When HBO’s “Entourage” made its debut in 2004 it became somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon. The life of Vince, E, Turtle, Drama, and Ari was one that made us laugh and overtly jealous all at the same time. But like all good things it must come to an end, and according to HBO executives who appeared on the Television Critics Association press tour, the show will be officially canceled after next season.
This shouldn’t come as a shock because there were early rumors that “Entourage” would wrap after next season and now we have solid proof. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said, “We’ll do a shorter order to finish up. We talked about six [episodes].” From there he talked about creator Doug Ellin’s desire to take the “Entourage” posse to the big screen.
“[He] clearly wants to write a film. But he also wants to do it when the storytelling makes sense. So he is clearly thinking about how the [TV] show will end. We have a long-term relationship with Doug Ellin, and I’m sure you’ll soon see another series from him here. But next summer will definitely be the final season of “Entourage”.”
There you have it. This would have probably meant something to me 3 years ago because it doesn’t right now. The show has run its course and stopped being good a long time ago (after season 3). How many times can we watch these guys wake up, eat breakfast, go shopping, walk down the street, go to the Agency, walk some more, have sex, drink, go to sleep and do it all over again? Plus, the believability of Adrian Grenier’s appeal as Vince has really worn itself thin.
What do you think of Entourage finally ending? Are you interested in seeing the movie?