HBO Renews 'The Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

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HBO has ordered additional seasons of dramas The Newsroom and True Blood.

The pay cabler renewed Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom a week after it premiered to 2.1 million viewers on June 24 at 10 pm.

True Blood returned for its fifth season on June 10 to an audience of 5.2 million.

Despite drawing polarizing reviews from critics, cable news drama The Newsroom was HBO's third most-watched drama debut in recent years, behind prohibition-era skein Boardwalk Empire and fantasy series Game of Thrones.