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'Banshee': Watch the teaser trailer for 'True Blood' creator's new series

Cinemax has just released a teaser trailer for True Blood creator Alan Ball’s new series and — spoiler alert — there’s sex!

Banshee, premiering next year, is about an ex-convict and current thief (Antony Starr) who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where only more troubles follow him. And from the first peek, it seems pleasantly Ball-ish (action + sex + more action + more sex).

The 10-episode series is set to premiere in the new year. Watch the teaser below! READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' season finale: What was the 'bonus scene'? Find out here -- VIDEO UPDATE

If you watched True Blood‘s finale on your iPad (fancy!) or via HBO GO, you probably stuck around after the credits to check out a “bonus scene” that True Blood‘s Facebook page touted earlier today. The rest of you? Sucks to be you. Just kidding.

In case you were wondering what it was — but too lazy to log on to watch/you’re stealing cable and don’t have access to HBO GO — you’re in luck. I typed up the whole thing for you.

The 90-second scene picks up after Sookie sticks the gang in the elevator. UPDATE: Watch it below! READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' finale preview: Bloody Eric with teary-eyed Sookie -- VIDEO AND PHOTOS

SUNDAY UPDATE: If you’ve now seen the season finale, share your thoughts here; Mandi Bierly’s full recap is in the works.

ORIGINAL POST: Sunday marks the end of True Blood‘s fifth season, and by the look of the photos and clip HBO has released, our long wait to see story lines converge will finally be over. One shot (below) shows Nora, Eric, and Tara at Sookie’s house. You know they mean business because they’re wearing leather jackets. Presumably, they want Sookie to go to Authority headquarters with them to stop Bill and save Pam and Jessica. That’s why the picture above of a blood-splattered Eric and Sookie at the Authority compound is worrisome. Note the single tear running down Sookie’s cheek. What might she have just seen Bill do? (A third photo we included below just because who doesn’t want to see Pam looking fierce even in jail?)

The clip, meanwhile, teases what happens when Bill is finally served his breakfast, Sam. Fun fact: In a PopWatch poll, 21 percent of readers were willing to let little Emma die if it meant Eric and Pam would be reunited in the finale. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Jason a vampire? Russell busted? -- VIDEO

HBO has released two new clips from this Sunday’s episode of True Blood, and one of them fuels the theory that Jason might be getting turned into a vampire. The other explains how the U.S. government is now aware that Russell Edgington is alive(ish) and well. Watch them below. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Deborah Ann Woll teases 'bloodiest' season finale yet in Spoiler Room Video Edition

This season of True Blood has certainly had its share of twists, turns and shockers. (No, Chris Meloni! NOO!) But as per usual, it seems they’ve saved the best for last!

At least, that’s what I was led to believe after chatting with the lovely Deborah Ann Woll, who took your questions about the last three episodes of the season in the latest Spoiler Room Video Edition. So click below for some scoop on all the hunky men in Jessica’s life, to learn whether Hoyt will be crying ‘wee, wee, wee’ all the way home after being thrown to the pigs (that was grim), and two great teases for what Woll calls the “bloodiest” finale yet.

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'True Blood' Comic-Con panel: Trailer and live blog

The True Blood panel begins in Ballroom 20! Executive Producer Alan Ball takes the stage.

4:38 p.m. Ball introduces a trailer of “sneak peeks of things to come.” What’s in it? Sookie’s inner-faerie comes out. Tara is stripping in tight black leather. Russell busts through a curtain and has a meal or two … or three. Someone throws Pam across the bar. Russell and Eric go at it. Bill gets a big, big bite out of Sookie in bed. Yowza.

4:39 p.m. Panel is introduced. Joe Manganiello (be still, female hearts), Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Ann Woll, Sam Trammel, Rutina Wesley, Christopher Meloni (wearing a funny green cap), Alex Skarsgard (ooh, the women go wild), Kristin Bauer von Straten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin (rubbing her very pregnant belly), and Ball.

4:42 p.m. Moderator (and EW staffer) Tim Stack asks if the cast has a beef with Vampire Diaries, which did its panel earlier in the day in Ballroom 20. Moyer: “We don’t talk about them.” READ FULL STORY

Stars from 'Walking Dead,' 'True Blood,' more take the stage at EW's Women Who Kick Ass Comic-Con panel

As a big supporter of strong women, Entertainment Weekly brought together some of entertainment’s most bad-ass females for a panel during San Diego Comic-Con. Moderated by EW’s Lynette Rice, the Women Who Kick Ass panel featured Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville), Nikki Reed (Twilight, Breaking Dawn), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Anna Torv (Fringe), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), and surprise guest Lucy Lawless (Spartacus) for a wide-ranging chat about stereotypes, the challenges that come with playing a tough woman, and…going to jail?! Read on for the highlights:

+ FREE LUCY Lawless, who was arrested in February after she and other activists protested aboard an oil-drilling ship in New Zealand, told the crowd that she’s not sure what will go down at her sentencing on Sept. 12, but admitted, “I am guilty — of trying to save the environment!” Massive cheers erupted. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' tease: Eric glamours Alcide into doing WHAT? -- VIDEO

The clip below from Sunday’s new episode of True Blood probably won’t make Alcide fans too happy…

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InsideTV Podcast: 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fringe,' 'True Blood' and more in special Comic-Con edition!

Image Credit: Quantrell D.Colbert/The CW; Helen Sloan/HBO; Gene Page/AMC; John P. Johnson/HBO

With Comic-Con less than one week away, it’s time to let our geek flag fly. Jessica Shaw and I invited Jeff Jensen and Darren Franich into the studio for our first ever Entertainment Weekly podcast crossover episode! (It’s just like that time the beauties of Charlie’s Angels went on The Love Boat looking for a stolen statue, only with significantly less Lido deck.) What TV show panels are we most looking forward to out in San Diego? Which panels can’t help but deliver a healthy dose of awkward (Community with no Dan Harmon)? And why am I the only one excited about the upcoming Shazam! extravaganza?

In addition, Darren explains why he worries about Game of Thrones not sending its heavy hitters, Jeff drops some intel about the highly anticipated Firefly reunion he is moderating, and Jessica rolls her eyes over all the incredibly nerdy things being discussed in her presence. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': Joe Manganiello teases flashbacks and sexy moments -- VIDEO

I know that Spoiler Room Video Edition is more of a Monday and Tuesday thing. But I’m giving you a double dose of SR action today for two reasons: 1) You don’t put off sharing Joe Manganiello with your friends, and 2) It seems appropriate because today is Christmas 2 (aka: the day Magic Mike opens in theaters).

So sit back and enjoy my chat with the True Blood star, where he answers YOUR questions. We covered everything from the arrival of Alcide’s father, to flashbacks, to “bringing the sexy back.” Best quote of the video? “I don’t know if I want my parents to know I do that kind of stuff to other people.” Context: He was talking about something sex-related. (Hot.) Watch below! READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones,' 'True Blood' Comic-Con panelists revealed

Who’s taking the stage at Comic-Con for HBO’s twin supernatural hits Game of Thrones and True Blood?

Here’s the plan, just announced by HBO: READ FULL STORY

'Damages,' 'True Blood,' 'Leverage,' 'Breaking Bad': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s that time of the week again!

I’d romance you into your scoop for the week, but it’s too hot outside. No time for foreplay. Instead, read this and then go get yourself to a pool, stat! And send me a question if you’re so inclined: spoilerroom@ew.com or @EWSandraG on Twitter.

‘DAMAGES': THE END IS HERE

We’re just a stone’s throw away from the premiere of a brand-spankin’ new season of Damages. [Bells, whistles, excitement] And what better way to celebrate the upcoming July 11 premiere than with fresh scoop from last night’s premiere party. Here are three teases for the fifth and final season: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' 'Fringe,' 'The Closer': Spoiler Room!

How I Met Your Mother: Find out how season 8 begins
Q: I am counting down the minutes until How I Met Your Mother returns in the fall — any scoop on big plot points for season 8? Thanks! — Whitney
With roughly 136,500 minutes to go, I’m excited, too, Whitney. After what I felt was one of their best seasons yet, my expectations are sky high. And executive producer Craig Thomas, who was nice enough to break down the season 7 finale for me as part of EW’s Emmy Watch, promises we won’t be disappointed.

Now, while I couldn’t squeeze too much info out of him on next season (the writers’ room is in the thick of it now!), here’s what he did share. “One little tidbit: The season premiere picks up right where we left off in May, with Ted and Victoria — a runaway bride — driving off into the sunset. Suddenly, Ted is struck by horrible guilt over the fact that he was left at the altar back in season 4 and now finds himself on the other end of that dubious equation,” he says. “So the entire premiere takes place on that day in May — a first for us, starting a season that way — and then episode two jumps us through the summer and into September.”

So will we get to see Marshall and Lily’s first day as parents? Will Ted drive Victoria BACK to her wedding? What about Barney? What about Robin? WHY ISN’T IT SEPTEMBER YET? Anyway, discuss… (Note: My countdown was based on a “start time” 1 p.m. ET on June 22 and a premiere date of Sept. 25, which is simply a guess. And if you figured that out before reading this sentence, you’re crazy.)

Fringe: Will Walter die?
So, we already know that much of next season will take place in 2036. We know that we have a mere 13 episodes to go. And we know it’s a journey we’ll be taking without the watchful eye of co-showrunner Jeff Pinkner. (J.H. Wyman will remain as the sole showrunner.) But other than that? Fringe can take us in any direction is pleases.

For John Noble, all that matters is that Walter gets a chance to right his wrongs. But is death the only way to do that? We discussed: “I think they’ve got to find a way to do it… I think they’re going to find a way to disappear him,” he says. “The storytelling mode, does it work to kill off a hero? I’m not sure that it does sometimes. You can see a person go through an enormous journey, but somewhere at the end of that journey, there’s a change — whatever the change is. It’s [usually] a change for the better, even though it may mean that person is not there.”

But he doubts the writers will, as he jokes, say, “Die, old man!” “I think that would be horrible. I think the fans would storm the citadel,” he says. “But I think it would also be really honorable and dignified if they find some way for Walter to willingly end this nonsense. But I don’t actually know how they’ll do that yet. But I believe they have to.”

Elsewhere, he also feels like the “extraordinary love affair” between Peter and Olivia needs to “become validated.” “That would be satisfying to me as an audience member. Again, not walking into the sunset, just really [reassuring us] they are in love and they need each other,” he says. Of course, he adds, “we’d know that anyway.”

Parenthood: Three teases for season 4
Jason Katims never intended for the season finale of Parenthood to feel like a series finale. (For the record, he thinks it was the wedding that gave that impression.) So we asked Katims to preview some of the great stuff coming up for the characters. And since you’ve already read about what Sarah and Mark will be facing (darn you, Ray Romano!), here’s a look at some of the others:

+ Julia and Joel: “We want to explore the addition of Victor, who’s the boy that Julia and Joel adopted. And we want to look at both the joy of what that is but also the challenges of what it’s like adopting [a child]. It’s not what they expected. They never pictured an 8-year-old. They pictured a baby. So what is that like for them? What are the challenges?”
+ Crosby and Jasmine: “We’re excited about exploring the first year of marriage between Crosby and Jasmine. We have a couple ideas for some really big storylines for them. It’s a little early to pitch those quite yet, but we’ll be really taking the show to another level.”
+ Drew: “It’s last year of high school. I have a bunch of friends who have children graduating high school, and it’s a really interesting period of time from both the parents’ point of view and the high school senior, who is ready to take off and branch out.”

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