It's Official: For Entourage, Eight is Enough

... Entourage? More like ENDtourage! Okay, not off to a good start here. Moving on: A few months ago, producer Mark Wahlberg said the show would end after its upcoming eighth season, and that bit-o-news finally made the transition from red carpet chatter to official news this weekend when HBO confirmed it. How can this news get any better? The final season may only be six episodes long. (In case you couldn't tell, I don't care for the show.) [THR]

... The biggest television event for violence-loving nerds will debut next spring, possibly on March 3. HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy novels, will be out around then, the network confirmed. One exec actually date-dropped March 3, but in a display of dominance, another exec corrected him and said, "spring." The latter executive then mated with the female of his choice while the former was forced to leave the pack. [The Live Feed]

... Also for nerds: The American version of Torchwood has a new name. Starz confirmed that the title of the series will be Torchwood: The New World and that creator Russell T. Davies, the creator of the UK series, will contribute to the new take. [The Live Feed]

... Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford (who plays the lovable Matt Saracen) has found his next role, and frankly, it pisses me off. I'm glad he'll be making a paycheck, and I'm glad it's high-profile, but I wish it wasn't Shonda Rhimes' (Grey's Anatomy) new horny medical show Off the Map. He'll play "an All-American frat boy" who is a plastic surgeon. Whaaaaaaa? [EW]

... Fox has moved the premiere of Human Target's second season a week back to October 1 because... well, I don't know why. I'm just here to regurgitate press releases. [Fox via press release]

... Discovery has sharks, and National Geographic has big cats. So Nat Geo Wild will dedicate a week of programming to ferocious felines (or do I mean FUR-ocious?!) that's akin to the wildly popular Shark Week on Discovery. Of course, network executives did everything they could to avoid any comparisons between the two events. You see, sharks live in the water. Cats hate water. They're totally different, man. [The Live Feed]


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SIGN THIS PETITION TO KEEP ENTOURAGE ON THE AIR! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveentouragepetition
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Love this show will miss the guys
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Entourage is awesome. Stop being a lameass.
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@joostin_cdn Entourage has always sucked (except Ari) and Lost has sucked since season 4 stop being an ignorant fanboy. Tim doesn't afraid of anything, keep it up.
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Oh Tim doesn't like Entoura---Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... oh sorry, I never can make it through his articles without falling asleep because he hates every good show ever.
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OKAY! Tim we get it. If a show has more than 3 seasons you bore of it. You have ADHD. I;ll save you a doctor's visit. You complained about LOST Season 4 through 6. You hated Entourage after 2 seasons...give it a break. Your articles are the worst thing on TV online media.
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Entourage made me laugh so many times ikt will be missed.
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I was waiting for the slam dunk dig on the crap that is "Entourage". I needed the Tim Surette slam. Is it weird that the most boring porn star alive, Sasha Grey, is now the best actor in that awful cast? All that show proved in its existence is that too much Kevin Dillon and too much of the overrated Jeremy Piven are bad things. 6 seasons too late for an end to that pathetic show.
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Thank god someone is putting Entourage out of it's misery. It use to be a fun show to watch now it's just sad in a way. It's less about having fun escapism and more about the "cut throat" world of Hollywood which surprisingly enough isn't all that entertaining.
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I'm really excited about Game of Thrones!!! Can't wait!!! :D
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I'm really anticipating Game of Thrones! And about the new medical show by Shonda Rhimes; could be please see a plastic surgeon who ISN'T a frat boy? I mean - stereotype much? Originality completely went out the window a while back, didn't it?
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Some people still love Entourage, okay?
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frat boy plastic surgeon... who does that sound like... oh yeah that's a carbon copy of Christian Troy from Nip / Tuck. That other frat-boyish plastic surgeon, sigh.

Shonda Rhimes = Hack
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well at least entourage didn't get too bashed by tim this time
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Another Shonda Rhimes medical show? Seriously?!
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Can't wait for Game of Thrones!! I hope I can make it until next spring.
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Game of Thrones!
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So stoked for Game of Thrones!
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