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Fans of HBO's True Blood will be able to spend at least one more year in Bon Temps. The hit vampire series has been renewed for a seventh season, HBO announced Monday.

Brian Buckner will return as showrunner for the new season, which will debut next summer.

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"True Blood remains a signature show for HBO, and a true phenomenon with our viewers," HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "Thanks to Brian Buckner and his talented team, the show continues to be a thrill ride like nothing else on TV."

True Blood is currently in the midst of its sixth season and airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO. Are you happy about the renewal news?