‘Entourage’ Creator Avoids Ratings

Apr 16, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Relationships rule again in this week’s exclusive Backlot Talk podcast with “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin, who reassured listeners that the four-strong friends, Turtle and Drama included, would all find a lady written into their script as the show goes on.

“It’s still early,” Mr. Ellin said. “All the time we’ve spent with these guys has basically comprised — each episode is a day — so about 40 days, or less. But we’ll find all of them in a relationship at some point.”

The show earned solid ratings for its return premiere, a feat all but unnoticed by the creator.

“I don’t get caught up in the numbers,” he said. “I don’t really buy them. I think we have a lot of people watching in groups and stuff; but if they say they’re good, at least the press will pick up they’re good.”

The media has also been buzzing about what’s being billed as the real-life “Entourage” show, “Sons of Hollywood,” which tracks the lives of producer Aaron Spelling’s son Randy, musician Rod Stewart’s son Sean and talent manager David Weintraub.

“I haven’t seen it, but with each one I heard the same thing: even though we’re scripted, we feel more real than the real one,” Mr. Ellin said. “We’re just trying to do our thing, and hopefully people like it. And I can’t really worry about what anybody else is doing.”

For the full interview with Mr. Ellin, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk to listen to the full podcast..

(Editor: Romanelli)