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HBO's 'True Blood' Gets A New Showrunner — Again

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Mar 09, 2013 | 11:39am EST

True BloodIf there's one thing that's true about HBO's True Blood, it's that the show has a hard time keeping people in charge. Less than one year after the show's creator, Alan Ball, stepped down, the vampire drama is about to get its third showrunner.

Co-executive producer Brian Bucker — who is a veteran of the series — will take over from Mark Hudis, the talented writer behind Nurse Jackie, That '70s Show, and Cybillwho has been in charge since May. According to The Hollywood ReporterHudis is leaving so that he can work on developing other projects for the network — a deal he signed a year ago. 

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Hudis is in the process of taking over the show, which is currently in production on its sixth season. Prior to this,  the longtime TV writer worked on Spin City, Friends, and Joey.

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