Network picks up comedy for sixth season

Vincent Chase’s comeback continues: HBO has picked up “Entourage” for a sixth season. Production on the new season will begin early next year for a summer debut.

Fifth season of the half-hour laffer bowed in September.

Michael Lombardo, HBO prexy of programming group and West Coast operations, called “Entourage” a “smart, sharp comedy series that continues to evolve.”

Indeed, show about the adventures of a young actor in Hollywood is enjoying a creative resurgence after its fourth season fell flat with many critics.

Series, created and exec produced by Doug Ellin, stars Adrian Grenier as once-hot thesp Vincent Chase, as well as Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson also exec produce.

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