Despite showing promise after a couple of seasons, HBO announced that it is canceling How To Make It In America. The show, whose plot line mimicked the quintessential Horatio Alger story set in our modern day, followed the exploits of Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk), a pair of NYC fashion designers on the come up and looking for their big break. How To Make It In America’s realistic storyline and setting made it quite popular especially since the show had deep hip hop roots showcasing the acting chops of Kid Cudi, whose character Domingo Brown was getting significantly more screen time, and Clipse member and G.O.O.D. Music solo rapper Pusha T also made cameos. Other shows given the axe by HBO include Hung and Bored To Death.

What do you think about HBO giving the show the axe? Was it given enough time to fully develop?

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  • I actually liked this show. I enjoyed watching a show that focused on the idea of wanting to build something for yourself. As an aspiring entrepreneur I found the storyline relate-able in a lot of ways. As some mentioned it was definitely better to watch then the normal shows aimed at younger viewers.

  • Perverted Alchemist

    The only show I cared about on HBO was “Entourage”- anything else was just complete rubbish to me.

  • Liah

    I’m sad to see it go. All the characters were quite likable and Kid Cudi was a pleasant surprise on the small screen. At least Chef Roble & Co. can fill the Sunday night void.