‘Entourage’ Creator Talks Emmys, Syndication

Aug 21, 2006  •  Post A Comment

By TVWeek Staff

Doug Ellin won’t let a little event like his first trip to the Emmy Awards stop him from writing the final episode of the current season of HBO series “Entourage.”

Mr. Ellin, the show’s creator and executive producer, has been working without a break on season three since last August, he said Monday during his weekly debriefings in Showrunner Shop Talk on TVWeek.com.

He plans to shoot this season’s last episode Sept. 13. “I have an episode to shoot and no script,” he said.

Mr. Ellin hopes this weekend will be his last working weekend for a while and plans to write up until he has to walk into the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

“Entourage” has been nominated for five Emmys, including Mr. Ellin’s first nomination, for outstanding writer in a comedy series.

Mr. Ellin also discussed during Shop Talk what he does on the production to prepare for the possible syndication of the series.

One more original episode of “Entourage” will premiere Sunday at 10 p.m. (ET) on HBO before going on a break. The remainder of the season’s new shows are expected to air in March, paired with the final episodes of “The Sopranos.”