After a stellar series launch, A&E Network has picked up 18 more episodes of the hit reality series Wahlburgers, featuring Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg and Paul Wahlberg as they expand their burger restaurant business in the Boston area, it was announced today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E.
Since its premiere on January 22, 2014, Wahlburgers has seen audience growth week after week, averaging 3.5 million total viewers in its first season to date. Here's what David McKillop had to say in a statement.
"Viewers are responding to the heartwarming dynamics of Boston's first family as they balance living in the Hollywood spotlight and growing a business. We look forward to seeing what the Wahlberg cook up next."
Wahlburgers gives a behind-the-scenes look into one of Boston's most well-known families, the Wahlbergs. Brothers Mark, Donnie head back to their hometown to join forces with their professed 'most talented sibling,' Paul, in their tasty business venture. A homage to their humble beginnings, the hamburger restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including the real Johnny "Drama" and their spirited mother Alma.
Wahlburgers is produced for A&E Networks 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.