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HBO deals for NY Entourage, Fat Girl

What if we took the guys from Entourage and threw them in New York City?

That was what went through the minds of HBO execs recently when the network gave the green light to How to Make It in America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy focuses on a trio of young 20-somethings who hustle their way to success.

The show is being produced by the same team that's behind Entourage, HBO's comedy about young 20-somethings working their way through Hollywood.

"These guys don't want to wait for things to happen, they make them happen," said producer Stephen Levinson of Closest to the Hole, which he runs with Mark Wahlberg. "That's the attitude of this generation, which [screenwriter Ian Edelman] represents very well."

HBO has also optioned the rights to the novel Conversations With the Fat Girl from author Liza Palmer. The story follows a "fat girl" dealing with the loss of her friend--a former fat girl herself--to the dating scene.

Elsewhere, ABC is moving forward with an American version of the French comedy Don't Do This, Don't Do That. The show is shot documentary-style and follows the very different lives of two families.

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first season of entourage was hilarious. Last one not so much.
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yea and I bet when the HBO show comes out everyone will like it. happens every time.....
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If you have HBO, try Showtime for a month. They have some really great shows- Dexter is brilliant, Californication is hilarious, I'm really enjoying I Can't Believe I'm Still Single...they have Weeds and Diary of a Call Girl, but I didn't care for either. Penn and Teller if you like them.
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I pray to God they're not going to cancel Entourage because of How To Make it in America.
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As I've said before, more junk on t.v.
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I've actually read the book 'conversations with the fat girl'.. its quite a good novel.. not what it sounds like at all. Its sort of like 'bridget jones meets sex in the city'.. not sure how they'll turn it into a show without messing it up...
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right! no one wants to see a show about fat people,it sounds like there trying to make fun of them, and then a show about america. we live in america, we are reminded of it everyday. i think that HBO should give it up. if you run out of ideas then its nothing left for you to do. i think its time for HBO to go back to square one and start over. =)
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being fat as now become part of the american life... ahah no offence ... as for how to make it, it looks good wahlberg only do good things as a producer (as an actor it's definitely an another problem)... i'll have to agree that HBO might have run out of ideas ...
except for east bound and down (for those who have watched the leak pilot, you'll know what i'm talking about) which is going to be great .. (and original)
watch showtime instead ..
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I dunno...After Six Feet Under, Sopranos, Deadwood, etc, etc... got cancelled, Curb your Enthusiasim and Entourage are all I got left on HBO. I hope America is good and i hope that A song of ice and fire gets made, then maybe i can like HBO again....
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HBO is so done...
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Almost all TV shows are "Clones" of other shows and such.

Heroes/X-Men

24/Mission: Impossible



And so on!
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Yeah, hereosfan, I thought the same thing. Although it has alot of potential because it is New York, it is SOOOO unlike HBO to give into a spinoff show, let alone a crappy show. I don't get it. Spinoff shows are what lame networks do when they've run out of ideas...and this is supposed to be HBO, not real tv, right? Yeah, that network is going to jump the shark! GO SHOWTIME!
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We don't want to see fat people on tv... It's depressing and make us eat more, lol.
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the fat girl show is going to be awful
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If done right, How to Make it in America should be awesome.
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Sounds like a clone borrr HBO has officially run out of ideas.
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