Breaking: HBO Renews True Blood For Season 5

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No surprise here: HBO has officially renewed True Blood for a 12-episode fifth season to bow next summer.

The news comes two weeks after Alan Ball inked a deal to stay on as showrunner through Season 5. “Everything ends, and there will be an end for me on this show at some point,” Ball told reporters last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “But I don’t have any desire to leave because I’m having more fun than I have in my entire life.”

Ball added that he’s already hard at work on the fifth season, which will “explore how one of the vampires was made,” as well as introduce new characters.

“I am thrilled that True Blood continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”

True Blood‘s current fourth season concludes next month.



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Comments (25)

  • Good. This season is phenomenal and it makes me wish the week away just to get to the next episode. Does TVLine need any staff physicians?

    Comment by Dr. Matt – August 11, 2011 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about if HBO gives it like 15 eps? 12 is NOT enough.

      Comment by lorna – August 11, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love True Blood! It is my favorite program to watch on HBO. I drop everything just to be in front of my t.v. whenever it is time to come on……….You Rock! I do think we need to see more of Sooki and Eric together! They make a great couple.

      Comment by Kay – March 22, 2012 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First!They need better writers too!

    Comment by shaun – August 11, 2011 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They already have great writers. OMG what I would give to be a staff writer on this show!!!!!

      Comment by Patrick – August 11, 2011 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Raelle Tucker is the first on my list! Great staff and I hope they keep at it! Love this season!!!

        Comment by Julie – August 11, 2011 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • BAHHAH. Are you kidding me! The writers are amazing and so is the staff! I go through more emotions during one episode then I do during an entire year. I have much respect for them.

      Comment by Nikki – September 4, 2011 10:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah! !! I already wonder what the story line will be!!! Thx HBO! !!

    Comment by stephanie – August 11, 2011 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!

    Comment by SAM – August 11, 2011 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we have a vampire show that actually kills people? There are more cast members and storylines than you can shake a stick at! Make. It. Stop.

    Comment by Michelle – August 11, 2011 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No. I love all the storylines and characters!!!

      Comment by Rachel – August 11, 2011 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great News !
    I know the show will end eventually but I’m hoping that Season 5 isn’t the Final Season for the Show and Alan Ball.

    Comment by Laurel – August 11, 2011 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy news! Love this show so much. Love the cast too. I will hate the day when it ends. Eric Northman is my favorite vampire! He makes the hot summers much more bearable for me :)

    Comment by Elizabeth – August 11, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent News! This is the BEST show of the genre!

    Comment by Guess – August 11, 2011 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the books, love the shows! Cannot wait for more! If you don’t dig it… Change the channel! Xxx

    Comment by julz – August 11, 2011 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love True Blood! So happy its been renewed!

    Comment by kelsie – August 11, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The vampire being made story is about Pam. He already said we would see how she was made in season 5. I wish I had a link to that…

    Comment by Noah – August 11, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the good news, and love this show!

    Comment by Justin – August 11, 2011 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • now just get sookie and bill back together and keep them that way!

    Comment by tj – August 11, 2011 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hear, hear! But I think Bill and Sookie are going to have to wait and go through various kinds of hell before that happens. That’s OK,
      as long as it happens eventually.

      Comment by Elianne – August 13, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Every one in the show are amazing rock on true blood best show with balls love it

    Comment by Mile – August 27, 2011 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have read all the books , the series are good but pleas a litt’ more action and more episode

    Comment by CArlos – September 7, 2011 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omfg! We NEED 2 seasons a year like forever… kinda like young and resstless but longer, if I didn’t have this show I wouldn’t make it through the year…I litteraly get depressed over the winter….pathetic but nessisary!!

    Comment by kaytlyn – September 10, 2011 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I my self love true blood one of hbo best show and would hate the day it has to end just love the story lines

    Comment by mysweey9@hotmail.com – September 25, 2011 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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