With the fifth season in full swing, HBO has unsurprisingly announced that they’ve renewed “True Blood” for a sixth season, which will begin shooting in January 2013 for a summer premiere. Executives celebrated by dousing themselves in blood and having sex all over the office. But not really.
As previously reported by THR, the season premiere of HBO series kicked off with 5.2 million viewers during its inaugural 9 p.m. ET broadcast. Adding the total from its 11 p.m. encore, the episode grossed 6.3 million viewers for the night. It marks a 4 percent decline since last summer’s premiere but a 3 percent increase vs. its Season 4 finale.
In the show, “Following the creation of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is a telepath and waitress at Merlotte’s in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), a shapeshifter—though this secret is kept hidden. One night, Sookie meets Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps following the death of his last remaining relative. As she cannot hear his thoughts, she finds it easy to be in his company and, over the first season, the two become romantically involved.” -Wiki
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