HBO Sets Premiere Dates For New Drama ‘The Leftovers’, Final Season Of ‘True Blood’

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 11:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingThe Leftovers, HBO‘s drama series from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and novelist Tom Perrotta, will debut on June 15 at 10 PM, following the season finale of Game Of Thrones. The following Sunday, June 22, the … Read More »

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Anna Camp To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Damaged Goods’

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

annacampTrue Blood‘s Anna Camp has closed a deal for what is considered the lead role in Lauren Iungerich’s ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods, from WBTV. It revolves around damaged men and damaged women who explore the minutiae … Read More »

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‘True Blood’ Promotes Tara Buck To Regular

By | Friday March 7, 2014 @ 6:54am PST
Nellie Andreeva

buck1EXCLUSIVE: After recurring on HBO’s True Blood for the past six seasons, Tara Buck has been upped to a regular for the vampire drama’s upcoming seventh and final season. Buck made her debut as everyone’s favorite blood-serving barmaid … Read More »

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Riley Smith Joins HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 12:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Riley SmithEXCLUSIVE: True Blood is adding a new vampire for its seventh and final season. Riley Smith (90210) is set for a major recurring role. He will play Keith, a sexy, rock ‘n’ roll vampire with a romantic … Read More »

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Luke Grimes Exits HBO’s ‘True Blood’; Role Will Be Recast

By | Monday December 30, 2013 @ 2:49pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

james-true-bloodBrooding vampire James will be back on True Blood next season, but the actor who plays him, Luke Grimes, won’t. The role will be recast. Ever since production on  Fifty Shades Of Grey was pushed by a month … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Adina Porter Upped To Regular

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 5:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After six seasons as a recurring player, True Blood veteran Adina Porter has been promoted to a regular. Porter has portrayed Lettie Mae Thornton since the vampire drama’s first season. Porter also recurs on another … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Gets Key Role In James Brown Pic ‘Get On Up’

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 3:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nelsan Ellis has been set to play Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s longtime friend and musical collaborator in the Tate Taylor-directed Get On Up for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Imagine’s Brian Grazer is producing … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Alan Ball To Helm Features On Chippendales Founder, And A Loser Who Finds Genie Lamp

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 2:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As he prepares to end his long running vampire series True Blood, Alan Ball has found two film projects to sink his teeth into for his big screen return. Ball has scripted and will next direct I Am Chippendales, an adaptation of the Rodney Sheldon book that sounds like a mix between Magic Mike and Scarface. Ball will then direct I Dream Of Gene, a broad comic tale that’s Ball’s contemporary take on the genie and the lamp.
Chippendales tells the story of Steve Banerjee, an immigrant who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. As the male stripper concept became a phenomenon in the 1980s at the height of the women’s lib movement, Banerjee was consumed by excess and competition. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, Banerjee became wildly rich, and just as paranoid. Banerjee hired a hit man to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial. Read More »

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‘True Blood’ To End Run After Next Season

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 11:01am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has set end date for True Blood, announcing today that the series’ upcoming seventh season next summer will be its last. The veteran vampire drama, created by Alan Ball based on Charlaine Harris’ books, … Read More »

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Amelia Rose Blaire Upped To Regular On HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Friday August 23, 2013 @ 9:05am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It’s been a fast rise for Amelia Rose Blaire on True Blood. She joined the HBO vampire drama as recurring for the recent sixth season, playing Governor’s daughter and vampire-rights-activist-turned-vampire Willa Burrell. Blaire ended … Read More »

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No Ratings Boost For Oprah’s Lindsay Lohan Interview, ‘True Blood’ Finale Down

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Oprah Winfrey‘s post-rehab interview with troubled star Lindsay Lohan drew far smaller audience than Winfrey’s other similar first exclusive sit-downs. The Lohan interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday averaged 892,000 total viewers at 9 PM, only slightly above the show’s Sunday average (+7%). For comparison, Winfrey’s interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina drew 3.5 million viewers and her chat with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled in 3.2 million. For the night, including the 10 PM rebroadcast, the Lohan sit-down averaged 1.8 million viewers.

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Hot Comic-Con Teaser: HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 5:43pm PDT

Anthony D’Alessandro contributes to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage.

True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner wouldn’t tell a soul at the show’s Comic-Con Saturday panel how Season 6 will end next month, but HBO did release a teaser for the second half of the season. There are glimpses of Sookie Stackhouse … Read More »

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‘True Blood’ Renewed For Season 7

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 10:06am PDT

HBO said today that it will bring back one of its flagship series True Blood for a seventh season. New episodes will premiere in summer 2014, with executive producer Brian Buckner returning as showrunner after he replaced creator … Read More »

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David Fynn Joins NBC’s ‘Undateable’; Valarie Pettiford To Recur On ‘True Blood’

By | Wednesday July 3, 2013 @ 5:56pm PDT

David Fynn has landed a regular role on NBC’s midseason comedy Undateable, from executive producer Bill Lawrence and Warner Bros TV. The bromantic comedy centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Flynn, repped by Luber Roklin, Gersh and Shepherd Management in the UK, will play Brett, Justin’s gay and prohibitively picky undateable friend who always finds something wrong with a guy. He replaces Matthew Wilkas, who plated the role in the pilot. This is one of two re-castings on Undateable after it was picked up to series. The series also is looking for an actress to replace Briga Heelan, who co-starred in the pilot as a guest star as she had already been cast as the female lead in the TBS pilot Ground Floor, which went to series. Read More »

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‘True Blood’ Season 6 Premiere Draws 4.5 Million Viewers

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 12:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

True Blood is keeping its title of HBO‘s flagship series… at least for now. Last night’s premiere of Season 6, the vampire drama’s first without Alan Ball at the helm, delivered 4.5 million viewers for the episode directed by … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘True Blood’ Season 6

By | Saturday May 4, 2013 @ 3:30pm PDT

HBO‘s True Blood returns June 16 for an abbreviated 10-episode season sans show creator Alan Ball. Star Stephen Moyer directs the Season 6 opener. Watch the newly unveiled trailer here:

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HBO Sets Premiere Date For Season 6 Of ‘True Blood’

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 12:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The upcoming sixth season of HBO‘s vampire drama True Blood will premiere on June 16. This marks the first season without  True Blood creator Alan Ball at the helm. The transition recently hit a bump, with … Read More »

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Eric Ladin To Recur On HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’, Luke Grimes Joins ‘True Blood’

By | Thursday March 28, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Eric LadinThe Killing alum Eric Ladin is set to play young J. Edgar Hoover on HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire. Ladin, repped by Innovative and Main Title, has joined the cast of the period mob drama as … Read More »

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Mark Hudis Steps Down As ‘True Blood’ Showrunner, Brian Buckner Replaces Him

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 6:36pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mark Hudis’ tenure as True Blood showrunner was a short one. Hudis, who succeeded True Blood creator Alan Ball at the helm of the HBO vampire drama at the beginning of Season 6, is stepping down, with co-executive producer Brian Buckner taking over as new showrunner. Hudis was … Read More »

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