How To Make It In America

Misfits actors leaving

Two Misfits actors have confirmed they will not be returning to the series for its fourth season. Iwan Rheon and Antonia Thomas, who play Simon and Alisha respectively, have both announced their departure from the UK drama.

HBO cancels quality shows

HBO has cancelled How To Make It In America, Hung and Bored to Death after poor ratings for all three this year.

Jones not coming back to X Factor USA

X Factor USA presenter Steve Jones is believed to be on the way out next season, after receiving a mixed reaction from viewers in the role this year.

Producers attempt to save Cougar Town

The producers of Cougar Town are going to great lengths to save their series, which was left off the ABC mid-season schedule. Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel are planning a tour across the US where they will promote the series in an attempt to get some hype back.

Check out the line-up for the opening day of Sky’s new premium content channel SoHo.

 

THE SOPRANOS

Series 1, Episode 1, 3pm   

Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is your average, middle-aged businessman. With a few complications. He has a son, a dutiful wife (Edie Falco), a not-so-dutiful daughter (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), a not-too-secret mistress, and a whole other Family. When a series of anxiety attacks land him in the office of a psychiatrist (Lorraine Bracco), Tony opens up about his career as a “waste-management consultant” and tries to come to terms with the professional and private strains that have brought him to the brink of a breakdown.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

4pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

SIX FEET UNDER

Series 1, Episode 1, 4.30pm

From Alan Ball, Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of True Blood, this critically-lauded, multi-award winning drama takes a darkly comic and frequently surreal look at a dysfunctional Los Angeles family running an independent funeral home.  When the patriarch of the typically atypical Fisher family is killed on Christmas Eve, prodigal elder son Nate (Peter Krause) returns home for the holidays to a family in disarray; his mother Ruth (Francis Conroy), brother David (Michael C. Hall), and rebellious sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose) each have their own ways of dealing with grief, while the family business manages the grief of others.

 

SoHo On Set: BOARDWALK EMPIRE

5.30pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire.

 

ENTOURAGE

Series 1, Episode 1, 6pm

As the very last season wraps up in the US, SoHo takes you back to the very beginning. Based on the real life escapades of actor (and series executive producer) Mark Wahlberg and his group of friends as they first started out in Hollywood, Entourage is a quick paced half hour following young A-lister Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his ‘entourage’ of friends as they navigate all that is glitzy and golden in the City of Angels.

 

HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA

Series 1, Episode 1, 6.30pm

Entourage masterminds Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are behind this tale of two up-and-comers in their 20s, hustling their way through New York City trying to find a shortcut to the American Dream. Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) are determined to make a name for themselves in New York’s competitive fashion scene, and use their street knowledge and contacts to try to make their dreams a reality. With the help of their well connected friend Domingo (Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi), and Cam’s ex con cousin Rene (Luis Guzmán) Ben and Cam dive head first into the fashion industry, from flipping leather jackets to launching their own denim line, all in an effort to make it big. The road to success is never easy, but if you can “Make It” in New York, you can make it anywhere.

 

TRUE BLOOD

Series 1, Episode 1, 7pm

See where the cult phenomenon began, as SoHo takes you back to the beginning with Season 1 of this seductive blood-sucking series. Produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is a dark and sexy tale; set in a fictional version of our world where vampires not only exist, but have “come out of the coffin” and joined society – progressing from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight.

The series follows Sookie Stackhouse (Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), a telepath and waitress at Merlotte’s Grill, in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where all manner of person can be found, human or otherwise. Sookie is fascinated by vampires and when Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173 year old vampire arrives in town, they are drawn together and Sookie soon finds herself deep inside his world of supernatural beings, where danger is always close behind.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

8pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

GAME OF THRONES

Series 1, Episodes 1 & 2, 8.30pm

Based on the bestselling book series ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’ by George R.R. Martin, comes an epic new fantasy series from HBO that promises to redefine the genre. A tale of family, treachery, and the never-ending pursuit of power, this ten-part series, dubbed “The Sopranos in Middle Earth”, will win over fantasy fans as well as the uninitiated.  In the land of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, several families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms and the Iron Throne that rules over them. There are the noble Starks, whose patriarch Ned (Sean Bean) is named the Hand of the King after his predecessor dies under suspicious circumstances; there are the scheming Lannisters, who have their eyes fixed on controlling the throne at all costs; and there’s Princess Daenerys and her brother Viserys, exiled across the narrow sea following the bloody defeat of their ruling Targaryen forebears. As betrayal, lust, and supernatural forces shake the land, the bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Winter is coming. Let the Game of Thrones begin.

Featuring an A-list cast including Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Peter Dinklage* (The Station Agent), Lena Headey (300), Michelle Fairley (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2), Kit Harington (Greys Inbetween), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam), Emilia Clarke (Triassic Attack), Harry Lloyd (Robin Hood), Richard Madden (Hope Springs), Alfie Owen-Allen (Atonement), Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), and Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins).