Amelia Rose Blaire & Jurnee Smollett Join Cast Of HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Monday January 21, 2013 @ 11:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO‘s vampire drama True Blood is adding two females to the cast for its upcoming sixth season with Amelia Rose Blaire (90210) and … Read More »

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Robert Patrick Set As New Regular On ‘True Blood’, Will Reprise Role As Alcide’s Dad

By | Monday December 10, 2012 @ 6:49am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Three weeks after ABC opted not to give a back order to submarine drama Last Resort, the series co-star Robert Patrick has signed on a series regular on HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, playing Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) father. Patrick … Read More »

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‘True Blood’ Adds Rob Kazinsky As Regular

By | Tuesday November 13, 2012 @ 12:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

British actor Rob Kazinsky has joined the cast of HBO‘s vampire drama True Blood as new regular for the upcoming sixth season. He will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Eyes Pair Of Indies

By | Tuesday October 2, 2012 @ 12:15pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Rutina Wesley is in negotiations to star in the coming-home drama Last Weekend alongside Patricia Clarkson as well as in the thriller Angry Little Gods, which Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is directing. Wesley would make the movies … Read More »

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HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ Hits Series High In Finale, ‘True Blood’ On Par

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 12:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO’s True Blood and The Newsroom had a solid finish to their fifth and first seasons, respectively. True Blood drew 5 million viewers for its season finale at 9 PM, up a fraction from last week’s 4.93 million and down a hair from the fourth season closer last year, which … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘True Blood’s’ Alexander Skarsgard Not Cast In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ Actor Says

By | Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 5:43pm PDT

Alexander Skarsgard said today that he hasn’t been offered a role in the film adaption of E.L. James’ best selling Fifty Shades of Grey. “I haven’t read the book and I haven’t seen a script,” said the Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Stars In ‘Sex And Sunsets’ Feature

By | Friday July 13, 2012 @ 9:13am PDT
Mike Fleming

Ryan Kwanten will take a temporary detour from the sex and fangs of HBO’s True Blood to star in the indie feature Sex And SunsetsJeremiah Chechick will direct from the screenplay adaptation by Megan Martin based on the novel by Tim Sandlin. Principal photography will begin on August 20th on locations in Banff and Los Angeles. Robert Lantos is producing the Serendipity Point Films production with Ari Lantos, and Mark Musselman is exec producer. Read More »

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First Bush’s Head On ‘Game Of Thrones’, Now Obama Masks on HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Monday July 9, 2012 @ 5:21pm PDT

Does the HBO prop department do all its shopping on Pennsylvania Avenue? Just a few weeks after controversy erupted over the head of President George W Bush appearing atop a pike on the network’s Games Of Thrones, Barack Obama showed up on True Blood last night. Actually it was several Obamas: On the episode, a truck full of gun-toting thugs in Obama masks pulled up firing at characters Sam Merlotte, Luna Garza and her daughter Emma. “True Blood’s production team purchased several Obama masks from us earlier this year, and we’ve been waiting in suspense for them to appear,” mask provider Costume Craze wrote today on its blog about the “pretty scary scene”.

Though the gang’s appearance was more like 1991′s Point Break – where bank robbers wore presidential masks in pulling their heists — than Games’ depiction of Bush, it was still an odd occurrence considering the timing of the Thrones controversy. “It’s a complete and utter coincidence and one show has nothing to do with the other,” an HBO spokesperson said today. Read More »

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HBO Renews Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ And ‘True Blood’

By | Monday July 2, 2012 @ 12:39pm PDT

Newsroom HBO RenewedHBO has ordered a second season of its Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom and a sixth season of its vampire drama True Blood. The renewal of Newsroom comes just over a week after … Read More »

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‘True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Tied To ‘Devil’s Knot’ In Key Role

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 1:31pm PDT

Stephen Moyer Devil's KnotEXCLUSIVE: Stephen Moyer has joined the cast of Devil’s Knot in a lead role. The True Blood star will play prosecutor John Fogelman in the film about the wrongfully convicted and imprisoned West Memphis 3. … Read More »

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HBO’s Aaron Sorkin Drama ‘The Newsroom’ Draws 2.1M Viewers In Premiere

By | Monday June 25, 2012 @ 12:49pm PDT

HBO‘s series premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom starring Jeff Daniels drew 2.1 million viewers at 10 PM last night. That was an OK performance for the show set at a cable news network, which ranks as one … Read More »

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‘Mad Men’ Scores Most-Watched Season Finale; ‘True Blood’ Premiere Slightly Down

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 1:14pm PDT

The Season 5 finale of AMC’s Mad Men drew 2.7 million viewers last night, making it the most-watched season ender ever for the Emmy-winning drama. The total was up 11% compared with the fourth season’s final episode. Sunday’s numbers included … Read More »

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Mark Hudis To Succeed Alan Ball As ‘True Blood’ Showrunner, Inks HBO Overall Deal

By | Tuesday May 22, 2012 @ 6:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Mark Hudis True BloodEXCLUISVE: True Blood co-executive producer Mark Hudis will take the reins of the hit HBO vampire drama if it gets renewed for a sixth season. With True Blood creator/executive producer Alan Ball stepping down Read More »

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Newsroom’, ‘True Blood’

By | Wednesday April 4, 2012 @ 11:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO today officially announced the premiere dates for Aaron Sorkin’s new drama series The Newsroom, which will debut on Sunday, June 24 and will air at 10 PM following the new season of Alan Ball’s True Blood, which starts on June 10. Here are the trailers for both series.

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TV Trailers: HBO’s ‘Newsroom’, ‘True Blood’

By | Sunday April 1, 2012 @ 8:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has received first trailers for Aaron Sorkin’s new drama series The Newsroom and for the upcoming fifth season of Alan Ball’s True Blood. The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels as the anchor of a primetime program on a cable news network whom the trailer portrays as outspoken, controversial and volatile. Great timing on the heels of the public firing by Current TV of Keith Olbermann who reportedly was one of the anchors Sorkin shadowed in his research for the show. The trailer also gives a glimpse at Newsroom‘s supporting cast, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski, as well as Sam Waterston as the network’s president and Jane Fonda in the guest-starring role of the CEO of the network’s parent company. As for True Blood, this is a first look at what will be the last season of the vampire drama shepherded by its creator Ball who is stepping down as showrunner.

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TV Castings: Camilla Luddington To Recur On ‘True Blood, Allison Mack On ‘Wilfred’, Constance Zimmer On ‘House Of Cards’

By | Tuesday March 20, 2012 @ 8:14am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Camilla Luddington, who portrayed Kate Middleton in the Lifetime movie William and Kate, has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, which will have a special focus on fairies. Luddington will play … Read More »

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Alan Ball To Step Down As ‘True Blood’ Showrunner

By | Monday February 27, 2012 @ 5:37pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

If HBO’s hit vampire drama True Blood goes to a sixth season, it will be without its mastermind Alan Ball at the helm. HBO and Ball just confirmed ongoing speculation that Ball would leave the series full-time after the upcoming … Read More »

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Peter Mensah Cast In HBO’s ‘True Blood’

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 2:23pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Mensah will join True Blood in a recurring role as Kibwe, Chancellor for the Authority. Originally from Africa, Kibwe works toward mainstreaming under Roman’s tenure. In addition to previous and current incarnations of Spartacus on Starz, … Read More »

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‘Twilight’ Co-Star Christopher Heyerdahl Joins HBO’s ‘True Blood’ As Recurring

By | Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 8:49am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Heyerdahl, who plays an ancient vampire in the Twilight Saga movies, will now play one in another screen adaptation of a popular book series — this time on TV. Heyerdahl is joining HBO’s hit vampire drama True BloodRead More »

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