Summer is usually the worst time to be a TV viewer. But not if you have HBO.
HBO has unveiled the return dates for three of its top series. The fourth season of "True Blood" will begin on Sunday, June 26 at 9PM EST, with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to follow starting Sunday, July 10 at 10PM EST. "Entourage" will join both series later in the summer, on Sunday, July 24 at 10:30PM.
This season, "True Blood" will loosely adapt the Charlaine Harris novel "Dead To The World," which finds Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) without his memory as Sookie (Anna Paquin) returns to town just as a dangerous coven of witches begin making their move. Joe Manganiello will reprise his role as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux, with newcomers Courtney Ford ("Dexter"), Dane DeHaan ( "In Treatment"), Fiona Shaw ("Harry Potter"), Janina Gavankar ("The L Word") and Alexandra Breckenridge ("Life Unexpected") among others appearing in the new season.
The long awaited eighth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will find Larry David splitting his time between Los Angeles and New York over the course of ten new episodes.
"Entourage" will wrap up its run with an abbreviated eight episode season that follows up on Vince (Adrian Grenier) and his boys following last season's meltdown.
In other HBO related news, Deadline is reporting that Jeff Daniels has signed on to play the lead character in Aaron Sorkin's currently untitled drama pilot set behind the scenes at a cable news show.
Analeigh Tipton ("The Green Hornet") has also joined "Hung" for a few episodes, with David Rasche set to come on board "Bored To Death" and Nicole Laliberte ("Kaboom") cast in a recurring part on "How To Make It In America."