Eric’s already on holiday…  Why not?  HBO just confirmed that True Blood will bow out at season 7.  According to Variety:

The departure will come following a 10-episode season that will premiere next summer. Brian Buckner, who succeeded Alan Ball as showrunner, will preside over the final campaign of the series based on Charlaine Harris’ books.

“ ‘True Blood’ has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” network programming prexy Michael Lombardo said.

This doesn’t really come as a surprise, last season sucked.  The writers clearly know they can’t keep up the charade past a seventh season and the show lost a lot of its idyllic, Southern gothic charm, alienating the fans.  The show was regularly dragged on Twitter last season, and the season before that.  What do you think?