Cast of True Blood Will Appear in First-Ever Live Social Media Event Airing on HBO Canada

  • New episode of Less Than Kind airs on Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT

TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada), presents HBO's first-ever live broadcast from the set of Fangtasia. Canadian fans are encouraged to follow The Movie Network and Movie Central on Facebook and Twitter leading up to the blood-pumping, fan-fueled interactive pre-show #TrueBlood: Live from Set that airs live on Sunday, June 16 at 8:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. MT on HBO Canada and repeat airing at 8:45 MT, directly followed by the Canadian broadcast premiere of Season 6 of True Blood at 9 p.m. ET/MT.

Hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta, #TrueBlood: Live from Set will provide a rare opportunity for fans to engage in a live social media experience with the show's cast who will answer questions from fans and share details of the new season. Cast members who are scheduled to appear include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello. Fans can begin submitting questions now at truebloodlive.com

True Blood Season 6 premieres Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/MT, immediately following #TrueBlood: Live from Set. Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO's Emmy®-winning series Six Feet Under. The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). 

As a result of the live social media event, this week's new episode of Less Than Kind will premiere on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a half hour earlier than its regularly scheduled timeslot. In episode 4, Josh and Shandra hatch a hasty wedding to save their house. Sheldon organizes a last minute bachelor party for his brother while dealing with an extremely stressed Miriam. Lubbe shares surprising news with Danny, and Jim saves the day.

Episodes of Less Than Kind will be available for repeat viewing on demand, and on TMN GO, after the broadcast. In addition, this week's new episode of Less Than Kind repeats on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT before the next episode premieres in its regular timeslot on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT.

In Eastern Canada, True Blood and Less Than Kind will be available in High Definition, on demand, on TMN GO and on HBO Canada OnLine.

In Western Canada, True Blood and Less Than Kind will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service providers.

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HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.

The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com

For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site, please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.  

 

SOURCE: The Movie Network.

For further information:

Media Contacts:

The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)                       
Ellery Ulster 
(416) 956-8638
eulster@astral.com

HBO Canada (Western Canada)
Owen McCorquodale
(416) 479-6068
owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com