Saturday, July 28, 2012

PREVIEW: HBO's TRUE BLOOD ("Somebody That I Used To Know") & THE NEWSROOM ("Bullies")

The Emmy-nominated TRUE BLOOD continues its 12-episode fifth season Sunday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

In the episode "Somebody That I Used To Know," at Authority headquarters, the Chancellors revel in the afterglow of recent events; Eric gets a message from Godric; Bill is shaken by a distant memory. Helped by Claude and his sisters, Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents' deaths, with shocking results. An emotional Luna tries to walk in Sam's shoes. Hoyt's new pals bring him a present; Lafayette leads a séance to purge a curse; J.D. ups the stakes of his fight with Alcide.

Watch a sneak peek below.

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the show takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source.

The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series "Six Feet Under") created and executive produces the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

THE NEWSROOM follows at 10 p.m. ET/PT with "Bullies."

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