HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Season 5 and ‘The Newsroom’ Premiere Date Announced

Yes! We finally have an official premiere date for season 5 of True Blood and Aaron Sorkin’s new drama series, The Newsroom (for which we posted a trailer a few days ago).

True Blood will return for its fifth season on Sunday, June 10 at 9pm (ET/PT) with 12 brand new episodes.

Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this Emmy®-nominated hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).

The Newsroom will premiere on Sunday, June 24 at 10pm (ET/PT) with 10 episodes for its season.

This new series centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston). 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. Aaron Sorkin created the series and executive produces along with Scott Rudin and Alan Poul.

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