The Scoop on why True Blood is ending it’s run

After seven seasons, True Blood will be drawing to a close at the end of its current run this coming weekend, joining Newsroom and Boardwalk Empire on the list of the network’s outgoing dramas.

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This season, True Blood is one of the highest-rated shows across the board; it gets over 10 million views an episode,” claimed Lombardo. But the minute you feel you’re airing it for the numbers we start questioning it. Every season we sit down with the creator and say ‘Tell us what the next year will be like.’ And if there aren’t exciting, unbelievable, undeniable ideas in the coming season, we’re questioning. And I think in the case of True Blood, it just felt like we had reached a place where the storytelling was hitting a wall. And to stay just because the ratings were strong felt not who we are and we needed, quite honestly, the money and Sunday night space for new shows.”

source: hollywoodreporter.com

57 Comments

  1. maybe some along the lines of true blood can come later on….but then again when something as good as True Blood…it doesn’t need a sequel…ty to all the cast for 6 wonderful and exciting seasons….

  2. I’m sad to see the show ending, but as we know, all good things must come to an end eventually. True Blood had a great, exciting run and we wish all of the cast the very best. I hope to see all of you in another great show or movies! We’ll miss you each Sunday!

  3. Theres so many places that still couldve been visited. :( Love the show have since day one I will be so sad to see it go!!

  4. Seven seasons is a great run.  Another consideration, at least for me a
    mild one … the vampires who have been around since S 1 are aging and
    they are not supposed to. Going out on top is what it’s all about.  I’m
    thinking of storytelling here, and not numbers.

  5. I’ll miss it..but I can get behind their reason for canceling it..that makes me like hbo way more..too many times has a show over stayed it’s welcome and ran stale because of it..I like that true blood is going out on top..

  6. Aaaawwwwwhhhhhh but ya know they are right I hate a show that sticks around to stick around n then it becomes shitty

  7. I think one more season to get a real good story line on closing all the relationships and ending it all would of been better….It all seemed rushed and the writing wasn’t as good as previous season’s….I do get how though those involved probably wanted the HepV virus and the infected Vamps to be a way out of the show and closing it all with that outbreak. But I feel like for true TB fans this season just didn’t have the same type of writting of previous season’s and felt like it was all rushed out the door and we as fans didn’t get good closure with that rush out the door. I think the fans would of put up with the fact that the actors looked older for a better story line.

  8. I think one more season to wrap up all the relationships would have been better. This season seemed so rushed to end it that I don’t think the writing was as good. maybe it would of been better if they would have taken more time to write it better to get closure and not rushed out the door so quickly.

  9. Usually when you hit a road block in writing you take a vacation forget everything an start a new, I would of waited a few years for a taste true blood again

  10. I would keep making the show true blood bc we all love the show true blood so come on yall keep making it for us plz we will miss yall so much we love yall so much so come on keep making the show true blood

  11. I discovered sookie in books first, it was love at first site. Read them as fast as they came out.one day I was flipping channel’s for something to watch andthere was true blood , may not sound like much but my husband was fighting cancer and I needed something to keep my mind off worrying , so while my husband slept I watched true blood. I now suffer my loss of my husband again when true blood dies or ends same thing, so when you decided to end this show know it is a big thing to us true to the last. Remember some that didn’t lay down and die,star trek,gilligans island,twilight Zone, outer limits , miami vice,just to name a few. Back to books.

  12. Here is hoping you come up with new show winners that equal or exceed True Blood! Is that even possible? From where all of your fans sit-NO! Please, oh please blow us away again. And better yet, have all of your family actors join in too. We have come to love each and every one of you and will miss you beyond the beyond!

  13. I don’t care about your numbers or whatever reason your ending it…JUST DON”T end it. There are many story lines you could go with…use your imagination!

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