they told us they were going back there “roots” last year and same story after this season, so i don’t if they can turn this ship around! go get Alan Ball back please!

  5. Lee says

    It’s definitely not as interesting as the first couple of seasons were. I would have preferred Dexter to keep going and True Blood get the ax unless the story line changed for the better. Oh well.

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