Last season of Entourage? Meh. Not fun, and pretty forgettable.
But the new season, which premieres on HBO on June 27, looks to be a return to the Entourage of old, with Vince (Adrian Grenier, sporting a very becoming new, shorter ‘do) in the cast of a big-budget apocalyptic drama movie, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) starting his own car service business, Ari (Jeremy Piven) heading what has become the most powerful agency in Hollywood, Eric (Kevin Connolly) planning his wedding to Sloane (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), as always, looking to recapture the success he experienced with his show-within-the-show hit Viking Quest.
Check out the trailer below for a brief preview of the new season.
And here are five more scooplets on what to expect in season seven:
1 – Gary Cole returns as Ari’s fellow agent Andrew, Scott Caan joins the cast as Eric’s co-worker Scott, Beverly D’Angelo returns as Ari’s partner Babs and Debi Mazar is back as Vince’s publicist Shauna.
2 – Season seven guest stars include Nick Cassavetes, Stan Lee, Bob Saget, Jerry Jones, Jessica Simpson, Aaron Sorkin, John Stamos, Mike Tyson and Maria Menounos.
3 – In the season premiere, Ari and Eric wig out because the director of Vince’s new action flick wants him to do his own driving stunts, which leads to an accident and a new ‘tude for Vince.
4 – Vince gets a new girlfriend, played by porn star Sasha Grey.
5 – Season seven will include 10 new episodes, and following an additional six episodes that are scheduled to air in 2011, the series will conclude and executive producer Mark Wahlberg — whose life inspired the series — says a big-screen Entourage movie will follow.
Are you excited for the new season? Whose storyline are you most anxious to see unfold? Do you think E and Sloane will make it down the aisle? And are you still loving Ari Gold, or have his antics grown tiresome?
All the tube news that’s fit to surf …
– Kudos to NBC for the get-well message to Celebrity Apprentice contestant Bret Michaels at the end of last night’s show. Not so much for Apprentice host Donald Trump, who’s spouting off today about the supposed negative prognosis for the rocker and his brain hemorrhage … often he’s amusing, but sometimes, Trump should just keep his mouth shut.
– Madonna got her own episode of Glee, and now Britney Spears wants one, too. And series creator Ryan Murphy says he’s into the idea.
– More Glee news: Murphy’s description of this summer’s Glee tour makes it sound like it’ll be sort of a live performance of a TV episode.
– TheWrap.com has a first look at Rob Lowe and Party Down‘s Adam Scott as the new cast members of the most improved show of the season, Parks and Recreation, which means season three could be even better.
– Another show that’s likely to be even better in its third season: FX’s Sons of Anarchy, which started filming on season three last week. The new season, set to premiere this fall, will feature Hal Holbrook playing the father of (the so Emmy-worthy) Katey Sagal‘s Gemma. Holbrook, whose last TV guest gig was on ER in 2008, was married to Designing Women star Dixie Carter, who died earlier this month.
– And a show I hope improves upon its last season, which was the lamest in the show’s history: Entourage, which makes its seventh season premiere on June 27, along with season two of Hung and season three of True Blood. According to the current plan for Entourage, by the way, season seven will be the show’s penultimate one, with a big-screen Entourage movie in development for after the show’s eighth season.
– After a year on The CW, the Daytime Emmys are headed to CBS. They’ll air live – from Las Vegas, for the first time – on June 27.
– The Lost series finale just keeps getting bigger. ABC will now air the Lost two-hour pilot on May 22, the night before the series ender that (hopefully) will answer most of fans’ big lingering questions.
– If you have HDNet, check out the list of awesome performers the channel will host for concerts in May and June, including Green Day, Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson and John Legend.
– One of my fave TV critics, Alan Sepinwall, says the last six season three episodes of Chuck, which begin airing tonight (8PM ET, NBC) are even better, thanks to the Chuck and Sarah romance.
– And Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser is definitely the opposite of those people on Hoarders, but he may be taking it too far: He has no toilet in his house.
Charlie Sheen, Russell Brand and Louis C.K. are getting most of the attention, but I’m most excited that one of the best new shows of last TV season — Wilfred — returns for its second season on FX tonight (10PM ET). Season one of the series ended with a cliffhanger — had Ryan (Elijah Wood) […]
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