Question: Hello fellow Smurf lover! Any new scoop on the upcoming season of “True Blood”? —CandyAusiello: I’m 90 percent certain this is new: Mariana Klaveno is returning as Bill’s maker, Lorena, for roughly six episodes.
Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad heredap('&PG=NBCSML&AP=1089','300','250');Question: Do you know if “True Blood’s” third season will feature Bubba? He’s not exactly a major character in the books, but I still love him. —Kristal
Ausiello: Unfortunately, Alan Ball says he couldn’t figure out a way to introduce Bubba “without it being cheesy,” adding, “I don’t know how to do it without either using an Elvis impersonator, which is cheesy, or having somebody and never seeing their face, just hearing their voice — and to me that sounds equally cheesy. So that’s just one of the casualties of the transfer from book to screen.”