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Ed Burns, 'Entourage' Creator Team for HBO Pilot

Edward Burn
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Ed Burns

With Entourage nearing an end, creator Doug Ellin is turning his attention to a new ensemble of guys.

Ed Burns is on board to star in the half-hour HBO pilot, tentatively titled 40, that will focus on a group of male friends navigating life in a slightly older age bracket.

Ellin had previously set up plans for an ensemble show at HBO about a posse of hedge-fund guys in New York, but that project never came to fruition at the premium cable network.

While Burn’s resume is peppered with TV guest spots, including a handful of appearances on Entourage, the project would mark his first foray into series TV.

Ellin, whose Entourage ends its eighth and final season later this year, will serve as executive producer and writer.