In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, HBO announced today that it would be renewing both True Blood and the new kid on the block, The Newsroom, for additional seasons, thanks to killer ratings for the cable network.
The Newsroom has been renewed for a second season, despite having thus far only airing two episodes of its debut season. The new drama, which stars Jeff Daniels as the crabby anchor of a struggling cable news network, pulled in 2.1 million total viewers for its first airing at 10 p.m. Sunday night, according to The Los Angeles Times. For a bit of context, HBO’s Games of Thrones nabbed 2.2 million viewers for its April 2010 series premiere. Conversely, True Blood’s 2008 premiere only scored 1.4 million.
Speaking of True Blood, the increasingly ridiculous vampire soap opera was also renewed, with HBO securing a sixth season for the program, which drew 5.4 million viewers for its fifth season premiere last month. This means we’ve got at least another year and a half, then, of ridiculous vampire plotlines spinning out of Home Box Office.
What do you think of the The Newsroom/ True Blood renewal news—will you be tuning into The Newsroom season two and True Blood season six?