How to Make It in America is an American comedy-drama television series created by Ian Edelman that follows the adventures of two enterprising twenty-somethings hustling their way through New York City's fashion scene, determined to achieve their version of the American Dream.
The series aired in the USA on HBO from 14 February, 2010 to 20 November, 2011. There are 16 half-hour episodes in two seasons.
How to Make It in America premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Tuesday 28 September 2010, at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on Vuzu from 28 September to 16 November, 2010, on Tuesdays at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are eight episodes in the first season.
How to Make It in America follows two enterprising Brooklyn twenty-somethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream.
Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition.
With the help of Cam's cousin Rene (Luis Guzman), who is trying to market his own high-energy drink called Rasta Monsta, and their well-connected friend Domingo (Kid Cudi), the entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.
How to Make It in America also stars Lake Bell as Ben's ex-girlfriend Rachel, who is concentrating on her own career and a new relationship; Martha Plimpton as Rachel's boss Edie, an eccentric interior designer; Shannyn Sossamon as Gingy, Ben and Cam's artsy friend; and Eddie Kaye Thomas as David Kaplan, a successful hedge fund manager and high school friend of Ben's.
Creator and first-time writer Ian Edelman collaborated with Emmy nominee Rob Weiss (Entourage) on many of the show's scripts. The pilot and other episodes of the show were directed by Julian Farino.
How to Make It in America is produced by HBO Entertainment with executive producers Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Ian Edelman, Julian Farino, Jada Miranda and Mark Wahlberg; and producer Jane Raab.
Series exclusive to Vuzu
Season 1 (8 episodes)
Premiere: 28 September 2010 | Finale: 16 November 2010 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 2 (8 episodes)
Premiere: 1 March 2012 | Finale: 19 April 2012 | Thursdays, 22h30