While I’ve been pretty damn disappointed with the first two episodes of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD, it looks like the show is still picking up fans left and right. HBO has sunk its teeth deeper into “the TV series, giving the vampire drama a swift second season pickup after the show’s aud grew significantly in its second airing. Alan Ball-produced drama will begin production of new episodes early next year in Los Angeles, with the debut of the second campaign set for next summer. The well-promoted Sept. 7 bow of the series, which stars Anna Paquin, attracted 1.4 million viewers, and Sunday’s airing climbed 24% to 1.8 million viewers for the initial cablecast. Only time will tell if the viewers will stick.