via press release:
EMMY®-WINNING COMEDY SERIES ENTOURAGE RETURNS FOR ITS SEVENTH SEASON JUNE 27, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
After an accident during the filming of his latest action flick, Vince has developed a new lease on life that makes him even more difficult to manage. Meanwhile, the rest of the guys face the challenge of mapping out their own futures, both personally and professionally.
The Emmy®-winning HBO comedy series ENTOURAGE kicks off its ten-episode seventh season SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following the season premiere of the comedy series “Hung,” with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.
From executive producer and creator Doug Ellin, and executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Denis Biggs and Ally Musika, 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 been eclipsed by Vince’s success; Jerry Ferrara as his pal Turtle; and Golden Globe® and three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven as Ari, now heading an entertainment-industry behemoth.
Also featured on the new episodes of ENTOURAGE are series regulars Perrey Reeves as the long-suffering Mrs. Ari; Rex Lee as Ari’s former assistant Lloyd, who is now a full agent; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan, Eric’s on-again, off-again girlfriend; and Scott Caan as Scott Lavin, Eric’s co-worker and Vince’s new partner in crime.
Returning guest stars include Gary Cole as Andrew Klein, Ari’s former mentor and current partner; 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 Nick Cassavetes, Jonathan Keltz, Stan Lee, Maria Menounos, Bob Saget, Jessica Simpson, Aaron Sorkin, John Stamos and Mike Tyson.
Episode #79: “Stunted”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: June 27 (12:30 a.m.), 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (2:35 a.m.), and July 1 (10:30 p.m.), 4 (12:30 a.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (2:30 a.m.), 8 (10:30 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 15 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 28 (9:00 p.m.) and July 2 (2:40 a.m.), 3 (noon, 9:30 p.m.), 4 (10:30 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (3:15 a.m.) and 10 (3:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
The director of Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) latest action film talks his star into doing his own driving stunt, agitating both Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Ari (Jeremy Piven). Turtle’s (Jerry Ferrara) attraction to Alex (Dania Ramirez), an underperforming employee, threatens to damage his fledgling car-service business. Ari looks to add to his resume as “the biggest agent in the world” by forging an alliance with the NFL. Worried that his holding deal is about to expire, Drama (Kevin Dillon) pressures Lloyd (Rex Lee), now his agent, to land him a project.
Written by Doug Ellin; directed by Doug Ellin.
Episode #80: “Buzzed”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 11 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (12:30 a.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (3:35 a.m.), 15 (10:30 p.m.) and 22 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 12 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (2:05 a.m.) and 17 (3:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
In the midst of a public relations crisis over Vince’s movie, Ari has a face-to-face with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other top NFL figures, and gets unexpected help from black-sheep agent Lizzie Grant (Autumn Reeser). At Vince’s behest, Eric agrees to help Drama find the perfect script. Turtle ends up with egg on his face when he accuses Alex of maxing out his corporate credit card. Sporting a bold new look, Vince takes his risk-taking proclivities to new heights.
Written by Ally Musika; directed by Tucker Gates.
The sixth season of ENTOURAGE, which ended its run in Oct. 2009, inspired critical praise. Newsday called the show “funny, smart,” adding, “It just gets better and better,” while the Detroit News hailed ENTOURAGE as “a treat,” and the Chicago Sun-Times described it as “plenty of fun.”
In September 2008, Jeremy Piven received an Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, his third win in a row in the category. He also won his first Golden Globe® in 2008.
ENTOURAGE was created by Doug Ellin; executive producers, Mark Wahlberg, Doug Ellin, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Denis Biggs and Ally Musika; producers, Wayne Carmona and Lori Jo Nemhauser.