True Blood Season 6 Cut to 10 Episodes

By Jacob Klein on Nov 13, 2012 to True Blood

Longtime showrunner Alan Ball may be leaving True Blood for season 6 but he didn’t exit without letting a few things slip.  Most recently the producer told TV Guide that the next season will be shortened to 10 episodes (down from the usual 12):

“moving production to January to accommodate [Anna’s pregnancy],” but there will also “only be 10 shows next season, partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics.”

We’re not sure what “the economics” are other than steady (high) ratings and lucrative DVD/Blu-Ray sales season after season.  More than likely is that many of the actors on the show getting antsy about moving on to other projects.

Does this mean that True Blood season 6 will be the show’s last? Some seem to think so. But here at HBO Watch, we’re eternal optimists and can’t understand why HBO would give up the cash cow just yet.

True Blood season 6 will premiere in Spring/Summer 2013. As for True Blood season 7? We’ll just have to wait. And we all know: Waiting Sucks.

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14 Comments on "True Blood Season 6 Cut to 10 Episodes"

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Amanda Guinn

To heck with y’all first thing was to cancel the show now there’s not but10 episodes?????!!!!! Y’all suck


banshee bites!!


10 is too short damn recession killed 2 ep off my favorite show


please season 7 when will they renew please dont cancel my favorite show ever

Kari Victor Markovich
Kari Victor Markovich

awwwwww only 10 episodes :(
This blows! There better be a season 7 with extra episodes!!!

Athena Spence

there is more then 6 books atleast go as long as the books and even then they can go longer i only have/keep hbo is because of True Blood and really 10 12 aint enough as is and now we are getting shortend erk

Please don’t cut the show atleast not for a few years. This programme is becoming just as good as buffy and that is or was a good progamme to watch. True blood is something that the vampire diaries or even the twilight saga hasn’t got. And it would be a shame to watch it end as now the storyline is getting better than ever and I am sure most watchers have become even more eye glued to the progamme when its on you don’t want to miss a second of it, as things keep on happening that no one expects… Read more »

In season 5 of True Blood the show was getting quite weird, like what happened with Bill at the very end. It’s almost too weird for me to watch the next season, “almost” being the key word. Waiting for season 6!!


I will be honest! The reason why I have HBO is because of True Blood. HBO has been slipping, I have had HBO for as long as can remember, but I also have showtime and I watch it more. 12 Episodes for this show is not enough!!!! Much less 10 episodes. I will no longer get HBO after season 6.


There better be a season 7 and it better be 14 episodes.


Not only does it take forever for a new season to start, but now it’s being cut short? I really love this show, but I must admit that I tend to forget about it here and there because of how long it takes for the new season. Not to mention, The Walking Dead owns tv now haha…. kick ass show.


They can NOT stop after season 6!! I look forward to this show’! Not thrilled either that there’s only 10 episodes, I think 12 is to short!

Tamika DatOne Sims

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo why would you do this to us!!! :'(

Richard Parker

I’m not sure if this was news at the time this was wrote, but he (Alan Ball) also has another show that’s about to premiere on Cinemax. I think you hit the head on the nail with people wanting to move on to other projects so they don’t get tied to the TV series for the rest of their career.


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