'True Blood' Renewed for Season 7
'True Blood' Renewed for Season 7
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
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 is available on Amazon Prime.

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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