HBO Confirms ‘True Blood,’ ‘Newsroom’ Premiere Dates

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LOS ANGELES ( – “True Blood” will sink its teeth into its fifth season on June 10, HBO said on Wednesday.

The cable network also announced that its new series “The Newsroom” will premiere on June 24.

The hit vampire drama “True Blood” kicks off its 12-episode season Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. In addition to bringing characters Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton back to the air, this season will mark the last with creator Alan Ball at the helm, though he will maintain a supervisory role.

The Aaron Sorkin-created series “The Newsroom,” meanwhile, begins its 10-episode maiden season on Sunday, June 24 at 10 p.m. The series, which stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston, revolves around a cable news anchor (played by Daniels) and his new executive producer, newsroom staff and boss as they attempt to do honest reporting in an atmosphere of corporate-controlled media.

“Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships,” HBO says of the series.

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