HBO has been known to let the better part of two years pass between seasons of its original series. That will emphatically not be the case with "Entourage" this summer.
The show's current season is scheduled to come to an end Sunday, June 3. It will then be off the air for all of 14 days before a new season kicks off on June 17, where it will anchor a Sunday lineup that also features two new shows, David Milch's drama "John From Cincinnati" and another comedy, "Flight of the Conchords."
HBO has also set a premiere date for the second season of "Big Love," which will migrate to Monday nights starting June 11.
The short turnaround for "Entourage" owes to the fact that the current episodes are part of the show's third season, which was broken up into two parts, the first 12 airing last summer and the remaining eight saved for this run. The episodes starting June 17 are part of the series' fourth season.
"John from Cincinnati," which centers on a Southern California surfing family and stars Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca De Mornay and Austin Nichols, is set to debut Sunday, June 10, following the series finale of "The Sopranos." It will then move to 9 p.m. the following week.
Season two of "Big Love" will follow the polygamous Henrickson family, whose lifestyle had been exposed at the end of the previous season. "Flight of the Conchords," which debuts after "Entourage" on June 17, centers on a pair of musicians from New Zealand trying to make it in New York.