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There are more changes afoot at HBO's True Blood. Mark Hudis, who in May replaced departing creator-showrunner Alan Ball for the show's upcoming sixth season, is being replaced himself. Writer-producer Brian Buckner, who has been with the vampire series since its first season, has taken over the position for the show's not-yet-concluded season. Photos: HBO's 'True Blood' Season 5 Stills “Mark Hudis has stepped down as showrunner of True Blood to focus on development under his overall deal with the network,” a spokesperson for the premium cable network said in a statement, referring to a two-year deal the writer-

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