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'True Blood'

It's the show that saved HBO. "True Blood" has positively exploded in its second season, setting series-high ratings on a near-weekly basis and bringing water-cooler buzz back to the channel that once had that market cornered but was in a recent down cycle. Its ratings power also extended to the shows that follow it, providing a big platform to launch first-year comedy "Hung" and delivering "Entourage" its biggest audiences in years. HIT -- Rick Porter, Zap2it
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