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Ready for More Sookie and Bill? HBO Shops 'True Blood'

by Anna Dimond, posted Jun 23rd 2010 5:00PM
'True Blood' fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

HBO confirmed the news amid a string of successes for the show. 'True Blood''s third season premiered two weeks ago to a record-breaking audience of 5.1 million, topping its season two premiere by almost 40 percent. The season two opener was HBO's biggest hit since 'The Sopranos' series finale in 2007. Then, on Jun. 21, the network announced that it had renewed 'True Blood' for a fourth season, which is expected to arrive in summer 2011.'True Blood' fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

HBO confirmed the news amid a string of successes for the show. 'True Blood''s third season premiered two weeks ago to a record-breaking audience of 5.1 million, topping its season two premiere by almost 40 percent. The season two opener was HBO's biggest hit since 'The Sopranos' series finale in 2007. Then, on Jun. 21, the network announced that it had renewed 'True Blood' for a fourth season, which is expected to arrive in summer 2011.

Stephen Moyer stars in the series as Bill Compton, the resident conflicted vampire, while Anna Paquin plays his main squeeze Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic powers in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. 'True Blood' posits that a fake blood product has allowed vampires to live openly among humans -- but the reality ignites conflict that often takes on satirical dimensions. Throughout the show, Sookie and her myriad friends get swept up into the world of the blood-suckers, as well as other creatures with dark agendas. 'Six Feet Under' alum Alan Ball created 'True Blood,' based on the novels by Charlaine Harris.

Devotees of the show will probably devour reruns, but censorship will likely take a big bite out of the racy episodes. Here's to hoping that sexy Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), smoking-hot Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and adorable Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) will still get their share of airtime -- shirtless or not.

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