Actually, The Famous Author and I both thought the first two episodes slow. Still lots of fun, the season-three premiere of Charlaine Harris's TRUE BLOOD series drew over five million viewers last week on HBO. The Hollywood Reporter says the sexy, violent, bloody show already has been renewed.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd, "We're looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year."
"I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew," creator Alan Ball told Hibberd. "This is the most fun I have ever had."
The Hollywood Reporter says "ratings for Sunday's episode are not yet available, (but) last week's third season premiere drew 5.1 million viewers -- up 38% from season two's opener. Season four will debut next summer. HBO has ordered 12 episodes, same as this year."
Fangs to Hollywood and Charlaine for making it all happen.