The vampires, werewolves, faeries, shifters, witches and all the other supernatural creatures of True Blood
will be back again next summer. HBO has officially renewed the hit series for season 7.
True Blood will return in summer 2014 with executive producer Brian Buckner returning as showrunner. New episodes currently air Sundays at 9pm.
The ratings for True Blood
season 6 have been down slightly from the past, but they're still averaging over 4 million per episode. That makes it the network's second highest-rated show, behind Game of Thrones
The official press release made no mention of how many episodes would be ordered. The first five seasons consisted of 12 episodes, but season 6 is only 10 episodes.
The renewal solidifies True Blood
's spot as the second-longest running drama in HBO's history. Oz
only ran for six seasons. For that matter, so did The Sopranos
, but that show had longer runs and lasted for a total of 86 episodes. If True Blood
season 7 is 10 episodes, then it will reach 80 at the end of 2014. A potential eighth season could make it HBO's longest-running drama series ever.True Blood
airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
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