HBO also announces launch date for 'Hung'
HBO has set June 27 for the new-season launches of half-hour laffers “Entourage” and “Hung.”“Entourage” will be going into its seventh season on the pay cabler. The last original episode aired in October with the guys heading to Italy after several romantic relationships had dissolved. Jeremy Piven has won three Emmys for his role as uberagent Ari Gold. Mark Wahlberg, Doug Ellin, Stephen Levinson, Denis Biggs, Rob Weiss and Ally Musika are exec producers. Detroit-based “Hung,” starring Thomas Jane as a high school teacher with an anatomical gift, finished its 10-episode first season in September and will run another 10 episodes. Both Jane and co-star Jane Adams were Golden Globe nominated. Created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson, “Hung” is also exec produced by Alexander Payne, Michael Rosenberg, John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern. HBO recently gave another 30-minute skein, “How to Make It in America,” a second-season renewal.