HBO was supposed to send over the new Entourage
poster for the return of the series before, well, the return of the series.
With the show making its glorious return tonight, it looks like the poster
isn't going to make it. No matter, here is an official preview on what to
expecte from the show's opening episodes.
Official Hints on the Return of Entourage
Vince and his buddies learned the hard way that
life in Hollywood's fast lane isn't without its road bumps when a botched
deal cost Ari, Vince's longtime agent, his job. Will a dramatic change make
the difference and bring Vince his dream picture - or will the boys regret
giving Ari the ax?
From executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Doug Ellin and Stephen Levinson,
the Emmy-winning series Entourage returns for the second part of
its third season on Sunday, April 8th (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) with the
episode entitled "Less Than 30." The eight new episodes of the
show debut immediately following new episodes of The Sopranos.
Drawing on the experiences of industry insiders, the hit comedy series stars
Adrian Grenier as Vince, who is enjoying life in the limelight as a hot
young actor; Kevin Connolly as Eric, Vince's manager, who tries to help
him make the right choices; Kevin Dillon as Vince's half-brother Drama,
whose own career has been eclipsed by Vince's success; Jerry Ferrara as
Turtle, the least savvy of the group; Emmy winner Jeremy Piven as Ari, who
served as Vince's aggressive, high-powered agent before getting fired; and
Debi Mazar as Vince's publicist Shauna.
Also featured on the new episodes of Entourage are Perrey Reeves
as the long-suffering Mrs. Ari; Rex Lee as Lloyd, Ari's assistant; Emmanuelle
Chriqui as Sloan, Eric's girlfriend; Beverly D'Angelo as Ari's partner Babs;
and Carla Gugino as Vince's new agent Amanda. Guest stars include Leslie
Bibb, Ed Burns, Nora Dunn, Artie Lange, Chuck Liddell and Pauly Shore.
Episode #35: "Less Than 30"
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 9 (1:50 a.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (9:30 p.m.),
13 (10:30 p.m.) and 20 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 9 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (11:30 p.m.) and 14 (8:30 p.m.)
It's Vince's (Adrian Grenier) birthday, and with it comes the promise of
a new year - and a (hot) new agent, Amanda (Carla Gugino), who wants Vince
to do a high-profile, Edith Wharton period film. With the end of their relationship
still stinging, Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Vince agree to have a friendly
lunch with Ari (Jeremy Piven). Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) takes the reins planning
Vince's birthday blowout, but rising costs, not to mention the strain on
E's credit card, force him to seek alternative funds.
Written by Doug Ellin; directed by Julian Farino.
Episode #36: "Dog Day Afternoon"
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 16 (1:30 a.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (9:30 p.m.),
20 (10:30 p.m.) and 27 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 16 (9:00 p.m.), 19 (12:30 a.m.) and 21 (8:30 p.m.)
Vince and Eric procrastinate over the Edith Wharton movie, rankling Amanda.
Meanwhile, Eric plans a romantic weekend with Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui),
but can't seem to tell Vince that they want to go solo. Turtle and Drama
(Kevin Dillon) find a pair of dream dates at the hottest singles spot in
L.A. - the dog park - but their dog Ahnold soon puts the kibosh on their
romantic plans. Meanwhile, Ari orders Lloyd (Rex Lee) to "take one
for the team" in order to help land a top TV writer.
Written by Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #37: "Manic Monday"
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 23 (3:00 a.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (9:30 p.m.)
and 27 (10:30 p.m.), and May 4 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 23 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (11:15 p.m.) and 28 (8:30 p.m.)
After railing on Eric and Vince for giving her the runaround, Amanda makes
Vince an offer he can't refuse. Babs (Beverly D'Angelo) orders Ari to fire
an inept employee, but he must first overcome an unwanted side effect he's
been experiencing since his breakup with Vince: compassion.
Written by Doug Ellin & Marc Abrams & Michael Benson; directed by
Episode #38: "Gotcha!"
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdate: April 30 (2:55 a.m.) and May 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (9:30
p.m.), 4 (10:30 p.m.) and 11 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: April 30 (9:00 p.m.)
Drama finds out he will be the target on Pauly Shore's new "Punk'd"-like
reality show, and thinks he's in on the joke. Eric attempts to smooth out
tensions between Vince and Amanda, but they've already been relieved. Meanwhile,
Ari's frat brother comes for a visit, and Ari finds himself jealous of the
former slacker's newfound riches, as well as his gorgeous fiancé.
Written by Rob Weiss & Doug Ellin; directed by Dan Attias.
Entourage Season 3, Part I is on DVD now.
Entourage returns today, April 8th!
Stay tuned for updates.