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"True Blood" creator Alan Ball's "Banshee" has been renewed for a second season by Cinemax, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming president Kary Antholis said Tuesday. The show, which is executive produced by Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Peter Macdissi, premiered on Jan. 11., drawing 483,000 total viewers with its initial 10 p.m. airing, and another 235,000 and 247,000 total viewers with subsequent re-airings that night. Also read: 'Banshee' Head Greg Yaitanes: Secrets Galore, But Hold the Olives The series stars Antony Starr as an ex-con and thief who assumes the »

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