It’s official: After six seasons, HBO is pulling the plug on Entourage.
The cable network has ordered a shortened final season of its longest-running series, which will conclude next summer, Entourage producers announced over the weekend.
On Sunday, HBO announced that the final season of it’s Hollywood-lifestyle comedy — about an accomplished young actor from Queens and the childhood pals who follow him across the US for a new life in the City of Angels. Entourage: The Final Season will air in 2011 with just six episodes, in comparision with previous seasons, which have consisted of eight to 14 episodes.
“The plan right now is we’ll finish up this season, we’ll do a shorter order for next season, we’ve talked about six,” Michael Lombardo, HBO Programming President, told The Hollywood Reporter Sunday.
“(Creator Doug Ellin) is appropriately reserving – he wants to write a film, but wants to do it when the story will make sense. He’s pitched other shows to us. I will expect that within the next couple years (he’ll have another show on HBO). But Entourage next summer will definitely be the final season.”