HBO have announced that its major hit series "True Blood" will end its run with its seventh season in 2014.
HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo announced the news today, confirming that the final season will consist of ten episodes which will premiere next Summer.
Showrunner Brian Buckner, who was behind this year's sixth season, will steer the show through the seventh and final season. When it wraps, the show will have a total of 80 episodes under its belt since it premiered in 2008.
While the series started quietly with 1.5-2 million viewers in overnight ratings, those figures jumped to 4.5-5.5 million in the second season and stayed there consistently until this year when the numbers dropped to the low 4 million range.