Rumor has it that “True Blood” is going to go for a more modest audience, in the form of basic cable subscribers. Currently, the show broadcasts on HBO and shows gratuitous nudity, blood, gore and violence…and not to mention the sex.
There is so much vampire sex, S&M, and Eric Northman nudity, that, in order to garner a TV-14 rating, the producers of the show could probably only show the opening sequence and the credits. And have I mentioned the Eric nudity? Oh yes, and Alcide, too. Total hotness on the small screen. What are they thinking, trying to bring that to a censored basic cable audience?
The network hopes to have “True Blood” in syndication soon, thus stripping away all of the good parts.
Fans can say goodbye to the kinky sex scenes and frequent stripping of clothes from Oscar-winner Alan Ball if the gore-filled series hits basic cable. HBO hopes to sell the series for $800,000 an episode to be viewed on basic cable, but of course the show is in dire need of editing before it can be viewed on regular cable.
Since non-premium channels rely on advertisers to make money, they need to conform to more strict guidelines when it comes to what can be shown. Often times, failure to comply can result in expensive fines and even the cancellation of programs.
The show is made up of nothing but sexy vampire goodness. Bill Compton romances Sookie Stackhouse, while Eric tries to steal her away. Her friend Tara is hypnotized into a cult by a supernatural creature and her brother Jason has sex with anything that walks. All the while, all of the characters are trying to balance out the world so that humans and vampires can co-exist.
In the most recent episode, “I Got A Right To Sing The Blues”, Sookie gets kidnapped by Russell Edgington’s people, even while Alcide promised to protect her. Eric reveals that he doesn’t give a crap about her and only wants vengeance for the king’s thievery of his family’s crown. Tara attacks Franklin while he’s sleeping and grabs Sookie to run away from the mansion where they were being held captive.
The king orders Lorena to kill Bill and Sookie threatens her. Eric makes the queen agree to marrying Russell. Sam Merlot tries to figure out the hold that JoLee has over Tommy. Lafayette and Jesus are getting closer and Russell reveals to Sookie that Bill has been keeping tabs on her and her family.
Check out the preview for next week’s episode, “Hitting The Ground”:
Are you ready for the next episode? Will Eric kill Russell? Will Sookie find out what she is? And more importantly, when will we get to Eric’s amnesia storyline???
source: ‘True Blood’ Must Get Cleaned Up For Syndication – [the celebrity cafe]
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