It may be the hottest show on cable, but HBO is trying to capitalize on the success of True Blood by selling reruns to commercial cable networks.
Considering 12 million viewers tune in to watch every week, it shouldn't be too much of a problem - except maybe for the gruesome and sexy content!
HBO is hoping to sell each episode for $800,000. And that is a hell of a lot of money to have them cut out all the juicy parts!
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If you really look at what sets True Blood apart from all the other effin vampire shows out there, there really is only one key thing: Sex!
Seksi sex with very naked people in very graphic ways. These are the benefits of being vampires on HBO, but take that away and all you have is Twilight minus the sparkling.
And that's exactly what's about to happen when the show moves to basic cable!
Sources are confimring that HBO is shopping the show around to cable providers to rebroadcast reruns just like the Sopranos and Sex & The City did.
Yeah, didn't work for them! Not gonna work for Vampire Bill!
There haven't been any takers yet, but that won't be a problem. The show is the highest rated in HBO history. TBS is sure to want that on it's lineup!
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The reruns of the super successful Seinfeld have made $2.7 BILLION since the show went off the air 12 years ago!
Jerry Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David have an undisclosed ownership stake in the show that provides them with millions each year — but it looks like the other co-stars didn't hold out for that in their contracts so they don't receive any syndication money.
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