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'True Blood' Season 7, Episode 4 Preview

7 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The end is nigh for Sookie (Anna Paquin) and the rest of our favorite Bon Temps residents as HBO draws True Blood to a close with Season 7. Last night marked the closing of an era with "Fire in the Hole", which found Sookie attempting to take down the H-Vamps, while Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his vigilante posse posed an equally dangerous threat. We have the full episode recap detailing all the thrills and drama from last night, along with a first look at next week's new episode "Death is Not the End", which airs Sunday July 13.

True Blood The Final Season: Episode 7.03 - "Fire in the Hole" Recap

At the Dutta Institute in Los Angeles, Guru Sanbir Dutta instructs a yoga class. He pays special attention to a sexy brunette, using the name Noomi, who reveals herself to be Sarah Newlin.

Lying in his Rhone Valley wine cellar, Eric tells »

- MovieWeb

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'True Blood' fave talks this week's shocker

6 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of True Blood, stop reading now (or update: check out our full recap first). We spoke to the actor behind the final season’s latest casualty.

In “Fire in the Hole,” Alcide (Joe Manganiello) tracked Sookie (Anna Paquin) in wolf form and found her in the woods with Bill (Stephen Moyer) trying to lure H-vamps, who Sookie hoped would take her back to their nest. Then Bill, who’d given Sookie his blood, could lead a rescue of the kidnapped. Only they didn’t share their plan with anyone: »

- Mandi Bierly

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True Blood's Latest Victim Speaks: Why the Shocking Death 'Had to Happen'

6 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Major spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Sunday’s True Blood, avert your eyes. Everyone else, read on…

It was the shot no one was saw coming — certainly not Alcide, anyway. Sookie’s werewolf boyfriend took a bullet to the forehead on Sunday’s True Blood, adding another name to Season 7′s rapidly growing list of casualties.

Related True Blood Recap: A Shot in the Dark

Below, Joe Mangeniello walks TVLine through Alcide’s death, reflects on his character’s best and worst moments, then laments the same-sex hookup that could have been.

Tvline | How long have you known this was coming? »

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'True Blood' Season 7, Episode 3 Preview; Plus Episode 2 Recap and Images

30 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

True Blood Season 7 continued to bring the series to its epic conclusion last night on HBO with the second new episode of the year, "I Found You". Sookie and Jason went to visit the town of Saint Alice, where a young woman's dairy may contain the secrets to saving Bon Temps. Meanwhile, a trio of hostages taken during the raid on Bellefleur's find a savior from the H-vamps in a familiar face. We have a full recap of this thrilling True Blood episode. But first, check out a trailer for next week's all-new episode "Fire in the Hole".

True Blood The Final Season: Episode 7.02 - 'I Found You' Recap

In a blood-fueled dream, Jason finally tracks Eric down at a Spanish hotel, and the two enjoy a passion-fueled hook-up. The fantasy ends when Jason jolts awake, after smacking his head against a pew in the empty church.

Andy, Sam and »

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'I Found You'

29 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Despite all evidence to the contrary, “True Blood” would like to give you what you want from it. This is not a Brechtian experiment in raising awareness of the audience’s desire to have its feelings manipulated in the name of “entertainment” by frustrating and disappointing us at every turn; at its best, it’s a robust sexy horror comedy made by HBO pros. But it’s been having trouble being scary and funny—intentionally, anyway—because of creative exhaustion, or the contempt that’s bred by familiarity, or because Alan Ball has left the building. Or maybe its priorities are just screwed up. “I Found You” opens with a languorously paced scene in which Jason Stackhouse tracks down Eric, standing in front of a window with his shirt open, as if practicing his moodiness. “Why’d you come here, Jason?” asks Eric “I came because I knew you’d ask that f***ing question, »

- Phil Dyess-Nugent

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'True Blood' Season 7 Premiere Recap; Plus Preview of New Episodes

23 June 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

True Blood Season 7 debuted its first episode of the final season last night, and it was quite an action-packed thrill ride for fans who've grown to love these characters. In Jesus Gonna Be Here, a band of rogue Hep-v Vamps crash the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur's with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) Stackhouse seeks refuge from accusations that she's somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the 'one vampire for every human' plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source. Check out scenes from upcoming episdoes as the final season continues, along with a full recap of last night's episode:

True Blood Season 7 Premiere Recap

Hordes of Hepatitis V-infected vampires descend on the vampire-human mixer held at Bellefleur's Bar & Grill. A bloody, vicious fight ensues, and Sookie, Bill, and the others »

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Blu-ray Review: Recent TV Releases Include ‘True Detective,’ ‘Masters of Sex’

22 June 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Game of Thrones” is over and you’ve already binged “Orange is the New Black,” what are you supposed to do now? There are a few interesting new programs this season – FX’s “Tyrant” & “The Strain,” HBO’s “The Leftovers,” CBS’s “Extant,” and a few more – but it’s also a great time to catch up what you may have missed with new Blu-ray and DVD releases. There are five TV-to-Blu-ray releases this month that might warrant a look.

The top of the pile is also the best program of 2014 to date, a show that has really redefined the year in that it’s already used as a watermark (“Sure, Fargo and The Americans were great but they were no True Detective.”) With fantastic performances from Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, HBO has wasted no time in getting the wildly acclaimed “True Detective” on Blu-ray and DVD a »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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True Blood Season 7 Premiere Recap: “Jesus Gonna Be Here”

22 June 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Oh, True Blood.  What would your season premieres be without unintelligible chaos that takes viewers until the opening credits to discern the who and the what? (But never the why).  Last year, the series seemed to be in free fall after creator Alan Ball left (which was also kind of a good thing), but then the new showrunner left, too.  Eventually, one stayed, and the show's sixth season actually went far in righting the ship after Season Five's disastrous Billith situation.  For this final run, viewers were promised a return to a focus on Bon Temps, and the humans (like Season One), but did "Jesus Gonna Be Here" deliver?  Hit the jump for more. The short answer is: yes and no.  On the positive side, Sookie's telepathic powers are as important (and as much of a curse) as they were in Season One.  They aren't just around when convenient for the plot, »

- Allison Keene

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'True Blood' newbie? We've got your vampire explainer here

22 June 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Are you planning on being True to the End tonight when the seventh and final season of True Blood premieres?

Many EW staffers eagerly have their DVRs set to check out the latest happenings in Bon Temps, but there’s a few who remain (blissfully?) ignorant of all the political intrigue and naked bodies that populate HBO’s drama. For the faithful: EW has plenty of news for you to consume. Are you a little clueless? We’re here to help.

In the Explainer below, we take a newbie and break down the crazy plot twists going on over six »

- EW staff

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10 reasons we used to love watching 'True Blood'

21 June 2014 8:21 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Do your remember when you couldn't wait to watch "True Blood" every Sunday night? When Alan Ball's follow up to "Six Feet Under" was the campy, over-the-top fantasy melodrama everyone needed so we'd forget we had one more year of George Bush? That seems oh, so long ago, doesn't it? Many forget that at one time "True Blood" was a somewhat critically acclaimed show (O.K., that might be an overstatement, but it had its supporters).  It was nominated for the Emmy for best drama series in 2010. It earned the equivalent nomination at the Golden Globes and PGA Awards twice. Unfortunately, the last three seasons have been such a deterioration of quality that when HBO announced season seven would be the last there wasn't much protest from viewers let alone critics.   Of course, for a brief time "True Blood" was (to many of us) a Sunday night staple.  Bill's »

- Gregory Ellwood, Drew McWeeny, Daniel Fienberg

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Get ready world, 'True Blood: The Musical' is in the works

20 June 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr)  HBO’s "True Blood" might be kicking off its final season on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t see more Sookie Stackhouse in their lives. In fact, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "True Blood: The Musical" is in the works. "This was something that I pitched to HBO and [show creator] Alan Ball," composer Nathan Barr said. He explained that the musical would focus on Sookie, played is the television series by Anna Paquin. "I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show," Barr added. "There’s no guarantees," Barr said. "But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting." The plan is to have a workshop version of the show ready a year from now. He even got some help from "True Blood"'s Stephen Moyer to put a few samples together. Moyer appeared on NBC’s »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Clips from True Blood Season 7′s First Episode

20 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This weekend marks the start of True Blood‘s final season and HBO has released three clips that tease what’s ahead for the residents of Bon Temps:

True Blood begins its ten-episode, seventh and final season Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the series takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series 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 created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.”

Episode 71: Jesus Gonna Be Here - A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, »

- Jonathan James

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Should Your Interest In 'True Blood' Be Reborn for the Final Season?

20 June 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This Sunday, HBO's "True Blood," better known as the series that gave "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball an excuse to eroticize human/vampire sex on a level beyond Stephenie Meyers's sexiest dreams, begins its final season, to the sadness of some and the relief of others.  After all, some shows are cut short too soon, but some maybe outstay their welcome. In the case of "True Blood," the drama surrounding plucky psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her friends, family and vampire lovers stopped being a must-watch around Season 3, when the show's need for twists and sexual misconduct began to strain credibility, and most viewers dropped off.   Disclosure: That includes me. I watched "True Blood" on the regular for its first three seasons, then drifted away for a number of forgotten reasons. But I dug into HBO's screeners for Season 7 this week armed with friends who have kept up with the show, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Should Your Interest In 'True Blood' Be Reborn for the Final Season?

20 June 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This Sunday, HBO's "True Blood," better known as the series that gave "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball an excuse to eroticize human/vampire sex on a level beyond Stephenie Meyers's sexiest dreams, begins its final season, to the sadness of some and the relief of others.  After all, some shows are cut short too soon, but some maybe outstay their welcome. In the case of "True Blood," the drama surrounding plucky psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her friends, family and vampire lovers stopped being a must-watch around Season 3, when the show's need for twists and sexual misconduct began to strain credibility, and most viewers dropped off.   Disclosure: That includes me. I watched "True Blood" on the regular for its first three seasons, then drifted away for a number of forgotten reasons. But I dug into HBO's screeners for Season 7 this week armed with friends who have kept up with the show, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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True Blood Primer: Where Things Stand Heading Into Season 7

20 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s easy to forget, what with the constant flow of action-packed programming from HBO, just how special True Blood was when it premiered six years ago. (Let’s just call it Fang of Thrones.) Charlaine Harris’s wildly popular Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series became pulpy, sexy horror camp owing to the genius vision of Alan Ball — who, sadly, relinquished his showrunner status before last season. There have been detours and missteps along the way, but under the guidance of new showrunner Brian Buckner, True Blood received a new jolt of energy in season six, even if the finale itself left some viewers feeling drained. In preparation for the seventh and final season premiere this Sunday night, Vulture looks back at what was happening in Bon Temps when we last saw our motley crew of supernaturals, and the fearful humans who love or loathe them. Sookie, having narrowly escaped being wed to Warlow, »

- Rakesh Satyal

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'True Blood' Ep Brian Buckner talks final season: 'Heads are gonna roll'

20 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

True Blood’s final season begins this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO, and a warning to viewers: Prepare for major Blood-shed. “It’s the final season of True Blood, so gone are the days where we pull our punches,” teases showrunner Brian Buckner. “Heads are gonna roll.”

The premiere picks up immediately after the events of the season 6 finale, which found Bellefleur’s Bar and Grill under siege by a group of Hep-v-infected vamps. “Mayor Merlotte, Sheriff Bellefleur, and Jason Stackhouse are going to have their hands full, because not only do they have to fend off these H-vamps, »

- Tim Stack

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How 'True Blood' Lost Its Bite

19 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In its first season, HBO's True Blood was one of the best guilty-pleasure shows on TV. Not only did it make for great water-cooler entertainment, but it also helped usher in the vampire-craze wave that eventually culminated in movies like The Twilight Saga taking over the universe, The Vampire Diaries punching up the CW, and Dark Shadows getting a big-screen reboot (albeit a terrible one). There was a time when you couldn't hit the Jersey shore without seeing someone wearing a shirt that said "Fangbanger" on it.

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A True Blood Musical Is In The Works From Composer Nathan Barr

18 June 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

HBO’s popular series True Blood may be ending after its upcoming seventh season, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing the last of Bon Temps. In an age full of reboots, sequels, spinoffs, and re-imaginings, I doubt any of us thought that True Blood would stay buried for long, but there’s no way we could have predicted the rebirth that composer Nathan Barr has in mind.

According to Barr, who wrote the instrumental scores for all seven seasons of the show, a True Blood musical is in the works. He doesn’t offer many details about it, but does warn that “there’s no guarantees” it will even happen. However, he’s pitched the idea to HBO and series creator Alan Ball, and hopes to get a workshop version of it finished to present to them in about a year.

He said that “the direction we »

- James Garcia

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Is a True Blood Musical in the Works?

18 June 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Remember back in January when rumors of a possible "True Blood" movie were floating about? Well, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to do the Bon Temps Boogaloo because it looks like we might be getting a musical instead!

Per the AP, at the "True Blood" season premiere this past Tuesday night in Hollywood, composer Nathan Barr, who has written the instrumental scores for the series' entire seven seasons, said that True Blood: The Musical is indeed in the works.

"This was something that I pitched to HBO and [series creator] Alan Ball," said Barr, adding that the musical will revolve around protagonist, telepath, and waitress Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed in the HBO series by Anna Paquin. But, Barr added, after seven seasons of twists, turns, and characters for Sookie, it's proven a challenge to trim the saga down.

"I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show, »

- Debi Moore

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HBO in Early Talks for ‘True Blood’ Musical

18 June 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It may not be a true death for HBO's “True Blood” when it wraps with the upcoming seventh season. Apparently, HBO is in very early talks for a musical inspired by the show. “True Blood” composer Nathan Barr is developing the stage show. “This was something that I pitched to HBO and (show creator) Alan Ball,” said Barr told the Associated Press. See video: Relive 6 Seasons of ‘True Blood’ Sex and Gore in 9 Minutes “True Blood” leading man Stephen Moyer also said that he lent his voice to some samples of the musical for the presentation to HBO and series co-creator Alan. »

- Jethro Nededog

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