08/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"True Blood" May End HBO Slump

The slump at HBO is apparently over.
In "True Blood," the pay cable giant has its first hit since "Rome," and the numbers indicate it may be the biggest thing on the channel since "The Sopranos." If that sounds surprising, it may be because few saw it coming -- inside HBO or out.

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