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"Entourage" To Return This Fall

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**See Update as of 3-22-08 at End of Post**
Yes, that's right. New York's favorite (fictional) sons are coming back to take over Hollywood again. Which is absolutely great news!

Doug Ellin told E! News Online that the 5th season of HBO's Entourage will come back this year a little later than the previous relaunch date of June. Production has already started in LA and has three to four episodes shot. The new 12 episode season is set to premiere September 28th.

He also let loose a few nuggets of inside information about this and upcoming seasons. Ellin said that he has enough ideas in "reserve" to do eight seasons but that it's contingent on if HBO orders more. We all know that HBO's idea of "seasons" is only 12 half-hour episodes spread so far apart that it kills any momentum or goodwill the show builds up. Network shows usually run 20-24 episodes in a season and spread them enough apart so that interest builds and so that people don't move past them. So what does HBO do? They ran the 4th season two weeks after season three and then had nothing to show during the strike. Why doesn't HBO get smart about this? Moving on . . .

As you may remember the 4th season had a memorable ending at the Cannes film festival when Vince's pet project 'Medellin' bombed and studio exec Harvey Weingard offered Ari one dollar for it. Vince was unfazed by the terrible showing and Drama fell in love with a French groupie. So now that the writer's strike is officially over, what is in store for the 5th season?

Don't read any further if you don't want to know!

It seems like Ellin is close friends with actor Domenick Lombardozzi and says that he will bring him back to the show in a more sympathetic (and presumably less irritating) way. In case you don't remember, Lombardozzi played a childhood friend of the boys named Dom (clever) and he quickly became one of the least liked characters in the history of the show. Yeah, great idea Doug, let's bring HIM back. Didn't you ever learn NOT to mess with perfect chemistry? But giving him cancer is a great idea . . . seriously?

Speaking of irritating characters, Doug said they will be bringing the ever so grating Debi Mazar back as the do nothing publicist Shauna. Bring in new blood Doug!

Entourage isn't complete without excellent cameo appearances and so far Kim Kardashian is the only one that has leaked out. That is if you don't count the set visit by Tobey Maguire.

Lastly, don't expect to hear much strike talk this season as everone is already over that. But wouldn't it have been fun to see Drama on the picket line cozing up to the writers to beg for parts?

I look forward to hearing and reporting much more Entourage news in the coming weeks and months!! Let's start the buzz now!

-- Janaki Cedanna

**Update 3-22-08**
I've heard some interesting things since I first published this post.
I was contacted by Rex Lee who plays Lloyd on the show and he said that not only have they not begun shooting new episodes yet (they start shooting at the end of April) but that he seriously doubts that Kristin from E! even spoke to Doug Ellin at all, which is quite revealing don't ya think? I also tried to contact Kristin directly about her article and I never received a response. Hmm. Other sources have also confirmed that indeed Entourage is not slated to begin filming new episodes until the end of April and that the producers still hope to make the September 28th air date. They are writing the episodes as we speak! Thanks Rex, you rock!!!
Also, according to the biggest Entourage fan I know, the cameos by Kim Kardashian and Tobey Maguire were for a series of shorts directed by Kevin Connolly for American Eagle Outfitters and NOT for cameos on Entourage. Thanks Lainiek!! So I guess we will all wait and see as more news is sure to follow. Sorry for the bad info. I thought I could trust E! . . .
-- Janaki


Posted by Janaki Cedanna on March 8, 2008 6:41 PM
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Kim Kardashian, Tobey Maguire, and Adrian Grenier are all starring in ads for American Eagle Outfitters being directed by our one and only Kevin Connolly.

These ads are being short in a 9 part short film format, and will be shown in both the stores and online at the American Eagle Outfitters website.

Before I even read what the shoot was for, I had guessed that they were not back in production, because Kevin and Adrian are still sporting beards.

Rex Lee has said that they are due to start filming the show around the 3rd week of April now. Hoping we will still hit a Sept 28th premiere date.


Unless they decide to return in Season 5 with facial hair (maybe grown during the filming of "Lost in the Clouds" because I don't think Silo is ever getting made now), my first clue that they are back in production will be clean shaved faces.

In either case, can't wait!

-- Posted by: Entourage Fan at March 9, 2008 11:47 PM

Thanks for the info on the ads, I look forward to seeing them!

I was reporting from a reliable source that the show already has 3-4 episodes in the can and I've contacted Kristin at E! to find out exactly what's going on.

Once cleared up I will post an update.
BTW, I think "Silo" has a better chance on being made than "Lost in the Clouds."

I can't wait either for the new season!

-- Posted by: Janaki at March 10, 2008 1:09 AM

I saw Kristen's article on EOnline too, so I understand your confusion. I was a bit suspect about them already filming 3-4 shows, because Jeremy Piven was (and may still be) in NYC last week. I was trying to figure out how they were filming without Ari Gold.

Oh well, at least we are in striking (no pun intended) distance of new shows!

-- Posted by: Entourage Fan at March 10, 2008 6:10 AM

Question: When is Entourage coming back? — Andria
Ausiello: I’m hearing late August, early September.
Question: I’m thinking it’s about time you give us something on Entourage before we forget it even exists. — Damon
Ausiello: Well, the show isn't backing down from its "Vince isn't Eric's only client" direction, which, frankly, sort of worries me. Nevertheless, this season, E will have a new assistant, who is as schlumpy and as charming as his low-rent office space. He has rebounded from the Anna Faris fiasco with a new client, an up-and-coming comedian who really wants to act. Plus, look for him to discover a hot script from an unlikely source: the managers of a topless bar. Speaking of gratuitous nudity (and when aren't we, really?), I hear that Ari will receive a visit from a pair of Chippendale's-style dancers. Oh, Lloyd, you shouldn't have! You really shouldn't have!

-- Posted by: More Spoilers from Michael Ausiello at TV Guide at March 12, 2008 8:49 AM

Hurry up and get back to t.v. Entourage, I've been missing this shit in my life,the show completes me.

-- Posted by: Noles1 at April 7, 2008 7:03 PM

News and links:

The guys were over in Hawaii last week filming the first episode in the season, in which Eric and Ari have to fly to Mexico (which Hawaii doubled for) to retrieve a ver bearded Vince and Turtle.

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/entourage/links/1074991

Bow Wow will appear on episodes of Entourage this season and Leighton Meister (who played Justine in Season 1) will be back.

Bow Wow is guest starring in Season 5 of Entourage. He will be cast as a potential client for E. Below are some video links:

Check out the below video, picture and story links:

http://www.hollywood.tv/blog/2008/04/30/EXCLUSIVE_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Entourage_Featuring_Bow_Wow

and

http://www.dotspotter.com/news/850342_Bow_Wow_rolls_with_Kevin_Connolly_in_Season_5_of_Entourage

As you can see in the video, Adrian Grenier has finally shaved his beard.


Kevin Connolly is filming a new movie, "The Ugly Truth" with Katherine Heigl and Adrian Grenier has a new Environmental show coming out on Planet Green.

Pic galore at the below link for Kevin, Bow Wow and Katherine Heigl's scenes:

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/kevin-connolly/

-- Posted by: entourage fan at May 1, 2008 6:15 AM

Come on already Entourage:) We're really missing u boys. Our Sunday Fundays just arent the same w/out your "Entourage" which completes our "Entourage"
Oh- and heres hoping things work out better this season. And we get some "happy" and Turtle gets laid and/or a girlfriend. aw-poor turtle. too cute. We're proud of u drama:) its about time. although being an aspiring actor and abit self centered in a clueless way, is part of your charm:) I luv ya all, loyd, Ari-the show would not be the same. love ya. and can we give Vince a job already. Well I can go on 4-ever about my show. Its become another SATC for me:)MY D*c* flick if u will. And Im looking foward To many good and comical things happening for the boys. I mean come on. Some of us consider the show to be a bit of an escape from our reality. So I dont want to see no depressing, bad or sad s**t. Thanx a bunch my adorable chariming cast:) Now hurry on up!! xoxoxo

-- Posted by: nikki at June 10, 2008 2:31 AM

Perfectly put Nikki.

-- Posted by: Janaki at July 10, 2008 11:56 PM

How do I get to be in an episode of Entourage? At least I may be able to play a part that would be legitimate enough to pull girls, unlike the little Irish. Kevin Dillon makes entourage the show I love, along with Jeremy Piven. That's agreeable? It's about time they give young men hope that life can be that enojoyable while having its Ups and Downs with a show as such.

-- Posted by: Kevin Balka at July 16, 2008 12:20 AM

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