HBO renewed Emmy Award-winning hit comedy Entourage for a 12-episode fourth season, officials said Wednesday.
Created by Doug Ellin, the show has debuted 34 episodes to date, wrapping its 2006 run in August. Eight more episodes from the third season will debut in early 2007.
“Entourage is a standout hit for HBO,” HBO Entertainment president Carolyn Strauss said in a prepared statement. “Thanks to a terrific cast and razor-sharp writing and directing, this smart, funny show has become a genuine phenomenon.”
Earlier this year, Entourage received five Emmy nominations: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeremy Piven), two for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Dan Attias, Julian Farino) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Doug Ellin). Piven won in the first category.