Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California.
The series aired in the USA on HBO from 18 July, 2004 to 11 September, 2011. There are 96 half-hour episodes in eight seasons.
Entourage originally aired in South Africa on DStv's GO channel (which became Vuzu in July 2009) from 4 April, 2007 to 14 November, 2011. It later aired on TopTV's Fox FX channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 8 premiered on Fox FX with a double bill on Friday 13 September 2013, at 20h30. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly at 21h00, preceded by repeat of the previous episode at 20h30. There are eight episodes in the eighth and final season.
HBO presents Entourage, the hit comedy series executive produced by Mark Wahlberg that takes a look at the day-to-day life of Vincent (Vince) Chase, a hot young actor in modern-day Hollywood, and his entourage.
He's brought with him from their hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric, half-brother Drama, and friend Turtle.
The series draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate both the heady excesses of today's celebrity lifestyle, as well as the difficulty of finding love and success in the fast track of show biz.
Now that the boys are getting used to the perks of stardom, Eric, along with superagent Ari, keep Vince's star rising while making sound decisions for a long-lasting career in a world of fleeting fame.
Adrian Grenier stars as Vince. Kevin Connolly plays Eric, Vince's closest confidant who's learning the rules of the business as he tries to help Vince make the right choices and keep his trajectory aimed high.
Kevin Dillon plays Vince's half-brother Drama, whose own acting aspirations have been eclipsed by Vince's success. Jerry Ferrara plays Turtle, the house manager, who's always up for a good time.
Jeremy Piven plays Ari, Vince's aggressive, high-powered agent, who clashes with Eric over his client's decisions.
Also appearing in Entourage are Debi Mazar as Vince's publicist Shauna and Rex Lee as Lloyd, Ari Gold's much-maligned assistant.
Numerous celebrities appear throughout the series, playing themselves. These include:
Big Boy (radio host)
Devon (porn star)
Three 6 Mafia
Anthony Michael Hall
M. Night Shyamalan
Mary J. Blige
Gus Van Sant
A. J. Hammer
Andrew Dice Clay
Season 1 (8 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 4 Apr 2007 | Finale: 23 May 2007 | Wednesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 3 May 2010 | Finale: 13 May 2010 | Mon-Thurs, 21h15
Season 2 (14 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 10 Apr 2008 | Finale: 29 Apr 2008 | Mon-Fri, 22h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 17 May 2010 | Finale: 15 Jun 2010 | Mon-Thurs, 21h15
Season 3 (20 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 30 Apr 2008 | Finale: 27 May 2008 | Mon-Fri, 22h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 16 Jun 2010 | Finale: 20 Jul 2010 | Mon-Thurs, 21h15
Season 4 (12 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 2 Jul 2008 | Finale: 17 Sep 2008 | Wednesdays, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 4 Aug 2011 | Finale: 20 Oct 2011 | Thursdays, 20h50
Season 5 (12 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 3 Jul 2009 | Finale: 18 Sep 2009 | Fridays, 21h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 19 Jun 2012 | Finale: 24 Jul 2012 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 6 (12 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 4 May 2010 | Finale: 20 Jul 2010 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 31 Jul 2012 | Finale: 4 Sep 2012 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 7 (10 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 3 Jan 2011 | Finale: 7 Mar 2011 | Mondays, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 11 Sep 2012 | Finale: 9 Oct 2012 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 8 (8 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 26 Sep 2011 | Finale: 14 Nov 2011 | Mondays, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX: Premiere: 13 Sep 2013 | Finale: 25 Oct 2013 | Fridays, 21h00