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True Blood (2008)

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Air Date:  Sunday, September 7, 2008  
Studio: HBO
Genre: Television
Rating: True Blood is rated for mature audiencesThis program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

True Blood Synopsis

Following the creation of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is a telepath and waitress at Merlotte's in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), a shapeshifter—though this secret is kept hidden. One night, Sookie meets Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps following the death of his last remaining relative. As she cannot hear his thoughts, she finds it easy to be in his company and over the first season, the two become romantically involved.

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True Blood Renewed for Seventh Season  7/15/2013 2:05 PM EST
It was announced today that "True Blood" will be back for a seventh season.   The hit HBO series remains one of the station's most popular. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said, "'True Blood' remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers. Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV."   Tune in t...  More>>

True Blood Season 6 Debuts with 4.5 Million Viewers  6/17/2013 4:54 PM EST
"True Blood", HBO's hit vampire series, debuted its sixth season last night to 4.5 million viewers.  While those numbers are impressive for the channel, it is actually down from the 5.2 million viewers that watched the season five debut.The premier episode was directed by Stephen Moyer, who also plays Bill Compton.  While the premier numbers were down from last year, they were still higher than th...  More>>

HBO GO Releases Bonus Clip from True Blood Season Finale  8/27/2012 1:54 PM EST
The season finale for "True Blood" aired last night, leaving many questions unanswered.  The main question being "Where is Warlow?"HBO GO released a bonus clip which hints as to where the direction of the 6th season will be going. The scene shows Jason, Pam, Nora, Tara and Jessica all in the elevator after parting ways from Eric and Sookie. Jason begins seeing his parents again, and they are congr...  More>>

HBO Renews True Blood and Newsroom  7/2/2012 4:26 PM EST
HBO has announced that they have renewed "True Blood" for a sixth season and "The Newsroom" for a second. "The Newsroom" premiered on June 24 to an audience of 2.1 million viewers, 7 million more viewers than when "True Blood" debuted in 2008."True Blood" debuted it's fifth season on June 10....  More>>

Alan Ball Comments About His True Blood Job Change  2/28/2012 9:37 AM EST
For the upcoming sixth season of HBO's uber successful show, "True Blood", Alan Ball will be sitting in a different seat. The producer will now have less control over the show, a move that was made back in July. Ball will still produce "True Blood", but will also be producing "Banshee" for Cinemax.Both Ball and HBO commented about the upcoming sixth season change.HBO stated, "When we extended our ...  More>>

Don't Be Afraid... Skarsgard Doesn't Bite  9/1/2011 2:48 PM EST
Alexander Skarsgard, who stars in "True Blood" and the upcoming films, "Melancholia" and "Straw Dogs", isn't one to ignore his fans. But there are some things that even he won't oblige a fan.Not surprisingly, he has been asked, on more than one occasion, to "bite" a fan. While interviewed recently for Black Book Magazine, the Swedish hunk spoke about the phenomena. "That's one thing I'll never rea...  More>>

Alexander Skarsgård Discusses True Blood's Amnesia Eric  8/16/2011 3:23 PM EST
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Season 5 Confirmed for HBO's "True Blood"  8/11/2011 3:26 PM EST
In a not so surprising announcement, HBO formally released a statement saying that there will be a fifth season for their hit series "True Blood".Season 5 will contain 12 episodes, and will debut in Summer 2012.  Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, made the announcement and added that he is "thrilled that TRUE BLOOD continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and cr...  More>>

Alexander Skarsgård to Star in "The Vanguard"  7/13/2011 4:15 PM EST
Alexander Skarsgård, who is currently front and center in this season of "True Blood", will be starring and producing a Viking film for Warner Bros."The Vanguard" will tell the story of two Viking warrior brothers who, after being banished to North America, take a journey back to Sweden. The script is going to be written by playwright Chris Boal.This will be Skarsgård's producing debut. He will be...  More>>

Alexander Skarsgård and Anna Paquin are Gothic on Cover of "Ente...  6/23/2011 1:12 PM EST
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