HBO's True Blood Renewed For Fifth Season
Posted on Thu Aug 11, 2011 03:54 PM PDT

True-Blood1200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CA (X17online) - HBO’s hit series True Blood has been renewed for a fifth season, HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo announced today.

“I am thrilled that True Blood continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” Lombardo stated. “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.”

True Blood has been a striking success for HBO; the fourth season averaged 12.6 million viewers per episode, and the series recently scored four Emmy nominations.

The new 12-episode season of True Blood will begin production later this year and debut next summer.