Articles for True Blood Season 4

The fourth season of HBO‘s True Blood premiered tonight, and it was like a new pilot. The show jumped on year into the future, putting many of the characters in new places, and the show brilliantly established the new order. True Blood also succeeded in introducing a number of new characters, most importantly the terrifying new witch Marnie, who is perfectly scary. Throw in some more classic Pam moments and you have another strong start to this oh-so-fun vampire drama.  Read more »
Vampires have always been prevalent in the small screen, so hey, it was inevitable that we do a quiz about them. But we‘re also celebrating the premiere of True Blood‘s latest season, which gives us perfect timing to bring blood and bloodsuckers to your brains.  Read more »
We all know that drugs don‘t do you any good -- but I think the Botwins didn‘t get the memo, which explains Weeds‘ return for a seventh season on Showtime last night. And that‘s barely the first instance of drug use on TV: from the serious meth business on Breaking Bad to substitute sandwiches on How I Met Your Mother, narcotics have powered some of the best shows we‘ve ever seen. Read more »
Sunday‘s fourth season premiere of HBO‘s True Blood was a big one, and the ratings reflect that. The episode pulled in 5.42 million viewers, narrowly missing out on the show‘s all-time high of 5.44 million.  Read more »
This winter, USA is going to be hotter than ever thanks to White Collar‘s newest guest star. The show‘s third season, which will take a hiatus until January following the August 9 mid-season finale, will feature True Blood‘s hunky werewolf Joe Manganiello as a special guest star.  Read more »
True Blood got off to a big start for season 4 with one year jump in time that saw Bill as the new Vampire King of Louisiana and Eric as Sookie‘s landlord. In the second episode, Eric will try to convince Sookie that she should belong to him while Sookie also finds out some very distressing news about King Bill.  Read more »
It‘s Friday again, which means it‘s time to look back (again!) on another crazy week of television. We learned of a blast-from-the-past twist on Big Brother this year. We had a winner on The Voice. And weird things happened on the So You Think You Can Dance stage. Oh, and yes, you‘re right, there is a challenge coming -- this week‘s What Happened on TV? quiz! Read more »
In the season 4 premiere of True Blood, the show jumped forward one year and we found out Bill is the new Vampire King of Louisiana. How did that happen, you ask? This week we find out, and we also get to enjoy Jason having his clothes ripped off, Eric taking a shirtless midnight stroll down the road and more naked Sam than you can shake a stick at.  Read more »
These days, strong female characters dominate our television sets. But sometimes they go a little too far. There are bad girls we love, and there are those we just love to hate. On today‘s quiz, we‘re bringing you ten of TV‘s most cunning and manipulative ladies who have made a mark on our lives. We can‘t help but look up to them despite their ties to drugs, alcohol, sex and well, narcissism.   Read more »
BuddyTV is heading back to Comic-Con this summer, and this time we‘ve got a sponsored panel of our own. A group of television and film insiders will be talking about "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phemonenon."We‘ll be asking them questions ahead of time too, and this is your chance to get your own answers! Read more »
Amnesia storylines are a hilariously absurd staple of any great soap opera, and since that‘s what True Blood is, that‘s what we get. This week we see the aftermath of Marnie wiping Eric‘s memory, and it‘s every bit as silly as you‘d expect. On the bright side, he spends the first half of the episode shirtless and the second half walking around in one of Jason‘s sleeveless hoodies.  Read more »
Another week of television has passed, which means it‘s time for us to act like our beloved grandparents: we sit back, we relax, and we look back. And we take a quiz that determines if we paid attention all these years -- or, in this case, all this week. It‘s pretty much like the crossword. Or Sudoku. You get the idea. Read more »
Sure, you‘re nursing not having the likes Yvonne Strahovski, Dianna Agron and Nina Dobrev* on your TV screens, but summer TV brings folks like us its own brand of hotties, too. Heck, they call it summer because of that! Read more »
The TV-panel fun keeps on going with Saturday‘s Comic-Con schedule. Many of the biggest fan favorites have their panels on this day, so you‘ll have to plan carefully if you want to hit all of your favorite TV shows throughout the day.Just so you don‘t have to wade through everything in the Saturday schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con, we‘ve come up with a list of just the television-related panels for your convenience. If you do want the entire schedule, click here. Read more »
TV really gets going at Comic-Con on Friday, July 22. Some of the biggest TV shows and stars will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions, show exclusive clips and more! Read more »
Finally! Comic-Con has begun to release its schedule for the 2011 festivities at the San Diego Convention Center. As you might imagine, there are plenty of TV-related events going on throughout the days. In case you didn‘t want to wade through the entirety of the events schedule, we have a listing of just the television events and panels. Read more »
BuddyTV is going to the San Diego Comic Con!This year, we are sponsoring a panel at the event: "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon." The panel -- scheduled for Thursday, July 21 -- will feature a diverse group of writers, actors and obsession experts. One of these panelists is Mel Lowry, the co-owner of, and Read more »
Some of the smaller Emmy categories are usually my favorites, and this year, the races for Guest Actor and Actress are filled with some superb performances. Glee scored three nominations for its guest actresses, including a surprising but deserving one for Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste. And Saturday Night Live also dominated with three hosts scoring nominations.  Read more »
What‘s better than Eric and Alcide fighting over Sookie on True Blood? How about if they‘re both completely naked while doing it? Yes, this week, the ridiculous vampire soap opera is all about showing off Alcide‘s insanely ripped body when he comes to help Sookie with Amnesia Eric.After killing Claudine, Eric is drunk and giddy on fairy blood, and it also lets him walk in the sun. He runs away, so Sookie calls up Alcide to track him. Alcide proceeds to strip down to transform into a wolf, giving us a nice, long look at just how much Joe Manganiello works out.  Read more »
Comic-Con is just days away but if you‘re like me you‘ve started counting down the hours because it‘s just more fun. BuddyTV will be there bright and early Thursday morning to host our very first panel: Obesssions: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon where The Nine Lives of Chloe King star, Skyler Samuels will be joining us. But that‘s not the only place you can get your Chloe King fix. ABC Family‘s The Nine Lives of Chloe King Comic-Con Panel is Friday July 22 from 12-1pm in room 23ABC.  Read more »
It‘s already Comic-Con season, so we‘re assuming you‘re well aware of BuddyTV‘s panel this year. Tomorrow, we‘re kicking off "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon" (in Room 23ABC!) with a wide array of guests. Since you‘re going to be surrounded by experts there, we decided to help you out and check on how much you know about the panelists. After all, you wouldn‘t want to look like an ignorant sap as you grace the gates of Comic-Con, would you?  Read more »
The 2011 San Diego Comic-Con is finally upon us! Over the next few days, the geeks and nerds of the world will descend upon southern California like a swarm of interestingly-dressed locusts. And BuddyTV will be amongst them! This year, in addition to getting the latest Comic-Con scoop from your favorite TV shows, BuddyTV will also be hosting its very own panel: "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon." Read more »
There‘s a lot going on at Comic-Con every day. A casual attendee might get a little bit overwhelmed when trying to choose exactly which panels to attend on every day of the convention. That‘s where BuddyTV can help. Read more »
In many ways, I consider this week‘s episode of True Blood to be the real start of season 4. Jason is finally out of Hot Shot and back to the real world, and the season‘s big antagonist, Marnie, comes face-to-face with both Bill and Sookie. But most importantly, the most beloved character in the history of True Blood, Godric, makes his triumphant return.  Read more »
At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, lots of TV personalities showed up to promote their shows. A few of the favorites amongst these personalities turned up again for the TV Guide Fan Favorites panel on Thursday, July 21. Read more »
This season of True Blood has officially begun. Sure, this is the fifth episode of season 4, but it‘s the first time both Sookie and Bill come face-to-face with Marnie, and that‘s when the real magic starts to happen. This week also brings the return of Godric, a surprising betrayal by Pam and some long-awaited Sookie-Eric action.  Read more »
Moderated by Tim Stack (of Entertainment Weekly), the cast of True Blood proved to be one of the biggest attractions at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. With wait times to see the panel in Ballroom 20 exceeding even those of Hall H, the True Blood panelists addressed a packed house. Read more »
The full moon is a dangerous thing on True Blood, and not just because of the werewolves. This week, under the full moon, everybody goes a little mad. Jason has a break with reality in the woods, Jesus and Lafayette have a wild time in Mexico, Pam goes on the attack, Bill shows compassion, Tommy has a big change and the Evil Baby is more evil than ever.But we start with Eric and Sookie getting hot and heavy following their kiss, only to have big, bad King Bill interrupt the lovemaking. A fight ensues, but after learning who Bill is, Eric bows down before him and willingly goes to his basement prison.  Read more »
Last week was the panel for True Blood at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.  I was lucky enough to attend, and besides getting a sweet bag of swag, I also found out some great little tidbits about the series from creator Alan Ball, Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton).  Rule number one for journalists: don‘t call Anna Paquin a little thing.  One reporter asked her if she felt Alan Ball‘s treatment of her character was fair, since she was such a little thing.  It‘s easy to see how she could play a character like Sookie.  Anna Paquin defended Ball and herself in one fowl swoop: "Is it fair?  I‘m having the best time of my life!  Are you kidding me?  And I‘m not just a little thing, thank you very much." Check and mate. Warning this article contains True Blood spoilers.  Read more »
Just when Jason Stackhouse escaped the evil clutches of the Hot Shot werepanthers on True Blood, he gets himself stuck in an equally sticky situation, but at least this one has more comedy and less rape.  Read more »
It‘s on! True Blood kicked off the second half of season 4 with a big move as Marnie, the witch now completely possessed by the vampire-hating Antonia, declared war on the undead. Everyone tried their best to stop it, but the witch proved to be a more formidable foe than any in the show‘s history.  Read more »
Hah, TV people. Sometimes you‘re good friends, but other times you‘re busy arguing. Or conniving against each other. But unless you‘re a diabolical maniac or a non-human creature (or Santana Lopez), you never end up hurting each other.Not that I condone violence or anything. You know my point, right? Read more »
Somehow, ratings shoot up when guys expose their barreled chests on screen. That‘s not the reason behind today‘s quiz choice though (although if that helps, why not). It‘s simply because the timing is right for the White Collar and Covert Affairs finales. And well, we know how big of a role six-packs play in those shows.  Read more »
In an unsurprising move, HBO has renewed its hit vampire drama True Blood for a fifth season. The show, currently in the middle of season 4, will return with 12 new episodes next summer. Ratings for the current season have remained high, consistently getting over 5 million viewers every week (except for when the show aired during the Fourth of July weekend).  Read more »
Welcome to August, or as I‘d like to call it, that awkward moment between summer and fall. It‘s that time of the year when summer shows wrap up (in this week‘s case, So You Think You Can Dance and White Collar), not-so-summer shows start up (Bachelor Pad), and others just go on as usual (Big Brother and True Blood). In other words, it‘s been a busy week. But you knew I‘d say that, yes? Read more »
Each week we scour the internet for the latest and greatest photos of our favorite TV stars. From the latest photos for upcoming episodes to the hottest red carpet events to just walking down the street. It‘s clear that celebrities are working hard this summer. Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson is "Pretty Hot" on the September cover of Seventeen Magazine.With all her perfected Hanna style on the show I‘m sure she has great tips for back-to-school.  Read more »
I‘ll admit one thing: doing today‘s quiz is a bit awkward for me. One, I‘m more of an eyes kind of guy. Two, cropping all these lips out of photos feels a bit like Dexter Morgan killing serial killers. Read more »
The war between vampires and witches has begun on True Blood, and while the werewolves may want to stay out of it, they‘re the only ones. After last week‘s big spell to force all vampires into the sun (which only succeeded in killing one, Maxine‘s neighbor), now it‘s time for the vampires to plan their retaliation.  Read more »
Sometimes, a TV female gets to that point where she‘d rather wish for a parallel universe just to avoid The Big Decision That Will Shape The Show‘s Romantic Storyline. She meets two guys she likes and can‘t make her choice in a heartbeat, so the plot gets drawn out. Usual endings involve picking one and missing the other too much, cheating on both men, or fleeing.  Read more »
The big drama on True Blood may be the escalating war between the witches and the vampires, but Hoyt and Jessica are going through a different kind of suffering: breaking up. In the last episode the wholesome but not-that-bright Hoyt broke up with Jessica and uninvited him from his house, splitting up the longest-running romantic relationship on the show.  Read more »
To paraphrase SpongeBob SquarePants, "another week, another seven nickels!" And sure, while last week saw a bunch of finales -- and this week, too -- there was still a lot going on our televisions. Life at the Big Brother house continued while werewolves killed each other on Teen Wolf. Twelve talents got another shot on America‘s Got Talent, while Emma (or Sutton, who?) got into some new trouble on The Lying Game. You get the idea. Read more »
There‘s a lot to love about this week‘s episode of True Blood. Jason has his first voluntarily sex of the season. Sookie has a supremely crazy and sexy dream before rushing to save Bill. And, perhaps most importantly, we learn that Alcide sleeps in the nude. You can‘t go wrong with a gratuitous Joe Manganiello butt shot.  Read more »
True Blood is riding higher than ever, and Sunday‘s episode, "Let‘s Get Out of Here," is proof. The episode was watched by 5.53 million viewers, the highest rating in the history of the series. The previous high was 5.44 million viewers with the penultimate episode of season 3.It‘s good for True Blood to score big ratings now, because sadly‘ they‘re likely to take a big dip in the future. There are only three episodes left in season 4, and one airs over Labor Day weekend while the season 4 finale airs on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.  Read more »
Denis O‘Hare is one of those actors that has his hand in everything.  I approached him at the FOX All Star Party to talk to him about a couple of my favorite roles of his, including the ruthless Russell Edgington from True Blood and liberal-minded Judge Abernathy from The Good Wife.  Funnily enough, he wasn‘t even there for either of those shows.  His new series, Ryan Murphy‘s new anti-Glee, American Horror Story, premieres this fall on FX.  I first asked O‘Hare about what was most important to me:  Any chance of him coming back to True Blood?  O‘Hare said, "I‘ll repeat to you what I‘ve heard Alan Ball say to others.  Russell is not dead.  If they wanted him dead, they would have killed him.  They mention his name so many times in season 4, I still feel like he‘s alive!"  Okay, so even if Russell is alive, would O‘Hare make the time in his already demanding schedule to come back to True Blood?  "In a heartbeat," O‘Hare quickly replied.  He loves the show, the cast, everything.   Read more »
There are only three episodes left in True Blood‘s fourth season, and the primary battle is between the witches and the vampires. But there‘s another storm brewing.HBO‘s official description for the True Blood season 4 finale, "And When I Die," promises that "the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face." Those simple words have caused massive fan speculation that the "familiar face" is none other than King Russell Edgington, the spine-ripping former vampire king who was given a cement grave at the end of season 3.  Read more »
The witches have been running the show on True Blood for the past few weeks, but now the vampires and Sookie are coming after Marntonia with a vengeance. At the Festival of Tolerance, Bill and Eric get into a fight, and just when the possessed Eric is ready to kill the king, Sookie decides she‘s had enough and blasts her magically fairy light all over the place, giving Eric his memories back and forcing Marntonia to run away to regroup.  Read more »
If you go by just what Castle has already told us about the upcoming season, we‘re in for a pretty wild ride over the next few months. From guest stars to love interests to returning bad guys, these spoilers are enough to tantalize any fan. Read more »
The penultimate episode of True Blood‘s fourth season saw more death and the end of Marnie. Or did it? The powerful, villainous witch may have got blasted away with a machine gun, but death is never the end for characters on this show.  Read more »
The True Blood season 4 finale promises a lot more death, but since we‘ve already seen Tommy, Marnie and Marcus get killed, the show is going to have to get creative if it wants to kill more people.  Read more »
According to True Blood, Halloween is the day when the wall between the living and the dead is the thinnest, and that‘s true for the season 4 finale. Many, many dead and former characters return while a whole bunch of current ones get killed. It‘s a total blood bath full of some very huge cliffhangers.  Read more »
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit the set of Chuck on the Warner Bros. studio lot. It was, needless to say, a very interesting experience. Since security is a little too tight for all Chuck fans to sneak in, I thought I‘d share some of what I saw. A secondhand visit is better than no visit at all, right?You‘d better hope so, since that‘s what you‘re about to get!WARNING: Although this is not technically a spoiler article, there may be some minor spoilers included. Proceed with caution, all those who choose to be spoiler-free. Read more »
We‘re still many months away from the season 5 premiere of True Blood in the summer of 2012, but the show is gearing up with its first big cast addition. British actress Lucy Griffiths (who played Marian on the BBC series Robin Hood) will join True Blood as a series regular for season 5 as Nora.  Read more »
The people have spoken, and this year‘s nominees for the People‘s Choice Awards are an interesting mix of popular programs and CW favorites.  Read more »
With new episodes come new stars, as you can see from the casting news roundup we‘ve got for you today. We‘ve also got a few of them making their return in 2012. For a year predicted to be The End, it doesn‘t sound so bad if you look at who‘s headed to your TV screens: Read more »
And you thought the winter break for most shows meant little news? Tonight‘s casting roundup features a lot of them -- from a new guy on Wisteria Lane to a new (former) partner for Fizbo the clown. But first, let‘s go to Broadway, shall we? Read more »
On tonight‘s casting roundup: someone is getting animated, someone becomes a vampire, someone returns for a rematch and someone will try to solve a murder mystery. Read on to find out more. Read more »
This Friday Chiller premiere‘s a new horror film, Remains. Clearly zombie‘s are the new thing and if you‘re a fan of The Walking Dead, you‘re not going to want to miss this. Based on the graphic novel, Remains focuses on survivors of a post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada as they work together to destroy the zombie population. Sounds cool right? Well, BuddyTV wants to get you ready for the premiere by giving away a Remains Poker set (pictured below).  Read more »
Looks like more celebrity babies are coming our way, while one reality TV host isn‘t hurrying to have any. We‘ve also got a couple ending marriage, and someone who‘s hoping to start one.   Read more »
Now, a bunch of casting news for your favorite shows -- from a familiar figure circling Bon Temps to a new dad for the CW‘s Hart of Dixie. But first, something for you reality lovers out there... Read more »
Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the NAACP both announced their annual awards nominations. While there are several gay and African-American characters on TV, these awards usually highlight the lack of diversity by picking out such obscure nominees. The effect only emphasizes how few roles for African-Americans there really are on mainstream television.  Read more »
There‘s quite a lot of casting news tonight, so let‘s get on with it. We‘re talking about a couple guys coming to True Blood, three musicians on Hot in Cleveland, and more!Summer comes to Seattle Grace: Grey‘s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes made a Twitter announcement saying Summer Glau will be appearing in an upcoming episode. TV Line reports that there aren‘t any details about her character yet, so we‘ll just wait and see.  Read more »
Everyone knows that just about everything in the current crop of vampire-related entertainment is related to sex. From Twilight to True Blood to The Vampire Diaries, the serious sex-appeal of bloodsuckers cannot be denied. And judging from the cover of this week‘s Entertainment Weekly, no one is trying to deny the sexiness of The Vampire Diaries.But still, there is something very familiar in the covers of the current magazine. We may have seen something similar -- and vampire-related -- before. Read more »
No, they won‘t all be in the same TV projects. But, in the span of mere hours, all three actors have had new roles announced for the upcoming months. In two cases, this means pilots intended for the fall of 2012. In one case, it‘s a guest-starring role in a current show. Where might you be seeing John Goodman, Ryan Phillipe and Henry Ian Cusick? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
Ahh, pilot season -- that time in a TV fan‘s year when we hear about planned new shows, fall in love with it, and then get anxious about whether we‘ll even see them on our screens. And yet we fall in love with them anyway.Tonight‘s casting roundup kicks off with four pilot-y bits, and once that‘s done, we have a Big Love wife going to New York, a new head vampire in Bon Temps, and a purveyor of knowledge heading to Greendale. But yes, the pilot-y bits, yes. Read more »