'True Blood' and 'The Newsroom' Renewed by HBO

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July 2nd, 2012

via press release:

 

HBO RENEWS DRAMA SERIES

The Newsroom FOR SECOND SEASON AND

True Blood FOR SIXTH SEASON

 

The Newsroom SECOND SEASON RENEWAL

HBO Entertainment

 

LOG LINE:

This series centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships.

 

 

SEASON ONE CREDITS:

Aaron Sorkin                                    Executive Producer

Scott Rudin                           Executive Producer

Alan Poul                             Executive Producer

Denis Biggs                          Co-Executive Producer

Greg Mottola                         Co-Executive Producer

Paul Redford                                    Co-Executive Producer

 

Created by Aaron Sorkin.

 

 

SEASON ONE SERIES REGULARS:

Jeff Daniels                          as Will McAvoy

Emily Mortimer                      as MacKenzie McHale

John Gallagher, Jr.              as Jim Harper

Alison Pill                              as Margaret Jordan

Thomas Sadoski                  as Don Keefer

Dev Patel                               as Neal Sampat

Olivia Munn                          as Sloan Sabbith

and Sam Waterston             as Charlie Skinner

 

 

 

True Blood SIXTH SEASON RENEWAL

HBO Entertainment

 

LOG LINE:

Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this Emmy®-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.”  The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

 

 

SEASON FIVE CREDITS:

Alan Ball                                Creator/Executive Producer

Gregg Fienberg                    Executive Producer

Brian Buckner                      Co-Executive Producer

Mark Hudis                            Co-Executive Producer

Angela Robinson                Co-Executive Producer

Raelle Tucker                       Co-Executive Producer

Alexander Woo                    Co-Executive Producer

 

 

SEASON FIVE SERIES REGULARS:

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell

Ryan Kwanten

Rutina Wesley

Alexander Skarsgård

Christopher Meloni

Chris Bauer

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Lauren Bowles

Valentina Cervi

Nelsan Ellis

Scott Foley

Janina Gavankar

Lucy Griffiths

Todd Lowe

Joe Manganiello

Michael McMillian

Denis O’Hare

Jim Parrack

Carrie Preston

Deborah Ann Woll

 
  • danny94

    Yeah More true blood!!!!

  • Roy

    WOOOHOOO True Blood Is AMAZING!

  • Marcos

    5 more seasons of true blood for me please

  • A

    I think true blood will go until it reaches 100 episodes and then they’ll end it.

    Go true blood!

  • jamandas

    Sweet love True Blood.

  • MightyBigFeetForSuchSmallShoes

    Nice! True Blood is sorta lame sometimes, but it can still be entertaining and brings in massive summer ratings, and The Newsroom is worth getting into. Glad HBO are doing right by both shows. They don’t really have much else anyway.

  • JB

    ^^Uh…Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, and Girls?

  • Jess

    WOOHOO!!!

  • Jon

    The Newsroom was likely to be renewed anyway as HBO tends to give their shows a second season, well apart from Luck but then that had problem with the horses.

  • Chris

    True Blood is HBO’s highest-rated show–by a goodly margin–so the chances of it ending before season seven are pretty much nonexistent, and the odds of it going quite a bit longer aren’t bad at all. They’ve pretty much abandoned trying to follow the novels, but the 13th and final novel is coming out soon, and I wouldn’t rule out the TV version lasting that many seasons.

    The Newsroom was renewed for a second season before it was even aired, like very other scripted show on pay cable in recent years. This announcement is a formality.

  • Mike W

    Happy about the Newsroom.

    Wish they would give True Blood the True Death.

  • scifi

    They will never cancel this True Sh1t.

  • Roy

    @Mike W, Newsroom sucks! Won’t make it past the second season,,, hell the viewers will probably go down by the finale that the second season will be cancelled before it starts

  • zodd

    Newsroom is awful. HBO always gives their show at least two seasons. Wouldn’t be surprise if season is the last for the show.

  • Colin

    Great for The Newsroom. Best show on HBO!

  • Nadine

    Newsroom’s 18-49 rating would surely have brought a renewal on TNT/TBS, and probably on USA too. But then it would likely have better ratings on any of those networks.

  • CrimTV

    LOL I don’t think that True Blood will ever end, not that i’m complaining!

  • The End

    @CrimTV

    When it does end, they’l probably do a spinoff called Untrue Blood or False Blood. :P

    Anyway. Lol at some True Blood fans slating Newsroom. It’s not aimed at the same demographic as True Blood, not like they’d understand that anyway, this is a show for the older generation and those that have outgrown the MTV stuff.

  • teevee time

    HBO has a habit of jumping the gun and renewing new series after 1 or 2 eps. have aired. They have been burned before. I personally like “Newsroom” but can see how people might abandon it and by season’s end, the audience could be rather low. We’ll see how it plays out.

  • SarahL

    I am pleased with both renewals. True Blood is over the top, but fun summer programming. Newsroom is a good show, but needs another season to fine its legs. I think will be much stronger in the second season.

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