It's Official: True Blood End Date Set, Season 7 Will Be Sookie's Swan Song

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True Blood Cancelled Fangs for the memories: As we hinted last week, True Blood‘s upcoming seventh season will indeed be the show’s last, HBO confirmed Tuesday.

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True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,”  said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”

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Buckner, meanwhile, thanked “the most passionate fans in television” and promised to “do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.”

True Blood‘s polarizing Season 6 finale on Sunday drew 4.1 million viewers, down from both its season opener (which drew 4.5 mil) and its Season 5 finale (5 mil).

True Blood‘s 10-episode farewell season will premiere in summer 2014.

Thoughts? Disappointed? Relieved? Care you share your wish list of things that must happen before the show fades to black? Hit the comments!

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Comments (388)

  • I’m a late fan to the show as of the end of last year when some of my former tenants left the full season 2 in the house when they vacated. I almost gave it aeY thinking it was a horror movie. Thank God I took that sneak peak one note just to check it out…..ive since bought or rented every single season 1-6 several times each. I fell in love with the Sookie.Bill love story even.more so knowing their married in real life. Other amazing actors and story lines were Pam,.Lafayette, Jason and Tara. But Eric of course won me over from his 1st appearance. I want to have his children. Love you Alex!. I’m not big on TV and don’t have cable for that reason. I’m a busy single mom but when I like something I go buy it so I can watch it over and over on my time. I don’t want HBO to cancel the show its as good or addictive as Sinfield, Frasier or Friends just with nudity. If this truly is the end for HBO then I hope it can move to another channel unlike maybe FX like Niptuck. No the show wasn’t perfect, no I didn’t read the books but it was good adult late note TV compared to all that teenage crap on TV lately. I love ASkars but think the show made him so famous that his salary and maybe others became cumbersome for the network and we know it really boils down to the $$$. I hope to continue to watch TB in a different venue or as suggested a 2 hour movie next year and the next like Twilight and Sex and the City. Hoplessly addicted to TB AND WILL SUPPORT ALL THEIR MAIN ACTORS IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS…….subliminal message….keep TB on TV forever and keep showing the naked ASkars show”.

    Comment by Sky – January 2, 2014 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well put, “Sky” – but apparently, as you say, HBO is just a $$$ machine. “Deadwood” was awesome, then suddenly gone. Shame on them concerning “True Blood.”

      Comment by Johnny B. – January 3, 2014 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree with you about Alex and the Sookie and Bill love story!!

      Comment by AllieNic – January 16, 2014 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was loaned Seasons 1-3 when I had no cable, being I love this kinda stuff! I LOVED THEM AND COULDN’T WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT EPISODES!!! When I started seeing TB on HBO it would drive me crazy to have to wait to see the next eepisode for one whole week!!! I LOVE IT, YEAH some episodes could be better, but I love the show and DON’T WANT TO SEE IT END!!!

    Comment by Candi B – January 5, 2014 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sookie and Eric have to end up together!

    Comment by shannon – January 5, 2014 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sookie will end up with Sam. Eric will end up with Pam. Yawn!

      Comment by s&eatotl – February 22, 2014 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want more True Blood ! 7 seasons isn’t enough!

    Comment by shannon – January 5, 2014 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Right the only reason why I pay for HBO is for trueblood after the final season I am sure enough canceling the channel.

    Comment by Mary Henderson-Greenwell – January 5, 2014 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i dont want to see it end hbo is gonna lose a lot of virwers i love trueblood

    Comment by elaine terry – January 5, 2014 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • True Blood is amazing wish it wouldn’t end!

    Comment by Leslie – January 6, 2014 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when is the new season beginning.

    Comment by Connie Simons – January 8, 2014 02:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well im really mad that its ending. Seems like there is alot going on to end in just ten hours… i really hope they changed their minds and keep going or im cancelling HBO. And im not joking.

    Comment by kyla – January 15, 2014 01:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am VERY disappointed that they are not continueing True Blood!!!! I think the writers and producers need to get to work so that they can continue the seasons. HBO is going to loose A LOT of customers when True Blood ends and I will be one of the many. :(

    Comment by AllieNic – January 16, 2014 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with everything you said but then again HP only only let seasons go to about six if you’ve noticed almost all of their HBO series always ended at six or seven seasons

      Comment by Mark – January 16, 2014 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe we should all get on the HBO website and leave our wishes with them.. Who knows they are probably not checking this website. I am so sad :( I am really anticipating the final season now knowing it will be the last.!!! SO LONG ERIC :( SO LONG BILL :( SO LONG JASON:( SO LONG SOOKIE! I WILL MISS YOU ALL!!!!

    Comment by effie – January 16, 2014 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We really should, I made a comment similar to yours earlier. How would we reach out to them, if we do or someone does HBO should be told to look at this website and read the comments, it’s unfair that they made this decision when all they have to do is look here to see the show needs to go on

      Comment by Sabrina – January 16, 2014 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else notice that all of HBO series always end up to six or seven season they never keep it going there is no reason to end trueblood or boardwalk empire but again hbo only keeps shows tops 7 seasons

    Comment by Mark – January 16, 2014 09:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s really sad the show has to come to an end. I have been a fan since the beggining. Every show is gonna have some seasons that are better then others. Some are gonna be good and some are gonna be bad. I hope Sookie ends up with Alcide.
    If the show ends i will cancel my HBO subscription. That’s the the only reason i have HBO. And I’m surr there will be a lot of people canceling their subscriptions.

    Comment by Michelle – January 17, 2014 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So very sad to see this amazing show is ending!!!

    Comment by Joy – January 22, 2014 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TB lost its way after season 4.Compared to Sopranos and Breaking Bad it just didnt have any appeal.

    Comment by chris – January 25, 2014 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It would have been a better series if they followed the books more with the characters. This past series wasn’t bad just too short. I look at it this way, since True Blood is the only reason why I have HBO I’ll just cancel it and save myself some money. I know many of my friends have said the same.

    Comment by Melissa – January 26, 2014 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I read the books and hoped one day they would be taken to film. I will forever be grateful to HBO for jumpin on the ball! I think the series has had an amazing run at it and can only hope they end it with a proper bang (not one of those clifhangers that leave youwanting more when you know you can’t get it)! Also i wish they would have included Quinn…but anyway, thanks for a good show HBO!

    Comment by meg – January 28, 2014 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate to see it end. My question is, are the cast ready to leave? What if someone could send in a Spec Script with new ideas that could maybe spawn a few more seasons. Would they want to stay? Who is the best person to put it in the hands of? Understand it would be an episode and not knowing their exact direction I could only steer it to a fresh one of my own making and if they like it they can work with it. I would be thrilled to write more.

    Comment by Sherry McCormick – January 30, 2014 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is some of the most depressing news ive gotten all week. I just found out :( I really want Eric and Sookie get together. Or maybe even alcide and sookie. Hahaha :)

    Comment by Tabitha Thompson – January 31, 2014 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i hate the fact this show is being cut off air i am very sad as i watch this show religiously. I love the story lines and not just that there are some very good looking men through the series. wish it could carry on!

    Comment by Shannon m – February 5, 2014 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe HBO cancelled True Blood! I have no reason to watch HBO after their final season.

    Comment by CL THOMAS – February 6, 2014 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is some bull that the series ends at 7? It really could keep going on for a few more seasons but if it has to end then at least make it go 12 or 13 episodes at least an it better b the best season of all of them or there will b plenty of bad reviews you can guarantee that

    Comment by Bobby – February 9, 2014 12:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I gotta laugh at the person who called Game of Thrones juvenile. True Blood has turned from a great and unique series for 3 seasons and turned into a bisexual soft porn that is more slapstick comedy than drama meant for teenagers. It’s HORRIBLE. And people watch HBO for Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, and The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, OZ, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm before it. I also heard someone saying that True Blood keeps “pushing the envelope”. Yes, for anti-Christian, pro-homosexual viewership that has about as much class as Bill Maher, his audience and Matt Taibi. Go watch The Sopranos, that raises the bar and ‘pushes the envelope’ for true originality and setting the bar that still hasn’t been met. I am re-watching the first two True Blood seasons because they are great. Then all of a sudden, Sookie had to act like a tough girl cursing at everyone and Eric suddenly became a bisexual and Sam fantasized about bagging Bill No one outside of 15-25 year old girls really care about True Blood because it’s all about Eric showing his azz and girl fans commenting about looking forward to his penis, rather than the merits of the show’s acting/writing/directing/storyline. The guy is a great actor and they reduce him to such shallow crap. Pretty pathetic for an HBO show to go downhill like this. Now all of the characters just drop the F word for no reason and have gay innuendos. I am not homophobic but I almost was after watching a few of the newer season episodes. I have a feeling Alan Ball is a huge pervert. But by the middle of season 4, when Eric had sex with that head Vampire’s boyfriend or maybe that’s S3. By then, it was clear the show had ulterior motives to gain different demographics instead of just making great television. I’m glad they are cancelling this crap. HBO has turned into a progressive political propaganda network and it’s getting passed by AMC and FX in some ways. Now they need to cancel that garbage The Newsroom, which basically is a mouthpiece for MSNBC, which is a mouthpiece and puppet for Obama propaganda and his administration. Entertainment should be entertainment and HBO has forgotten that. Imagine if HBO would have had Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead along with Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. But yeah, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones are the cream of the crop right now. And True Detective is GREAT too.

    Comment by Jack Burton – February 9, 2014 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s pretty stupid to end the show. There’s only a few shows I really like, now with Dexter gone and now they’re cancelling TB, I only really have Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory to look forward to. I was so glad that they were getting back to the old format where there’s a few central characters all involved with each other, the least the could have done was give it a chance with the renovation of the show. >.< Oh well, there's hardly ever any good shows like this one that last this long anymore. Meanwhile stupid shows seem to go on forever.

    Comment by Bunny – February 22, 2014 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Think it’s sad that Supernatural show from CW channel can have 9+ years seasons and TB is cancled after only 7 short seasons……….so sad.

    Comment by illyria – February 22, 2014 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • BTW… Sookie and Bill been threw hell and back,He truly loves her and she him,they should end up married in last season.

      Comment by illyria – February 22, 2014 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well have you ever watched Supernatural? The storyline is absolutely amazing and well constructed and the subtle comic relief stays fresh always. True Blood is a great show and I expected many seasons to air however, season 6 completely annihilated the show. It was messy and rushed. Almost like no thought was put into it. Season 6 was just missing that dark, suspenseful, spine chilling feeling that all of the other seasons indisputably presented. It was missing the unforgettable ethereal beauty that the show has always had. Essentially it’s main ingredient.

      Comment by Thomgxx – March 11, 2014 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • :( Every time I find a a series that holds my attention and that I can’t wait for the next season to come out it gets cancelled. *SIGH* It’s been a good run and I will definitely miss the case and characters that Charlaine Harris created, as she is also ending the series of Sookie Stackhouse books.

    Comment by Elizabeth – February 26, 2014 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so sad to see this show end :( I was hoping for at least 2 or 3 more seasons.

    It is very different from the books but it took a life of its own and created a parallel world, and I think it can go on without compromising quality. But the decision has been made, so now we wait and see how brilliant they can make the last season. I am hoping for Eric and Sookie to be together, after all, they are the brightest stars of the show (and the books). They have undeniable on-screen chemistry. I hope they don’t ruin it.

    Comment by TrueBloodFan – February 27, 2014 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What?!?! Cancelled? Wtf is TV coming to?

    Comment by Dexter Ball – February 28, 2014 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope the executives aren’t deciding the season finale date by viewership alone of actual season dates running on HBO. My household can’t afford HBO (or other channels) and so eagerly await it’s release on DVD. Yes, season 4 and 5 had a few weak parts, but otherwise it’s still a really enjoyable show and will miss all the major characters.

    Comment by Amy J. – March 1, 2014 11:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I used to admire and appreciate this show so much right up until the end of season 5. However, it was doomed as soon as Alan Ball “passed the baton” to Brian Buckner. I have never read the books so I guess it’s a possibility they started to dry up near the 6th book, but I’m thinking this is not the case. I’m usually not so critical but the entire season 6 of True Blood was an absolute disgrace; disorganized, rushed and poorly written. I’m very disappointed and knowing this egregious writing is going to continue into the series’ final season makes me even more unhappy. I wish I could just grab Alan Ball by the neck and shake him while screaming “WHY THE F*CK WOULD YOU LEAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL SHOW IN THE HANDS OF A DRY-HUMORED DEGENERATE?!”

    Comment by Thomgxx – March 11, 2014 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • worst thing you could do is cancel. Season 6 may not have got the ratings expected, but do u expect from loyal fans who felt ripped off with only 10 episodes. You totally ruined my girl night. if at all possible please don’t give up give us a season 8 please

    Comment by tracy kern – March 15, 2014 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why only 10 shows you started out with 12 and the show took off? You’re suppoeesdd to go up not down with episodes. It’s an awsome show and never understood why it never went up with the episodes most shows do. Just curious.

    Comment by Kelley – March 16, 2014 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 10 episodes then 40 weeks of waiting then 10 more. I am tired of waiting.

    Comment by everett rice – March 18, 2014 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only reason I ever get HO every summer is because of this show and once the show is over I cancel it again…This is the biggest mistake HBO could possibly do!!!! HE I will be losing a lot of people because of this and I know they defiantly will be losing me after this season is over!! That is my show that I love it is my summer go to and the walking dead is my winter! What am I going to do on Sunday nights now!?!?!

    Comment by brittney – March 20, 2014 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Done with HBO. I sincerely doubt that I will get invested in another show with HBO. I’ve boycotted sucessfully SCY FY after it’s rash of show chopping. I haven’t watched the channel in three years. I think we are all tired of wonderful shows with great ratings being done away with only after a few seasons. Gone are the days of Startrek, Doctor Who or the Simpsons where a great many with vested interests cannot rely on relaxing and watching their favorite show. Too many are hacked shorted and shorter to make room for ever longer ad time. It’s come to a point where channels are seeking to out in that great “new” show only to pack it full of advertising and chop it when they want to make room to invest in another new show. They are all grappling for that Super Bowl rating and it’s simply not possible. Join me people and simply stop watching the station.

    Comment by Rachel Bradley – March 27, 2014 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m very sad that True Blood ended at season 7 and hope the makers change their mind to carry on for two more seasons which would be great. If they don’t wanted to go there, than I suggests they do what the people at Fox doing with their popular show “24″………..make a mini movie with everybody that’s in True Blood. Heck do bigger and make a big screen movie that run for two hours!!! The lines will be LONG, because there are so many fans of this show, as well as fans of vampires, werewolves and fairies movies.

    Also, some people on here should be aware not to diss the show because they didn’t like this season or that one and figuring last one will not live up to their expectations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the creators of True Blood got plenty assistants reading message boards/blogs on how people really feel about the show. It can go two ways, they will stick with ending it for good with season 7 or they will give us faithful fans a big surprise by doing a movie on the small OR big screens. I’m just saying……………………..

    Comment by TB4Ever – March 28, 2014 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow how heart breaking get you really in to a show and rip it away I Love That Show since day one with Jason Stackhouse mmmmmm😂😂😂😂😂

    Comment by Brenda – April 2, 2014 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • every time something good come on they take it away so freaking mad

    Comment by kim – April 13, 2014 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ive never been so sad about anything in my life :( I’ve watched this show from the very beginning. I hope they make some sort of spin off or something I look fwd to this every year. Soooo bumbed :/

    Comment by Brianna – April 13, 2014 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can I go on without True Blood??? What will I have to look forward to??? This series has been the BEST vampire shows I have ever watched and I have loved vampires since I first watched Dark Shadows/Barnabus Collins as a kid. Stop doing the math!!! Seriously I love Anna Paquin. She’s a fabulous Sookie Stackhouse and I’ve always had the hots for Eric. Dig those bad boys with fangs. Guess we can only hope someone else will create a new vampire series to replace the hole left by this cancellation.

    Comment by Shelley Begley – April 16, 2014 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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