Not only was True Blood Sunday’s number 1 cable program with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance, but today at the HBO Television Critics Association event, the network Head, Michael Lombardo said that:
“for the time being, the series is firing on all cylinders and there is no reason to end it in the immediate future. The show’s obviously doing well … As long as it continues to be performing with the consumer, and more importantly exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”
We’re not surprised that True Blood is not ending any time soon just because Alan Ball is leaving as showrunner. Mark Hudis is very capable and many of the cast have expressed how Alan now has a very experienced team who are able to make it run smoothly so there doesn’t seem to be any reason for the show to end too soon.
However, even so, most HBO shows have a tendency to end after just six seasons — look at both “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City.” The only show that has run longer than this in recent memory is “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and this really just happens based on what Larry David wants to do.
We do know for sure that “True Blood” has already been renewed for a sixth season, and it continues to be the most-watched show on the network when it comes to viewers within the 18-49 demographic. Let’s hope this trend continues for our favorite show!