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 1 originally aired on GO from 4 April to 23 May, 2007, on Wednesdays at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 later aired on Fox FX from 3-13 May, 2010. New episodes broadcast from Mondays to Thursdays at 21h15. There are eight episodes in the first season.
Fox FX Repeats
Fridays: 21h15 (double bill)
Saturdays: 04h15 (double bill)
Vince Chase is a sexy young movie star whose career is just taking off. To share the fun of the ride and keep him grounded, Vince looks to Eric and Turtle, his longtime pals from Queens, and his half-brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase - his entourage.
Together, they share the ups and downs of life in the fast lane of Hollywood - where the stakes are high and the money and temptations are greater than ever before.
Vince is an actor on the verge of stardom. Eric is Vince's closest confidante who's learning the rules of the business as he tries to help Vince make the right choices and keep his goals aimed high.
Vince's half-brother is Johnny Drama, whose own acting aspirations have been eclipsed by Vince's success. That doesn't stop Johnny from constantly looking for work and going to auditions.
Turtle is the least experienced of the group but is always up for a good time.
Ari is Vince's aggressive, high-powered agent, who clashes with Eric over his client's decisions in spectacular fashion.
Other characters include Vince's publicist Shauna, Ari's assistant Emily, and Eric's ex-girlfriend Kristen.
The following celebrities play themselves in Season 1:
Big Boy (radio host)
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