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'True Blood'... The Musical?

AP | MIKE CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of t...

'True Blood' Is Ending

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.04.2013 | TV

"True Blood" is ending. HBO announced the vampire drama will sign off in 2014 with Season 7 being the show's last. “'True Blood' has been nothing...

Another 'True Blood' Showrunner Bites The Dust

Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

"True Blood" Season 6 may prove to be the HBO series' most dramatic year yet -- and it's all because of what's going on behind the scenes. The Hollywo...

Fan Expo 2012 Day 3: Lafayette, 'Buffy' Love And 'Walking Dead' Season 3

Huffington Post TV Canada | Aaron Broverman | Posted 08.26.2012 | TV

Saturday is traditionally the busiest day of Fan Expo at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as the fire marshal often caps attendance to prevent cap...

'True Blood' Comic-Con Panel Reveals Season 5 Secrets

Posted 09.13.2012 | TV

Before the cast of HBO's "True Blood" (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET) took the stage at Comic-Con on Saturday night, showrunner Alan Ball came out to unveil a ...

Which 'True Blood' Star Had Never Seen The Show?

Posted 07.06.2012 | TV

Valentina Cervi may be an avid fan of her show now, but the "True Blood" star wasn't always a Bon Temps expert. "I had never seen ['True Blood'], ...

'True Blood' Renewed For Season 6

Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

Sookeh and Beel are coming back. HBO has renewed "True Blood" for Season 6. There's no word yet on a premiere date or whether series star Anna Paqu...

Rick Santorum Inspired 'True Blood' Vampire

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment

Rick Santorum may have stepped out of the limelight, but but that doesn't mean he's not inspiring anyone anymore. The catch? He probably didn't want t...

A Big Loss For 'True Blood'

Posted 04.29.2012 | TV

The man who created "True Blood" is about to put a stake in it ... sort of. The creator of the HBO vampire-filled, steamy series, Alan Ball, will b...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 12

Mark Blankenship | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

It's like this episode was delivered directly to my heart. It's like Alan Ball and company looked at an X-ray of my desires and said, "Oh, okay. Let's give Mark everything he wants.

'True Blood' Creator Working On A New Show About The Amish

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

It's not just mid-90s sex romps with terrible soundtracks anymore! With more original programming in the works, Cinemax continues to further itself fr...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week we actually see what we only heard about last week: The moment when Antonia forces the vampire clergy into the sun, causing them to burn as she is burning.

Crystal Bell

Chris Bauer Reveals 'True Blood' Upcoming Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment

Fact: Chris Bauer looks -- and sounds -- nothing like Bon Temps' resident drunken detective, Andy Bellefleur -- the troubled character he currently pl...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 4

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The grand theme of this season might be Owning Yourself (or Someone Else). This week, every storyline touches on that idea.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Eric has been hollowed out just as many other characters are discovering deep truths about themselves. All this self-knowing, is empowering: It's shaking up the characters, changing them, and giving them much more power as they move through the show.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 2

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on each episode of True Blood. I'd like to begin the discussion of this week's installment, with a word about nudity. Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD***

KCRW Hosts "UpClose Conversations" With Mad Men's Matt Weiner & True Blood's Alan Ball

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Mad Men creator Matt Weiner and True Blood creator Alan Ball. What: KCRW's Elvis Mitchell hosts both influential writer/director/produces as par...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 12

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

True, Lettie Mae's assertion that she's turned her life around by having an affair with her minister may not be the most important moment of this year's season finale, but for me, that declaration sums up a lot of what has made this season great.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 11

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Compared to Russell's de-spining of a television news anchor, every other moment in this season of True Blood may seem tame by comparison. Instead of focusing on the gory or the baroque, they episode thrives on what isn't said.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 10

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

I'd like to begin this recap of "I Smelled a Rat" with an ode to Russell Edgington, who has become one of my all-time favorite TV characters. As the episode's title suggests, lots of characters are grappling with honesty and trust.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 9

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week's installment may be called "Everything Is Broken," but I'd argue for "Everything Is Waiting" instead. The episode feels like it's moving chess pieces into place and leaving the final three installments to make decisive plays.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 8

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

True Blood races back to form with "Night on the Sun," an episode that returns us to the season's fascination with the unavoidable sacrifice of love.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The series is having its best run of episodes ever. Case in point: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." An exceptional hour of television. It hurls scene after scene at my gut, my heart, and my brain.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This episode, "Trouble," was kind of flawless. It may be my favorite of the entire series. It perfectly balances the multiple dichotomies of the show. Humor and terror, sweetness and cruelty, sex and romance.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood. Watching Episode 3, "It Hurts Me Too," I notice that almost every female character is passive and needy.