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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 am | Updated: 10:50 pm, Tue Jul 26, 2011.

Fame is fleeting, and so is "Entourage."

The acclaimed comedy-drama rolls into its eighth and final season (10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, HBO). Vince (Adrian Grenier) has bypassed jail time and gone to rehab to get over his drug addiction. He may be winning the battle against his demons, but one thing about Vince has not changed: He's still not the smartest cookie in the pan.

Once out of rehab, he chooses a pet project about miners that sounds like a real dog of an idea to his friends. But his entourage doesn't want to strike out at his newfound confidence, and can't find the best way to let him down easily.

Meanwhile, Eric (Kevin Connolly) is smarting from his breakup with girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Eric would confide in Vince, but Vince is still angry with Eric about a pre-rehab betrayal.

Even Ari (Jeremy Piven) isn't in the best of moods, even though his star is back and off drugs. Ari's wife (Perrey Reeves) has left him and isn't ready to make a decision about where the future will take them.

Perhaps the only one of the entourage with good news is Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon). After years of living in his superstar brother's shadow, Johnny has his own hit -- a juvenile animated comedy called "Johnny's Bananas."

"Entourage" will conclude its run with eight episodes this summer. From the looks of it, the guys' careers and their love lives are starting over from scratch.


Now that's a true-life Hollywood ending.

Other highlights for the week of July 24-30 (listings subject to change; check local listings):


"Same Name" (9 p.m., CBS). Celebrities meet commoners with the same moniker in this new reality series that asks: What's in a name, anyway? First up: David Hasselhoff of Hollywood meets David Hasselhoff, a landscaper from Lake Jackson, Texas.


"Rizzoli & Isles" (10 p.m., TNT). It's Fleet Week in Boston, and a young woman ends up dead. Meanwhile, medical examiner Isles goes on a date with a mechanic.


"E! True Hollywood Story: Snooki" (10 p.m., E!). In this deeply insightful interview, Snooki opines: "The fame is obviously awesome ..." That's deep, man.


"Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime). Twenty designers vie for the season's top prize: $100,000 to start a clothing line.

"Glee" (9 p.m., Fox). One of the best musical moments from the past season is repeated when an a cappella version of "Teenage Dream" is delivered.


"Iron Man" and "Wolverine" (11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., respectively, G4). The Marvel superheroes get an anime look applied to their latest adventures.


"The Cabin" (8 p.m., Hallmark Movie Channel). Divorced strangers (Lea Thompson and Steven Brand) clash when they are forced to share the same cabin with their respective families.

"The Lady with 700 Cats" (10 p.m., National Geographic Wild). Jane Lynch of "Glee" narrates this look at a woman who has a lot of litter boxes to clean.


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