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 originally aired on Vuzu from 26 September to 14 November, 2011, on Mondays at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
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.
Vince is back from rehab and ready for a new pet project. Super-agent Ari Gold and Mrs. Ari have separated and 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.
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 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-fiance; 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.
In the Season 8 premiere: fresh from rehab, Vince is psyched about a new film idea, but the guys don't share his excitement. Eric and Scott sign Johnny Galecki to their new management company.
Ari tries desperately to win back Mrs. Ari and Drama throws Vince a "dry" welcome-home party.
The following celebrities play themselves in Season 8:
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