TVLine Items: True Blood Casts a Terminator as Alcide's Pa, Bored to Death Movie Talk and More

Robert Patrick True BloodAlcide’s father is a real terminator.

True Blood has tapped erstwhile T-1000 Robert Patrick to play Jackson Herveaux, the father of Joe Manganiello’s werewolf in a three-episode arc, TVLine has confirmed.

Jackson is described as a once “powerful, inspiring, and heroic” man who, in present day, has seemingly given up on life. X-Files vet Patrick, who co-stars in ABC’s new fall thriller Last Resort, first appears in Episode 9 in a flashback to Alcide and Debbie Pelt’s teenage years.

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True-Blood.net first reported the casting news.

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• HBO’s Bored to Death still has a pulse. Former Bored star Ted Danson revealed Thursday at the Monte Carlo Television Festival that the pay cabler is looking to revive the axed comedy via a 90-minute TV movie. (HBO confirms the news to Vulture, but notes that talks are in the “very early” stages.)

• Syndicated daytime talkers The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show have all been renewed through September 2016.

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