NBC'S 'THE BLACK DONNELLYS' � WILL PREMIERE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (10-11 P.M. ET) WITH ENCORE AIRINGS ON NBC'S SISTER NETWORKS USA AND BRAVO
NEW YORK � February 23, 2007 � NBC's new mid-season drama "The Black Donnellys" will premiere on Monday, February 26 (10-11 p.m. ET) -- following the hit drama "Heroes" (9-10 p.m. ET). In case you miss it, there will be repeat performances on USA Network, which will air the pilot on Tuesday, March 6, (12-1:00 A.M. ET), as well as Bravo, which will air the first two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, March 11 (4:00 & 5:00P.M. ET).
Academy Award winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (both for "Crash") are the creators and executive producers of "The Black Donnellys," a gritty new drama series filmed in New York City and loosely based on Moresco's background. Haggis is also an Academy Award nominee for the original screenplay, "Letters From Iwo Jima."
The series follows the exploits of four young, working-class Irish-American brothers and their involvement in organized crime in New York City. The Donnelly brothers will do anything to protect each other against all odds.
The ensemble cast includes Kirk Acevedo, Thomas Guiry, Billy Lush, Keith Nobbs, Michael Stahl-David, Jonathan Tucker and Olivia Wilde. The pilot was directed by Haggis, who also wrote the Academy Award-winning "Million Dollar Baby."
"The Black Donnellys" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Blackfriars Bridge Productions.