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The Newsroom and True Blood Renewed by HBO

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

HBO has renewed both the Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom and True Blood after the two cable shows posted strong numbers for the network.

After The Newsroom premiered as the third best drama debut for HBO, the cable network renewed the new Aaron Sorkin created series for a second season. As well, HBO also renewed True Blood for a sixth season after the vampire drama posted a strong season five return in the ratings.

Hollywood Reporter reveals that The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, and Emily Mortimer, debuted to 2.1 million viewers to put the new media drama behind the premieres of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.

True Blood drew 5.2 million viewers to guarantee a sixth season of the popular Alan Ball created vampire series.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!