If HBO was in a lull after the end of pop-culture phenomenons Sex and the City and The Sopranos, its now back on top, drawing in 3.7 million viewers for the sophomore-season debut of Alan Balls vampire drama, True Blood. I woke up this morning and felt like nothing could go wrong today, says Naegle, who before becoming president of HBO Entertainment a year ago repped Ball as head of the literary division at UTA and packaged his hit series Six Feet Under. But she isnt stopping with vampires. Next up are a Martin Scorsesedirected drama, Boardwalk Empire, chronicling Atlantic Citys casinos; and the fantasy Game of Thrones. And then theres Hung, about a father who becomes a prostitute to support his kid. Whats so great about Hung is, at first, it seems really provocative, but the issues are universal. Thats the beauty of the networkeverything is thought out.
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