HBO has announced the air date for its new comedy series "How to Make It in America." The debut will be February 14th, Sunday night, at 10:00pm. The show will follow "Big Love." This is good news for those rooting for the show, as this is HBO's premium time slot. Following a successful show like 'Big Love" is also a big help as it has a big fan base, so there will be a lot of viewers already sitting in front of their tv. For example, lead actor Bryan Greenberg's ABC drama series "October Road" did much better when it was following "Grey's Anotomy" in its first season, compared to its second season when it bounced around time slots on the network. The countdown begins...
Every day millions of people dream of making it big in Hollywood. Los Angeles is littered with waiters/waitresses, actors/actresses who spend year after year waiting for their big break. Thanks to charitybuzz, one lucky persons dream came true. Recently the website auctioned off a chance to meet Luis Guzman on the set of his new HBO comedy series "HTMIA." Guzman is a fan favorite who has made a name for himself as a character actor in hit movies like "Carlito's Way" and "Boogie Nights." At some point during the shows fall shoot, he took time out of his busy schedule for a meet and greet and tour of the shows New York City set. One lucky bidder was able to make their dream come true, if not only for a day.
Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi burst onto the hip hop scene last year with the release of his single "Day and Night." Mescudi has also been working on making a name for himself in Hollywood, literally. Earlier this year he was cast for the new HBO comedy "How to Make It in America." His character, Domingo Dean was originally slated for a comic relief role, but as his star power continue to rise, series writers have worked to give him an even larger role. "My character's name is Domingo Dean. I actually named my character after both my brothers -- Dean, who lives in Phoenix , being one of them, and Domingo. It was important to me early on to branch away from music and actually do something outside my comfort zone. When we were developing my character with the writers, I was telling them, 'Man, I don't want to be anything that has to do with music,' just because that's not really acting." (Source)
Production on the new HBO series "How to Make It in America" is taking over the Bowery. At least according to the Bowery Boogie. Cast and crew have been spotted on nearly every corner, taking over the streets. Chrystie and Cherry streets have been hit worst with spottings at Tompkins Square Park as well. While locals may be upset with the busy streets and endless miles of cables spreadout across the sidewalks, you can be sure millions of dedicated "Entourage" fans are counting the days till the show hits the air.
Craiglist has long been a favored site for unloading you old dvd collection, or getting a therapeutic massage. Apparently you can find work on there too. "How to Make It in America" has been mining the site for background actors throughout its shoot in New York City.
Central Casting for the new HBO show has been posting numerous ads looking for "featured hipsters, lower east side types and people that work in the fashion industry." The hipster movement has been strong over the past few years, but one can only imagine the new heights it will reach after Mark Wahlberg's latest project hits the air in February.
In a separate ad they are looking for " Two very featured cocktail waitresses.... Should have a killer body and be comfortable wearing a sexy waitress outfit...Looking for the stripper type vibe." The question must be asked... Which of the two stars Ben (Greenberg), or Cam (Rusak) get the menage a trois. Maybe sex IS still alive on Craigslist.
In the latest Buzz, HBO gives us a sneak peak at a few new highly anticipated shows set to air in early 2010. The first, which appears that it will carry on the long legacy of great HBO dramas is "Boardwalk Empire." Empire will show the rise of organized crime in 1920's Atlantic City. The projects pilot is being directed by Martin Scorses. There is nobody better at depicting organize crime than Scorsese, whos masterpieces Goodfellas and Casino remain the gold standard for gangster films. Expect more of the same this time around when Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt lead this ensemble cast.
Another highly anticipated show is "How to Make It in America." The show is produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of "Entourage" fame. How to Make It in America will follow the lives of two twenty-somethings taking their shot at becoming rich and famous on the griddy streets of New York City. Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk are set to lead a cast that also features hip hop recording artist Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi.
Bryan Greenberg treated his New York fans to a special surprise. At his concert at the Highline Ballroom , Greenberg brought hip-hops fastest rising star Kid Cudi on stage to help perform his hit song "You Can Run." Greenberg and Cudi are set to co-star in HBO's upcoming show "How To Make It In America." It's good to see the two stars working on their chemisty before shooting wraps up for the first season.
The final cast list is set for the new Stephen Levinson/Mark Wahlberg production. In an apparent production assistant leak, a copy of a salmon revision is floating around on the internet. No big surprises with Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk playing the lead roles. A handful of background actors rounds out the cast without any being significantly noteworthy.