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Saying goodbye to 'True Blood' with three spin-off ideas



Well, the end is upon us, fellow Truebies. It’s been a long road of crazy in True Blood’s seven seasons, and we say goodbye with Sunday's series finale.

The show based on a wildly popular book series by Charlaine Harris strayed far, far away from those stories around the middle of its run. And thank goodness for that, because this show has had some of television's best "What the heck?" moments. Remember that time Sam shapeshifted into a fly and buzzed into a vampire’s mouth, and then changed back into a human while inside her? Or that time when Jason was held hostage by a bunch of methed-out, inbred werepanthers? Or that time Russell Edgington ripped out the heart and spine of a TV newscaster on air?

But beyond the crazy, and the most boring love triangle in vampire history, the supporting characters are really what made the show great. I don’t want to let go of some of them, so I came up with three True Blood spin-off show ideas. Are you listening, HBO? 

True Love 
Starring: Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) 
Hoyt and Jessica are newlyweds in the Big Apple. After coming into a surprisingly hefty inheritance from his mother, Hoyt purchases a swanky loft in the Upper East Side and everything is going picture-perfect … until Jason Stackhouse moves in next door. Turns out he dumped Bridgette and has run out of horizontal partners in Bon Temps. It’s Will and Grace with (even more) uncomfortable sexual tension! 

Growing Up Fae 
Starring: Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and his daughter Adilyn (Bailey Noble) 
Bon Temps sherriff Andy Bellefleur has just married Holly Cleary, a witch. His teen daughter is half-fairy, and she’s in love with her step-brother. In this hour-long dramedy that’s part Parenthood, part Supernatural, Andy and Adilyn learn to take on life’s challenges together while also keeping Bon Temps safe from new supernatural threats. 

You Shouldn’t Be Wearing That 
Starring: Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam de Beaufort (Kristen Bauer van Straten), Ginger (Tara Buck) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) 
In this reality show not unlike What Not To Wear, Eric, Pam and Ginger make-over America’s wardrobe-challenged. Eric glamors the (ugly) pants off the women, while Pam finds new ways to say, “That is the ugliest effing outfit I’ve ever seen.” Ginger uses her own Fangtasia clothing line to dress the show’s participants while Lafayette completes the transformation with new hair and makeup. It should be noted that the show was all Ginger’s idea, she just doesn’t know it.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:52pm]


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