I think last year they officialy waited until August to renew, so at least they've got that out of the way this year.
This is part of the wording from the Hollywood Reporter:
Showrunner Alan Ball, who developed the Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer series ..
I love Stephen and Anna, but the reality is, no matter what the credits say, there's a third lead in there. Has been since somewhere around 'is there blood in my hair.'
When I think of TB I first think of Eric and Pam.. tbh, from what I've read online people are mostly bored with/annoyed by Behll and Sookajhh. Most people complain about 'please don't make it the Sookie-show, with all her love-affairs etc' Kinda funny since the books have her name
Most online talk is about E+P, Lala's quotes and Alcide's body.
Bit off topic, but I am happy they put an end to a certain actor in the last episode.. He was annoying (no, won't spoil for the people who haven't watched it yet, but thank goddddd!)
Edit: Cyrianne, I'm fairly certain that no matter who is at the helm they will go down a long thought out path with the storylines. As many issues as they've had with writing - to suddenly change tack now would be a big mistake in my opinion, simply to comply with the books. That ship sailed long ago.
Yep, whatever I think sometimes of the storylines, I think they do have a lot of it mapped out, even if doesn't appear to be that way.
I still hope that they'll do better at condensing the other storylines, even if they have some part in the primary storylines, they really need to focus.
This from EW re: Squirrels confirmation on True Blood's renewal.
Breaking: HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'
by Lynette Rice
What an endorsement for Aaron Sorkin’s new drama The Newsroom: After only two weeks on the air, HBO announced today that it has renewed the drama that stars Jeff Daniels as an irascible cable news anchor. The Newsroom tallied 2.7 million total viewers for its premiere night last week, which included the encore run.
The pay cabler also endorsed True Blood for another season. The season 5 premiere of the drama on June 10 lured 6.3 million viewers across its two plays, which HBO said was mostly in line with last year’s combined premiere number (though down 3 percent). Once TB comes back for a sixth season, executive producer Alan Ball will take a backseat role on the series to allow co-executive producer Mark Hudis to take the reins. Hudis has worked in the True Blood writers’ room with Ball since season 4.
Does it make me weird that when watching Eric's reaction to finding out Tara was his vamp grandaughter what was going through my head was having Alex as Brad Colbert going 'like I have to deal with this too?" from GK's Combat Jack episode?
Thanks Vamp. This has been coming for a while, since Ted changed his twitter handle, which seems to signal it was closing out. No more interpreting riddles.
Just popping in to say..as much as Ted's articles have been sliding lately, I saw this as a little sad. I've been following Ted since his days in print at "Premiere" magazine, when he was the go-to for good gossip. He also got some great interviews with big stars during his time there, that were off the cuff and spontaneous.
I'll never be able to watch "The Valley of the Dolls" without thinking of him. he named himself after one of the characters in the movie. Very fitting.