Mark, Paul, Alma and Donnie Wahlberg
A&E is serving up more Wahlburgers: The reality series has been picked up for 18 more episodes.
"Viewers are responding to the heartwarming dynamics of Boston's first family as they balance living in the Hollywood spotlight and growing a business," David McKillop, A&E's executive vice president, said. "We look forward to seeing what the Wahlbergs cook up next."
Long before Marky Mark, NKOTB, Blue Bloods and Oscar nominations, the Wahlberg brothers, and all nine siblings, were enjoying family dinners in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. And they still are — with the cameras rolling on A&E's The Wahlburgers (premiering Wed. Jan 22, 10:30/9:30c), which serves up a candid look into the family burger restaurant, lead by older brother, chef Paul. Donnie gives us the dish.
Mark, Paul and Donnie Wahlberg
He's been nominated for two Academy Awards. He's had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His latest movie opened to $37 million earlier this month. So why would Mark Wahlberg want to star in a reality show?
"I thought kind of the same thing," executive producer Rasha Drachkovitch tells TVGuide.com. "It definitely helps that the subject matter is his family and the family business."
That family business, the Hingham, Mass., restaurant Wahlburgers, is the focus of the new A&E reality show of the same name. Premiering Wednesday at 10:30/9:30c, the docu-series follows Wahlberg, along with his two brothers, singer and Blue Bloods star Donnie and chef Paul Wahlberg, in their adventures running a restaurant together.
Winter TV 2014: Must-see new shows
After first reading about the fast-casual burger spot two years ago, Drachkovitch reached out to Mark about the reality show idea. He soon traveled to Hingham to meet ...
Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny Mccarthy
Our top moments of the week:
8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking that...
Michelle Dockery and Jimmy Fallon
This week, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery played a game of "Antler Ring Toss" with Jimmy Fallon, Homeland fans got a behind-the-scenes look at the show's Moroccan set, and the cast of Duck Dynasty outlined what items are on their Christmas lists. A&E released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Wahlberg restaurant series Wahlburgers, and Above Average released its latest Podtoon, "Crash Cab." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Paul Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg
In January, viewers will get a chance to look inside the lives of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg on their new A&E series Wahlburgers.
The unscripted series will follow the brothers back to their hometown in Boston to help their brother Paul with his hamburger restaurant. The business, which goes by the same name as the series, acts as a home base for their old gang, which includes the man who inspired...
Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Elaine Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg
A&E has ordered a new unscripted series starring Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, the cable channel announced Tuesday.
Wahlburgers, which will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 22, will follow the brothers back to their hometown in Boston to help their brother Paul with his hamburger restaurant. The business...
New Kids on the Block
TVGN announced seven original projects in development Tuesday, including ones from New Kids on the Block and Scandal's Josh Malina.
"We have commissioned a slate of original projects that capture compelling and exciting stories of Hollywood, fandom and obsession," said Brad Schwartz, TVGN's president of entertainment and media. "TVGN is committed to doing what CBS and Lionsgate do best — create hit shows that audiences love."
Check out a rundown of TVGN's projects in development below:
Oprah Winfrey, Jenny McCarthy
Oprah has responded to Jenny McCarthy's claims that she's probably on Winfrey's "sh-- list."
".@JennyMcCarthy don't have a shxt list," Winfrey tweeted. "If I did you'd never be on it. Wishing you only good fortune, love and light and watching @theview."
Check out the biggest celebrity feuds
Jenny McCarthy is a gal who knows how to play the hand she was dealt. After breaking into show business in 1993 with a Playboy pictorial, she has managed to build a career out of being a bombshell who just happens to sound like a truck driver...