Rasha Drachkovitch

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Watch My Show: Wahlburgers' Rasha Drachkovitch Answers Our Showrunner Survey

They've conquered the music charts, the box office and the TV screen, but now the Wahlberg family has their eye on the dinner table. Chef Paul Wahlberg launched the Boston restaurant Wahlburgers along with his actor brothers Donnie and Mark; it was inevitable that a TV series chronicling their culinary adventures would follow. A&E's Wahlburgers, which debuted in January, returns Wednesday for a second season of episodes. Besides the Wahlberg brothers, the show also features family matriarch Alma Wahlberg, as well as childhood buddies Henry "Nacho" Laun and Johnny "Drama" Alves. Executive producer Rasha Drachkovitch (Lockup) filled out our showrunner survey to explain why we should try a taste of Wahlburgers.

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Celebrity Cameos! The Real Johnny Drama! 7 Reasons to Take a Bite out of A&E's Wahlburgers

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.

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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 ...read more

An Inside Look at MSNBC's Captivating Docuseries Lockup

Despite some dire predictions from my seventh-grade teacher, I never ended up going to prison. Let's face it, they don't put you away for answering questions without raising your hand. Still, since those days, I've had an obsession with real criminal behavior — a fixation fully satisfied by Lockup, MSNBC's docu-series that follows prisoners' lives behind bars. This show has...read more

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Visiting the Old Neighborhood
Alma Nove Redecoration
Breaking Down the Bars - Amanda's Letter from Home
Breaking Down the Bars - Hannah Breaks Down

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Trading Places
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Credits

Year Title Description
2015 Nightwatch TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Wahlburgers TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Breaking Down the Bars TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 Assume the Position 201 With Mr. Wuhl TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2006 Split Ends TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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