HBO Renews ‘True Blood’ and ‘Newsroom’

ALTOne thing’s for sure: HBO knows a good thing when they see it. The cable network has renewed Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom for a season 2, and its bloodsucking hit True Blood for a whopping number 6. This is especially good news for the Jeff Daniels-led Newsroom, as the show — which currently boasts the network’s third highest drama debut — has only aired two episodes.

The popular summer not-so-guilty pleasure True Blood was more of a given, but season 6 will be its first without creator slash Hollywood big shot Alan Ball. Ball will pass the showrunner torch to co-executive producer Mark Hudis, who has been with the show for 2 seasons.

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Television Editor Shaunna Murphy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey. Largely shunned by her peers, she struck up friendships with the likes of Buffy Summers and the X-Men in their stead. After graduating from NYU where she studied political journalism, she moved to Los Angeles when she realized that writing about reality TV is a much nobler pursuit. She now lives in New York, again, with her two cats — Arya Stark and Joffrey Baratheon.