Sundays 9:00 PM on HBO

True Blood, Entourage and Hung: Officially renewed by HBO

by at . Comments

No major shocks from HBO at this week;s Television Critics Association press tour.

The cable network officially announced that True Blood, Entourage and Hung have been picked up for another season. The former two shows have been huge hits for the channel, while the latter has pulled in surprisingly strong numbers, despite mixed reviews.

Considering its constantly improving ratings, certainly no surprise that True Blood is coming back. But Michael Lombardo, HBO's president of programming, explained to the crowd anyway:

"One of the reasons we brought [True Blood] back as soon as we did was it always felt like a summer show. The hope and expectation is to try to bring it back next summer as well."

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

Regarding Hung, executive producer Dmitry Lipkin said:

"We're not interested in a sex farce. We're interested in exploring the real repercussionss of what it would be like for a very unlikely pimp and a very unlikely ho to come together and to try to do this, and the emotional price that one may pay for it."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more True Blood?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

From Around the Web

    More From TV Fanatic


    True Blood Round Table: "Fire in the Hole"

    Gather around, True Blood fans! We're here to discuss and debate Season 7 Episode 3!

    True Blood Episode Preview: Bad Times in Bon Temps

    True Blood will try to move on from another sad death next Sunday. Check out the latest HBO teaser now.

    True Blood Review: Howl Be Thy Name

    On True Blood, Sookie hatches a dangerous plan. Pam, meanwhile, tries to rally Eric as you'll read about in our review.

    True Blood Photo Gallery: In Memoriam...

    A major True Blood character was killed off this week. We salute him here.