Entourage was one of the most well-received sitcoms in the mid 2000s as it made its debut in 2004 and ended in 2011, lasting for 8 seasons. It aired on HBO during its runtime and was loosely based on the life of Mark Wahlberg.
The show was a huge success as it receiver several award nominations, including 26 Primetime Emmy nominations and 14 Golden Globe nominations. In fact, the series even got its own feature film in 2015. However, it seems the creator of the series is displeased with how HBO has treated the series.
While speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, Entourage creator Doug Ellin claims that HBO is trying to ‘bury’ the series. He added that the show isn’t promoted on HBO Max despite the series being critically praised at the time of its release, citing ‘PC culture’ as a reason why.
“For a while, we were hiding in, like, ‘wish-fulfillment shows…We were nominated for the Emmys or the Golden Globes almost every single year, so to not put us on the must-see comedy list was pretty bizarre…I resent it tremendously. I don’t think Entourage was this vulgar boys fest that it is painted as now. When we came out, the New York Times said we were the smartest show on television. Then all of a sudden this righteous wave of PC culture, and again you are talking to a liberal who wants equality for all and wants everyone to be kinder and gentler, when people write about it they say something that Ari said is how I express myself which it’s really offensive.”
Many fans agree that the show is a product of its time and a lot of jokes haven’t exactly aged that well, especially those that target various characters’ races, sexuality, and genders. Perhaps a reboot of the series by taking a very different approach might be what it needs in the end.