'True Blood' Season Six to Premiere June 16

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March 29th, 2013

True Blood Season 5 Episode 3

via press release:

The debut date for the sixth season of the hit HBO series TRUE BLOOD has been confirmed.

The ten-episode season of TRUE BLOOD kicks off SUNDAY, JUNE 16 at (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).  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).

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  • Jenny

    I haven’t watched True Blood in a long time, but why is it now 10 episodes? Surely this show brings in strong enough ratings to not cut two episodes.

  • Bram

    @jenny Anna got pregnant so they shortened it. But I think this will actually make the season tighter and more focused.

  • Dillan


    Because Anna was pregnant while filming, so it had to be cut down to 10.

  • Greg


    I don’t keep track of the show’s news, but I believe that it was because of Anna Paquin’s pregnancy.

  • Sel

    Easily the best vampire show! Can’t wait and I hope this isn’t the last season…

  • Jenny

    Oh, okay. Makes sense thanks guys.

  • Nick

    The Newsroom??

  • starship

    She was about 6-months pregnant at the end of last season, she would have given birth long before they even started filming season six. If her pregnancy was the reasoning, they would have shortened season 5, I think it was to do with Alan Ball leaving and the new show-runner wanting a shorter season or something like that, at least that’s what they said last year when they renewed it.

  • tv#1

    Can’t Wait! I love this show. I am very excited for it to return.

  • Ricardo

    I believe it was also said to be to do with ‘economics’. The show has got quite a huge cast at this point, so I guess HBO was keen to shave an episode or two off, since it doesn’t really affect their revenue at all from the DVD sales or subscriptions.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    The show seems to be getting a little long in the tooth to me ;-)

  • Xavi

    Well that was expected true blood always premiers after game of thrones and breaking bad. A mount later I can’t wait for both oh and dexter Starts June. As well

  • Cody

    Game of thrones has 10 episode seasons so its probably what HBO is trying to switch all shows over to. Two fewer episodes still covers 3 months of paying for HBO and they get to save money. Not to mention they could keep shows on for more seasons taking more subscriber for more years.

  • DaisiesDeathKnell

    To clarify, HBO is indeed trying to shift all of its dramas to ten episode per year seasons. They brought this up themselves within the past year, I believe. Can’t remember where/when it was announced, but it’s clearly a smarter business decision since those extra episodes aren’t going to add to the bottom line much, and more importantly, they can perhaps produce an extra show or two with the savings.

  • Feedback

    Is Boardwalk Empire also going to shift to a 10-episode season? God, I hope not!

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