A&E'S EMMY(R)-NOMINATED SERIES "WAHLBURGERS" RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH 9 ALL-NEW EPISODES PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 10PM ET/PT
New York, NY - July 15, 2014 - In the new season of "Wahlburgers" Mark, Donnie, Paul and Alma are joined by an additional cast of characters, including Wahlberg brothers Arthur and Bob, their nephew Brandon and special guest, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski. "Wahlburgers" returns with nine all-new episodes on Wednesday, August 13 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E.
"Wahlburgers" goes behind-the-scenes of one of Boston's most well-known families, the Wahlbergs. Brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul join forces to embark on a hometown-based business venture, a hamburger restaurant that touts the family name. An homage to their humble beginnings, the restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including Mark's sidekicks, the real Johnny "Drama" and Henry "Nacho" Laun, Paul's trusty assistant Kari Burke and of course, the matriarch of the Wahlberg family, their spirited mother Alma.
In the new season, Mark and Donnie juggle their roles at the restaurant while working abroad. Mark heads to China to promote a film and convinces "Drama" and "Nacho" to tag along. Donnie is on tour in London with New Kids On The Block when his fiancée Jenny McCarthy arranges for a surprise visitor to help stave off his homesickness. Back in Boston, Paul gets in over his head when he decides to join a fantasy football league, so he seeks help from family friend Rob Gronkowski. Brandon finds himself caught in a prank war with Kari, while Alma has a new love in her life - her new smartphone.
"Wahlburgers" is the #1 new nonfiction program in cable among key adult demos in 2014 to date.Season one averaged 2.7 million total viewers and 1.6 million in adults 25-54 and 18-49, propelling A&E to rank as the #1 cable network in both demographics in the time period. "Wahlburgers" is nominated for a 2014 Emmy(R) Award in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category.
"Wahlburgers" is produced for A&E Network by 44 Blue Productions, in association with Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Donnie D Productions. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Donnie Wahlberg are executive producers. Executive producer for 44 Blue Productions is Rasha Drachkovitch. Executive producers for A&E are Lily Neumeyer and Devon Graham.
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