Monday, March 15, 2010

'True Blood' to return June 13 HBO sets bow for hit vampire series

From Variety

The Sookie-Bill romance is about to be rekindled.

HBO announced that gothic vampire drama "True Blood" will begin season three June 13, the first of 12 episodes. Season two, which ended Sept. 13, drew record ratings, and by all accounts, is the cabler's most-watched show.

For the season-two finale, 5.1 million viewers tuned in. Cumulatively -- including video on demand, repeat telecast and DVR numbers -- "True Blood" drew more than 12 million per episode last season.

Cast changes for season three include the addition of Alfre Woodard and Kevin Alejandro ("Southland") and the loss of Michelle Forbes.

Series, exec produced by Alan Ball and Greg Fienberg, and starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell, is based on the series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

Elsewhere at HBO, cabler launched the first installment of the $200 million 10-episode miniseries "The Pacific" Sunday. Ratings for the segment should arrive Tuesday.

In other cable news, MTV's upcomoing scripted series "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" will launch 11 p.m. June 6, following the MTV Movie Awards. Half-hour laffer follows a late-blooming loser with an anatomical gift. Show, created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, will move to its normal Monday 10 p.m. timeslot June 14.

Charlaine in Portugal Video

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Dead in Family on best sellers list in February ( 3 months before it comes out)'s February bestsellers:

1. A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
2. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath
5. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Books 1-3) by Rick Riordan
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
10. Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

'True Blood' star defects to 'Good Wife'

I hope this doesn’t mean what I think it means.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Carrie Preston — a.k.a. True Blood’s Arlene — is heading to CBS’ The Good Wife for a multi-episode arc. She’ll play Elsbeth Mann (not a typo), a member of Peter’s (Chris Noth) legal team.

The timing of Preston’s casting is sure to raise questions about the fate of her True Blood character, particularly since the HBO smash is in the midst of shooting its third season in Los Angeles. The Good Wife, meanwhile, is based in New York.

From EW

Claude moves in with Sookie !!! Dead in the Family: New Review Publisher's Weekly

Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris. Ace, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-441-01864-2

Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009's Dead and Gone, Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing. When Claudine's triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric's maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire. Though the action often builds too slowly, the exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots. (May)

True Blood' Season 3 Gets An Official Premiere Date!

According to our good pal (otherwise known as Wikipedia), "The number 13 is associated with bad luck in some countries, and even has a specifically recognized phobia, Triskaidekaphobia." Well, throw that definition out the window because thanks to the folks in Bon Temps, that numeral should now be considered very lucky!

Why is that you ask? Oh because on Sunday, June 13, 2010, season three of the hit HBO series "True Blood" will premiere!! This is so exciting for oh-so-many reasons (you know, besides the fact that Alexander Skarsgard will finally return — naked — to our living rooms), but because we don't have enough time or space to list them all, just know that this chapter of the show will flaunt a badass new werewolf (who comes complete with real wolves), a new boy toy for Lafayette, a new girl for boy toy Jason Stackhouse, an "erotic connection" between Sam and Bill and, last but not least, cameos by Godric!!

While you're chewing on this news, Crushers, tell us below what you're most looking forward to see on "True Blood" come June!

Charlaine Harris to join Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Bookstore's WRW book signing

Charlaine Harris, creator of the The Southern Vampire Mysteries, will join Nora Roberts and a select group of writers at the Turn the Page Bookstore's Washington Romance Writers book signing. This event, scheduled for April 16, 2010, will precede the annual retreat held by the Washington Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America that serves writers in the Washington, D.C. vicinity.

Charlaine Harris at a book signing. (Public domain photo)

Harris's bestselling Southern Vampire Mysteries feature Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress in a Louisiana bar who falls in love with a vampire. The series, which began with the 2001 publication of Dead Until Dark, consists of nine volumes. lists a tenth title, Dead in the Family, to be released on May 4, 2010.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Wonderall by ryan adams

Wonderall by ryan adams
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