Clicky bits: HBO renews 'True Blood'; host chosen for Sheen roast

Aug. 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM ET

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Eric, Sookie and Bill of "True Blood" will be back on June 10.

• Get ready for another summer filled with sexy vampires. HBO announced Thursday that it's renewing the hit series "True Blood" for a fifth season. “I am thrilled that 'True Blood' continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, in a statement.  “Alan Ball and his gifted team have devised the greatest thrill ride on TV.” Season five kicks off next summer.

• Comedy Central has chosen "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to host the roast of Charlie Sheen, which airs Sept. 19. "Charlie is a true icon with a talent that is strong and pure and concentrated into small crystals which can be smoked or eaten," MacFarlane said in a statement.

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