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True Blood to End in 2014

True Blood's upcoming seventh season will be its last, HBO announced Tuesday.

"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," HBO President Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificentAnna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. read more

True Blood Boss Defends Season 6, Teases What's in Store for a "Simpler" Season 7

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's True Blood finale. Read at your own risk!]

After destroying the vampire internment camp, killing off pretty much all of this season's villains and making sure that Sookie (Anna Paquin) didn't end up as Warlow's (Rob Kazinsky) fae-vampire bride, True Blood jumped ahead six months, effectively wiping the slate clean — which is exactly what showrunner Brian Buckner wanted.

True Blood Finale: Did Sookie become Warlow's faerie-vampire bride?

From the onset, Alan Ball's successor hoped to get the show back to its roots, which meant streamlining the tangled web of storylines — namely by ditching the wolf pack and...read more

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Length: 53:00
Aired: 8/18/2013

(Season Six Finale) Bill discovers that salvation comes at a price; Jason senses firsthand a vampire attraction. With the latest vampire crisis seemingly over, Sookie examines her future with Warlow while Bon Temps braces itself when a new crisis threatens both humans and vampires. watch

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Banshee TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2010 Scream 2010 TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Towelhead Movie, Director
2008 Towelhead Movie, Producer
2008 True Blood TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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News

Former True Blood Showrunner Alan Ball Reacts to Season 6 Premiere

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the sixth season premiere of True Blood. Read at your own risk.]

Sookie Stackhouse and the gang returned Sunday for the Season 6 premiere of True Blood, but there was one person missing: former showrunner Alan Ball.

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Summer Preview: Scoop on True Blood, Dexter and Unforgettable

Summer is here and we have your complete guide to all the series that are turning up the heat this season!

True Blood (returns Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on HBO)
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is getting some new blood in Season 6. Creator Alan Ball has stepped away to work on other projects, and part fairy Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) has seen her ex Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) transformed into...something after drinking a vial of gore that once flowed through ancient vampire god Lilith's veins.

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HBO Sets True Blood Season 6 Premiere Date

True Blood will return for its sixth season on Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on HBO, the network announced Friday.

The sixth season will be comprised of 10 episodes, down from... read more

True Blood's Showrunner Shakeup: Alan Ball's Replacement Steps Down

True Blood showrunner Mark Hudis, who took over the job from creator Alan Ball in May, has now been replaced by writer-producer Brian Buckner, The Hollywood Reporter reports. read more

Inside Cinemax's Bloody Hit Banshee

On a hot fall afternoon just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, Antony Starr is busy getting punched in the kidneys, slammed against a wall and kicked in the solar plexus. As he pauses for a breath, a command comes: "Let's work on that strangling again!" Just a typical day on the set of Banshee.

Flash back to late April. On the first day of shooting, the actor playing Starr's opponent in a brawl came at him a bit too strong. "He cracked me in the face and split my lip open," Starr recalls, "but our schedule was so tight, I didn't get to the hospital for six hours." That's when Starr realized just how different filming Cinemax's noirish thriller would be from the comedies and dramas he was used to making in his native New Zealand. "They shot... read more

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