Five episodes into its fifth season and on the heels of the third consecutive Emmy for co-star Jeremy Piven, HBO's comedy mainstay "Entourage" has been renewed for a sixth season.
Production on the sixth season of the show, created by Doug Ellin, will begin in early 2009, with launch slated for next summer.
" 'Entourage' is that rare phenomenon in TV: a smart, sharp comedy series that continues to evolve," said HBO's West Coast head Michael Lombardo.
Ellin praised HBO for "allowing the show to grow and mature."
"I never imagined when we started that we would make it to six seasons," he said.