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.
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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 ...
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Don't make the mistake of saying Bebe Neuwirth's incoming Inspector General will be "over" Tom Selleck's NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan on Blue Bloods.
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Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves wants to make one thing clear: The network didn't let NCIS' Cote de Pablo leave the show without putting up a fight.
"We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money, and then we offered her even more money," Moonves told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Monday. "We really didn't want to lose her. We love her; we think she was terrific. ... Ultimately she decided she didn't want to do the show."
Cote de Pablo exiting NCIS
De Pablo announced her exit earlier this month, one week before the show was scheduled to begin production on its upcoming 11th season. She expressed her gratitude to the show and its cast and crew and said she would return for a few episodes to end her character's story. But how could CBS lose the leading lady of the No. 1 show on television?
"It was purely her decision," Moonves continued. "NCIS was the highest-rated show on television last year. We don't like losing anybody, but we did everything humanly possible. We feel like we exhausted every opportunity, and she just decided she didn't want to do the show."
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[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]
Well, now we know the dome is infallible.
The military learned that the hard way during Monday's Under the Dome after shooting a missile into the dome in hopes of destroying it. Because the dome has begun to affect the outside world in various ways — namely the butterflies' sense of direction because of the magnetic field emanating from the dome — the military buses in those who were left outside of Chester's Mill to say goodbye to their families before sending in the mother of all bombs (MOAB) to destroy the dome. Instead, the dome proved resilient, destroying all the land surrounding the dome. Oops! With so many new questions raised this week, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get the scoop:
Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg
Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg got a lot more than he bargained for as the result of a recent appearance on Jenny McCarthy's VH1 talk show. After some steamy banter between the host and her guest, the pair are now dating, People reports.
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