'Game of Thrones' and 'True Blood' will keep going and going


Two of HBO's biggest series, "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones," can keep going as long as the people making them are interested in them.That was the message from HBO Wednesday (Aug. 1) at the Television Critics Association press tour. "Game of Thrones" has just two seasons under its belt, but "True Blood" is in the midst of its fifth year -- which makes it the second-oldest series HBO has at the moment, after "Curb Your Enthusiasm."Still, HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo doesn't see an end for "True Blood" in the near future."The show is obviously doing well," Lombardo says. "This coming year will be the first year [creator] Alan Ball is taking a little bit of a step back." (Ball has a new show, "Banshee," set to premiere on Cinemax next year.) "I think creatively, they're still engaged, still excited by the storytelling, and as long as it continues to perform with the consumer,...



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