HBO announces return date for 'True Blood'

April 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM ET

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

Waiting sucks. And it really, really sucks for "True Blood" fans who were left hanging after the intense season-four finale!

In case you need a quick refresher, Tara got shot in the head protecting Sookie from crazy werewolf Debbie, and the show hinted at the return of the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington.

And of course, during the off-season, it was revealed that Chris Meloni, the dearly missed star of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," would be joining the cast as a vampire named Roman. Show creator Alan Ball revealed to TVLine that the new character would be "an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands."

Whew! That's a whole heck of a lot for Trubies to look forward to! And fortunately, though waiting sucks, it's also almost over.

HBO announced Wednesday that the sexy vampire drama is set to kick off season five on June 10 at 9 p.m.

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