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HBO Vampire Drama 'True Blood' To End After Seventh Season

Victor Smith Victor Smith
September 4th, 2013 2:21pm EDT

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HBO's hit vampire drama True Blood is set to come to an end following its seventh season, the network confirmed on Tuesday.

The show, which stars real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, began in 2008 and has, *ahem*, killed it in the ratings for the pay TV network.

"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," said Michael Lombardo, HBO's head of programming. "(Creator) Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey.

"Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."

HBO aired the season six finale on August 18.

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