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Alan Ball to Exit True Blood

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While information is still coming in, it's now been confirmed: Alan Ball is stepping down as the True Blood showrunner.

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The news was broken by Forbes, which cites exhaustion as the basis for Ball's departure. He'll reportedly still be involved with the show in some other capacity - a "supervisory" role, the network says - but a new regime will come in to take charge after season five.

"True Blood has been, and will continue to be, a highlight of not only my career but my life," Ball said in a statement. "Because of the fantastic cast, writers, producers and crew, with whom I have been lucky enough to work these past five years, I know I could step back and the show will continue to thrive as I look forward to new and exciting ventures."

What do you think of this news? Was it time for a change? Dare we say, a transfusion of fresh writing blood? Sound off now!

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good. he was running the show into the ground...


Well hopefully this means a turn-around for this once awesome show. After the last 2 seasons i was not sure if I would be watching it agian. The way they handled the Sookie-Eric romance was so stupid and at this point in time I don't even like any of the characters. I really hope that they trim down the cast and actually start telling a good story this year


WHAAAAAAAAT.........well the days of Bill as the good vampire are over....ITS TIME FOR TEAM ERIC IT SEEMS!!!!