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As we enter the final season of Entourage, few would dispute that the show has had a good, long run. With the start of its eighth season slated for July 24, it will go down as HBO's longest-running scripted show.
But was everybody ready to see the show go? Apparently not.
"We got canceled," said a light-hearted Kevin Connolly (who plays Eric Murphy) on Tuesday, during an interview on Today. "We were not on board with it at all!" His costars, Adrian Grenier (Vince Chase), Jerry Ferrara (Turtle), Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama) and Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold) laughed heartily and nodded along.
"We'd shoot tomorrow if you'd let us," cracked Dillon.
Matt Lauer also laughed and asked, "And what about a movie? Are you guys on board with that?"
"We are on-board with that," Connolly replied. "We're gonna try really hard to make that happen."
During the last few years, there have been some signs that Entourage is showing its age. Seth Rogen questioned whether the show was really funny in a 2008 GQ article.
Even Piven admitted, during an April interview with New York magazine, that it might be time for the show to end. "Could we do more?" he said. "Absolutely. But I think that’s the perfect way to end it. And people’s biggest complaint with me is that there needs to be more show -- it’s not long enough. So I think that we’re set up pretty nicely for a movie."