HBO has renewed freshman series The Newsroom and drama True Blood, the network announced on Monday.
Ratings: The Newsroom posts HBO's third-best debut
Alexander Skarsgard and Kristin Bauer van Straten
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of True Blood. Read at your own risk.]
Sniff, Pam and Eric have...
Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell
All hail the Vampire King of Louisiana. Stephen Moyer, who plays vamp monarch Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood, makes his TV directing debut with the July 29 episode.
"It was a lot of fun to...
Very likely coming soon to a T-shirt near you: "Bless the Blood." This new catchphrase is a favorite of True Blood's new vamp in town: Roman, the 500-year-old Guardian of the Vampire Authority, a zealot who's about to complicate the already messy lives of the bloodsuckers who live among the shape-shifters, territorial werewolves, telepathic fairy hybrids, assorted bigots and bumpkins of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Nelsan Ellis and Anna Paquin
True Blood had quite an action-packed Season 4 finale: Sookie renounced Bill and Eric. They killed a Vampire Authority member. Tara took a bullet for Sookie, who shot Debbie Pelt in the head. Alcide murdered the packmaster. Lafayette killed Jesus. Jason revealed to Hoyt that he slept with Jessica. Steve Newlin showed up as a vampire. And Russell Edgington escaped. All caught up?
True Blood Scoop: What is Tara's fate?
If your head is still spinning from all that, then Sunday's fifth season premiere (10/9c, HBO) won't make it slow down anytime soon. We're sworn to secrecy from revealing just about anything from Season 5... but the cast isn't! Creator Alan Ball, stars Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello and more open up about what's in store, including new romance, Tara's fate and the return of the most dangerous vampire on earth: Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare). Get the scoop:
1. Sookie's future: As if the Stackhouse home hasn't seen enough damage...
Rutina Wesley and Anna Paquin
Bon Temps is not an easy place to live, and Tara Thornton is one native who's suffered from sticking around her hometown.
Tara (Rutina Wesley) paid the price for being Sookie's (Anna Paquin) friend in the Season 4 finale of True Blood when she selflessly jumped in front of the shotgun blast that Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) intended for Sookie. The finale left fans wondering if Tara could possibly recover from the giant hole in her head, as Sookie cradled her seemingly lifeless body. Will anyone come to their rescue?
True Blood Trailer: Who dug up Russell Edgington?
The trail of bodies is getting longer on the new season of True Blood — and Russell Edgington's return probably won't help. The question remains: Who dug up the HBO drama's most dastardly villain ever from his concrete grave?
True Blood Season 5 Sneak Peek: Chris Meloni is undead! Eric has a sister!
Christopher Meloni's face is splattered with blood. He's just shot his first staking scene for HBO's megahit True Blood — and he's seriously amped up.
"When that blood...
True Blood poster
A new teaser for the upcoming fifth season of True Blood brings tears to our eyes.
In the poster HBO released Wednesday, we see a close-up of an eye crying blood, which is how our undead vampire friends express sorrow or pain. It's not a pretty sight.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
True Blood stars and real life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are expecting their first child together, Entertainment Weekly reports.