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)
The Wahlbergs head to Toronto for the grand opening of the new Wahlburgers. Paul is stressed, as usual, so Donnie heads to Canada to help his brother out, with his wife Jenny and son Elijah by his side. Meanwhile, when Johnny Drama is asked by Arthur Wahlberg to co-star in an independent film, Mark advises his friend to give it his best shot.