True Blood goes for second bite

Some of you love it, and some of you hate it (check out our Five Reasons feature on True Blood for arguments for both sides). But regardless of what you think of True Blood, know this: There will be more. HBO has already ordered a second season of the dark comedy/vampire romance from executive producer Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) after only two episodes have aired.

The cable network apparently has seen enough to warrant committing to a second season, as the numbers from the first two episodes didn't suck. The show debuted on September 7 to 1.4 million viewers, but water-cooler talk propelled the second episode to a 24-percent jump in viewership (according to The Hollywood Reporter)--always a great sign.

Critics and viewers alike seem to be split on the blood-sucking adaptation of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books--even here at TV.com the show has its lovers (me) and haters (most everyone else). What do TV.com users? Check out the True Blood page to find out.

True Blood stars Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men) as Sookie, a mind-reading, white-T-shirt-wearing waitress in Louisiana. When a 137-year-old vampire named Bill (his kind is free to roam without fear as synthetic human blood quenches the undead's thirst) enters her restaurant giving her the eye, well, you can guess where things go from there.

True Blood airs Sunday nights on HBO.

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