Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are getting a taste of reality.
The brothers have signed on to star in an unscripted series for A&E Network that will center around their family-owned Hingham, Mass.-based restaurant, Wahlburgers. (A second location is planned to open in Toronto early next year.)
The series, titled Wahlburgers, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the family as well as their restaurant. The show finds Mark and Donnie heading back to their Boston hometown to join forces with their professed "most talented sibling," Paul, who serves as executive chief.
The hamburger restaurant also serves as a hangout for their friends and family, including the real Johnny “Drama” (Alves) and their mother, Alma, along with other members of the Wahlberg's "original entourage," including Henry "Nacho" Laun and Billy Leonard.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
Donnie decides to run Wahlburgers for a day to settle an argument with his older brother Paul about who has it tougher. As Paul watches nervously from the sidelines, Donnie's loose managerial style eventually leads to an appreciation for his big brother's attention to detail. Meanwhile, Drama gets another crack at fame when Arthur, the oldest of the Wahlberg brothers, offers him a co-starring role in a new independent film.