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    'True Blood,' After 9 Years and 7 Seasons, Finally Took On Hurricane Katrina

    The television series "True Blood" is no stranger to metaphor, and it isn’t afraid to hit an allegory pretty hard. Previous seasons have alluded to the conservative right, prewar anti-Jewish legislation, and religious fundamentalism. Now, in its seventh and final season, "True Blood" is not only plu...

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    Ben Stiller Takes It Off For 'I Am Chippendales,' Remains Charged To Direct 'The Current War'

    We're surprised it took this long. After the smash success of "Magic Mike" in 2012, we figured Hollywood would be flooding the market with movies featuring buff dudes taking off their shirts. Well, "Magic Mike XXL" is on the way with a director selected to take on the gig, and they'll have some comp...

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    The Next Season of 'True Blood' Will Be the HBO Vampire Drama's Last

    The end is in sight for "True Blood." HBO announced today that the vampire drama will come to a close with its seventh season, set to launch in the summer of 2014.

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    Cinemax Renews Alan Ball Action Series 'Banshee' For a Second Season

    "Banshee," the new action series created by novelists Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler and executive produced by Alan Ball (of "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under"), is currently in the middle of its first season on Cinemax. It's apparently going so well that the p...

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    Watch: Teaser for 'Banshee,' the New Cinemax Series Produced By 'True Blood' Creator Alan Ball (VIDEO)

    There's not a lot to go on in this first teaser trailer for "Banshee," the new Cinemax series kicking off in January 2013, other than the tried and true promise of sex and violence.

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    Elizabeth Banks Asks 'What's The Matter With Margie?' With Alan Ball, 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn' Finds A Few Friends & More

    Even though he scripted "American Beauty" for Sam Mendes before his two successful television shows "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood," Alan Ball has only returned to the silver screen for little-seen directorial debut "Towelhead." Last year, though, brought news that Emmy and Oscar winning writer-di...

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    'True Blood' Creator Alan Ball To Direct Untitled Dark Comedy For Paramount

    Sexy Vampires, Unconvincing Southern Accents Unlikely To Feature Despite winning an Oscar for his first feature "American Beauty" a decade ago, writer-turned-director Alan Ball has been mostly absent from the big screen, with the exception of his directorial debut "Towelhead" -- which was seen by a...

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