Spike TV has picked up the off-net rights to HBO laffer “Entourage,” which will launch on the guy-oriented cabler in January.
Off-net deal includes all 78 episodes of “Entourage” to date, as well as the show’s upcoming sixth season and future episodes not yet produced.
Deal reps the first time “Entourage” has been sold into syndication. E! Entertainment and TV Guide Network were also in the bidding for the comedy.
“Entourage” is “the epitome of aspirational television for guys,” said Spike TV programming VP John Griffin.
Doug Ellin is the creator and exec producer of “Entourage.” Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Denis Biggs and Mark Wahlberg also exec produce.