[07/06/11 - 09:02 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Entourage" Returns for Its Eighth and Final Season July 24, Exclusively on HBO
The pay channel further details the series' upcoming swan song.

[via press release from HBO]


Vince is back from rehab and ready for a new pet project. Super-agent Ari Gold and Mrs. Ari have separated. Following a prenup debacle with Sloan, Eric is running his own management company. Drama is shooting his animated series. And Turtle has invested in a tequila line and is starting a new business venture.

The Emmy(R)-winning HBO comedy series ENTOURAGE kicks off its eight-episode eighth and final season SUNDAY, JULY 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO

From executive producer and creator Doug Ellin, and executive producers Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Denis Biggs, Ally Musika and Rob Weiss, ENTOURAGE draws on the experiences of industry insiders, and stars Adrian Grenier as Vince, who is enjoying life in the limelight as a hot young actor; Kevin Connolly as Eric, Vince's manager; Kevin Dillon as Vince's half-brother Drama, whose own career has picked up with the animated series "Johnny's Bananas"; Jerry Ferrara as his enterprising pal Turtle; and Golden Globe and three-time Emmy(R) winner Jeremy Piven as Ari, head of an entertainment-industry behemoth.

Also featured on the new episodes of ENTOURAGE are series regulars Rex Lee as Lloyd, Ari's former assistant, who is now a full agent; Perrey Reeves as the long-suffering Mrs. Ari; and Rhys Coiro as volatile film director Billy Walsh.

Returning guest stars include Scott Caan as Scott Lavin, Eric's management partner; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Eric's ex-fianc´┐Ż; Beverly D'Angelo as Babs, Ari's other partner; and Debi Mazar as Vince's publicist Shauna. Other guests this season (some portraying themselves) include Carmelo Anthony, Melinda Clarke, Andrew Dice Clay, Kim Coates, Mark Cuban, Illeana Douglas, William Fichtner, Johnny Galecki, Rob Morrow, Alex Rodriguez, Christian Slater and Rachel Zoe.

July's episodes:

Episode #89: "Home Sweet Home"

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: July 24 (12:05 a.m.), 26 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (10:30 p.m.), and Aug. 4 (10:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 25 (8:00 p.m.), 29 (3:15 a.m.) and 30 (4:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.)

Fresh from rehab, Vince (Adrian Grenier) is psyched about a new film idea, but the guys don't share his excitement. Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Scott (Scott Caan) sign Johnny Galecki to their new management company. Ari (Jeremy Piven) tries desperately to win back Mrs. Ari (Perrey Reeves). Drama (Kevin Dillon) throws Vince a "dry" welcome-home party.

Written and directed by Doug Ellin.

Episode #90 "Out With a Bang"

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 31 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: July 31 (midnight) and Aug. 2 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (10:30 p.m.) and 11 (10:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 1 (8:00 p.m.), 5 (3:40 a.m.) and 6 (5:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.)

Vince's movie is re-imagined as a TV film starring Drama. Ari takes Lloyd (Rex Lee) on a recon mission. Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) can't get Alex on the phone. Eric receives a surprising voicemail from Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Andrew Dice Clay, Drama's co-star on "Johnny's Bananas," needs representation.

Written by Ally Musika; directed by Doug Ellin.

In September 2008, Jeremy Piven received an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, his third win in a row in the category, as well as winning his first Golden Globe(R) in 2008.

ENTOURAGE was created by Doug Ellin; executive producers, Doug Ellin, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Denis Biggs, Ally Musika and Rob Weiss; producers, Wayne Carmona and Janice Tashjian.

  [july 2011]  


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