HBO Renews Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ and Vampire Drama ‘True Blood’


Breaking news from HBO: Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom has been renewed for a second season and vampire drama True Blood has been picked up for a sixth season.

After debuting to the cable network’s third-best drama series bow, HBO has picked up the Jeff Daniels starrer about the inner-workings of a cable news network from the Emmy- and Oscar-winning creator of The West Wing.

The drama, which counts Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill and Jane Fonda among its ensemble cast, bowed to 2.1 million viewers, behind only Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones among HBO’s drama launches since 2008.

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