HBO is giving comedy series Entourage a sixth season, the network said Monday. The new season will begin production in early 2009, and will debut next summer.
Season five of Entourage debuted on HBO last month, a month that also saw actor Jeremy Piven, who plays agent Ari Gold in the series, his third straight Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy series.
“We’re thrilled to be back for another season,” said creator/executive producer Doug Ellin in a statement. “HBO has been amazing in allowing the show to grow and mature. I never imagined when we started that we would make it to six seasons.”