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 2 premiered on Vuzu on Thursday 1 March 2012, at 22h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are eight episodes in the second and final season.
Who will you become to get what you want? That's the question facing enterprising twentysomethings Ben and Cam, as they continue to pound the pavement in New York to make their dreams come true in the second season of How to Make It in America.
Back in New York after a potentially lucrative trip to Japan, Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) hit the ground running, hustling for every opportunity.
The partners scour the downtown scene for new business connections, following every lead they can to get noticed in the ultra-competitive fashion industry and make headway with CRISP, their homemade fashion line of T-shirts and hoodies.
As the stakes get higher, the charming entrepreneurs confront new obstacles in New York City, yet remained determined to achieve the American Dream.
Meanwhile, Ben's ex-girlfriend Rachel (Lake Bell) has returned to New York transformed by a trip to Africa and Europe; Cam's cousin and reformed gangster Rene (Luis Guzman) is marketing his Rasta Monsta energy drink; Domingo (Kid Cudi), Cam and Ben's well-connected friend, is developing his own "entrepreneurial" business; and successful hedge fund manager David Kaplan (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is a big supporter of Ben and Cam's venture.
Attempting to negotiate turbulent romantic waters, Ben finds his relationship with his girlfriend, Julie (Margarita Levieva), tested by Rachel's return, while Cam lands a new girlfriend, Lulu (Nicole Laliberte), who owns a clothing store.
How to Make It in America is executive produced by series creator Ian Edelman, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Julian Farino, Rob Weiss and Jill Soloway.
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