Today's News: Our Take - HBO Sets True Blood Season 6 Premiere Date

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True Blood will return for its sixth season on Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on HBO, the network announced Friday.

The sixth season will be comprised of 10 episodes, down from the usual 12-episode order the previous seasons had. This is the first season without series creator Alan Ball as showrunner. Writer-producer Brian Buckner will take the lead in the upcoming season, replacing Mark Hudis, who was first tapped to succeed Ball.

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Last we left them, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) came face to face with the being that fans like to call "Billith," the new and improved version of her former love Bill (Stephen Moyer), who drank the vial containing blood from the first vampire Lilith, which turned him into a seemingly primal vampire.

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