HBO Renews The Newsroom and True Blood

Today HBO (Home Box Office) announced that they would be renewing the new drama The Newsroom for a second season. While I haven’t seen it just yet, I was particularly thrilled to hear that alongside this renewal came news that there would be a sixth season of the huge HBO hit, True Blood. More information about both series current season are listed below. Do you watch either show? If you do, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

The Newsroom Screenshot

The Newsroom


This series centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships.

Aaron Sorkin (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) – Executive Producer
Scott Rudin – Executive Producer
Alan Poul – Executive Producer
Denis Biggs – Co-Executive Producer
Greg Mottola – Co-Executive Producer
Paul Redford – Co-Executive Producer

Jeff Daniels (Smart People) as Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer (Transsiberian) as MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher, Jr. as Jim Harper
Alison Pill as Margaret Jordan
Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner

True Blood

True Blood Season 5 Screenshot


Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this Emmy®-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

Alan Ball (True Blood) – Creator/Executive Producer
Gregg Fienberg – Executive Producer
Brian Buckner – Co-Executive Producer
Mark Hudis – Co-Executive Producer
Angela Robinson – Co-Executive Producer
Raelle Tucker – Co-Executive Producer
Alexander Woo (True Blood) – Co-Executive Producer

Anna Paquin (Blue State)
Stephen Moyer (88 Minutes)
Sam Trammell
Ryan Kwanten
Rutina Wesley
Alexander Skarsgård (Generation Kill)
Christopher Meloni
Chris Bauer (Third Watch)
Kristin Bauer van Straten
Lauren Bowles
Valentina Cervi
Nelsan Ellis (The Soloist)
Scott Foley
Janina Gavankar
Lucy Griffiths
Todd Lowe
Joe Manganiello
Michael McMillian
Denis O’Hare
Jim Parrack
Carrie Preston (Doubt)
Deborah Ann Woll

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Ashtyn Evans is a writer, advocate, free thinker, and all around cynical person. Always quick to find the negative in anything pop culture, she loves being a part of that which she despises. Ashtyn and Dominick own numerous blogs together, as well as a full-time writing business. In her spare time she is a full-time college student studying History and Psychology. She plans to one day give up her freelance career and be a full-time blogger, novelist, and domestic goddess. She can be contacted for writing projects, fan mail, or just to say hi. She really is friendlier than we make her look.

1 comment

  1. Marsha says:

    It’s not a surprise to me that they renewed The Newsroom; it certainly has shaken up the audience and created a stir of conversation! The Newsroom, along with True Blood, are just a few of the many great original series on HBO. I have to wonder if other networks get jealous, since HBO produces more hits than misses! In fact, I had to upgrade my DVR to the Hopper just to have the huge recording space to accommodate my HBO obsession. I love Girls, Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, to name a few. Right now, I’m mainly captivated by The Newsroom. It is certainly worth checking out. I was just having this conversation with a few Dish coworkers, and we agree that The Newsroom is unique because each episode comes along with a deeper message that is a reflection of the society that we actively live in. The show does not merely produce entertainment value, but also gets the audience thinking; that’s the tell-tale sign of good TV!

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