TV Briefs: HBO treats ’Newsroom,’ ’True Blood’ to new seasons

2012-07-05T00:04:00Z 2012-07-05T06:58:05Z TV Briefs: HBO treats ’Newsroom,’ ’True Blood’ to new seasons Daily Herald
July 05, 2012 12:04 am

HBO treats 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood' to new seasons

NEW YORK -- HBO says it's bringing back "The Newsroom" and "True Blood" for another season each.

HBO announced this week that "True Blood," the network's hit vampire drama, will be coming back for a sixth season next year. Its stars include Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

"The Newsroom," created and written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, won a green light for a second season after just two episodes have aired. Though getting mixed reviews from critics, the show attracted a healthy audience for its premiere, totaling 2.1 million viewers.

Set at a cable news network, "The Newsroom" features Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill and Sam Waterston.

'Devious Maids' finds a 2013 home at Lifetime

LOS ANGELES -- The Lifetime channel says it's picking up a new series from the creator of "Desperate Housewives."

The channel said it has ordered 13 episodes of "Devious Maids" from producer Marc Cherry. The series is about maids working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills and counts "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria as an executive producer.

"Desperate Housewives" ended its run on ABC this season. The network had been weighing "Devious Maids" for its 2012-2013 schedule but passed.

The "Devious Maids" cast includes Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Grant Show and Susan Lucci. Lifetime is aiming for a 2013 debut for the series, which is based on a Mexican telenovela and produced by ABC Studios.

The Associated Press

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