Five episodes and a Jeremy Piven Emmy later, another season of a popular HBO series has been renewed quickly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Entourage has been given a sixth season by HBO. The renewal comes a few weeks after Jeremy Piven's third straight Emmy win and after just five episodes of this season.

"Entourage is that rare phenomenon in TV: a smart, sharp comedy series that continues to evolve," said HBO's West Coast president Michael Lombardo.

Series creator Doug Ellin was grateful that HBO was, "allowing the show to grow and mature."

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"I never imagined when we started that we would make it to six seasons," Ellin added.

Production on the sixth season is slated to begin in early 2009 with a summer launch.