All the way back in January, we got word that our favorite hamburger restaurant Wahlburgers, brilliantly named after its founding family, was in the process of filming its own reality show. Only the wicked best news we’ve evah heard in ah fuckin’ lives! (Boston accent?) I don’t know why it took so long, we’ve been here waiting and waiting and waiting, but the show is finally going to come to our TVs! (In January!) (A YEAR LATER.) (Why even tell us good news about something if you’re going to wait a year to give it to us?!) From The Wrap:

The Brothers Walbergh are franchising: Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are expanding the family business with the A&E reality show “Wahlburgers,” about their Boston restaurant.

The show is no joke: Donnie Wahlberg announced on “The Arsenio Hall Show” Tuesday that it will debut in the plum time slot after “Duck Dynasty,” TV’s biggest reality show, on Jan. 22 at 10:30/9:30c.

They’ll be joined by the Wahlberg they say is their “most talented sibling,” their older brother Paul. The restaurant is based in their old neighborhood, and the supporting cast includes Johnny “Drama” Alves, who was the inspiration for Johnny Drama on Mark Wahlberg’s HBO series “Entourage,” as well as their mother, Alma.

UH, OBVIOUSLY THE SHOW IS NO JOKE. Please don’t condescend to the reality TV show about the Mark and Donnie Wahlberg hamburger restaurant Wahlburgers which will feature the inspiration for Entourage‘s Johnny Drama as well as their mother, Alma. Uh, yeah duh it’s serious. I’ll see you on January 22nd, after whatever Duck Dynasty continues to be! I don’t know if I can sleep for that long but I can definitely try, goodnight! (Thanks for the tip, Matthew!)

Comments (27)
  1. They really should embrace reality TV culture more and call the show Eating Up With the Wahlbergs.

  2. The surprising thing about Duck Dynasty’s popularity is how much people apparently like being bored by TV shows.

  3. As someone who has been to Wahlburgers, um, multiple times, I feel the need to point out that the restaurant is currently in hoity-toity Hingham and nowhere near their old neighborhood. The only local flavor you’ll get from that local is the taste of delicious tater tots and a shot of the nearby parking lot. Mm, though, those tater tots.

  4. “I didn’t cahm hehr to make frehns frahs, Dahnnie.”

  5. How soon can we start speculating about the movie???

  6. That’s not the only reality series Donnie Walhberg is gonna be in – he’s also gonna be on a show called Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block where you can take a cruise with New Kids on the Block and they’ll film the whole thing.
    Golden Age of Television? Check.

  7. WAIT!

    Johnny Drama isn’t based on Donnie Wahlburg, but some other guy???

    I did not get the point of Entourage at all, apparently. It was my Twin Peaks.

  8. YOU GUYS!! I have real breaking news: I just passed my dissertation orals!!! WOO HOOOO!!!! Take that, Wahlburgers!

  9. Hey guys, just fulfilling my Wahlbergs promise to always remind you how much I love the Wahlbergs and can’t wait for this show! XOXOXO

  10. “A&E Beefs Up Their Prime Time Lineup” -Entertainment Weekly

  11. I just hope someone told Gabe about this.

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