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Donnie Wahlberg Talks New Kids Reunion on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 9th 2011 12:15PM
Donnie Wahlberg Talks New Kids Reunion on 'Regis and Kelly''Blue Bloods' star Donnie Wahlberg talks about the significance of his reunion tour with boy band New Kids on the Block on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated). But, Regis Philbin seems to miss the importance of the event by suggesting a name change for the group that's more befitting their age.

"The tour was incredible. I mean, all these woman came back after so many years," said Wahlberg. "It was unbelievable. It was a very profound experience for the band."

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'Blue Bloods' is a New York Show... Or So They Say - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 29th 2010 6:01AM
Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg on CBS's ' Blue Bloods' panel at the Summer 2010  TCAsOne of the more overused cliches spilled by panelists at the press tour is that a show's locale is like another character on the show. Why is it cliche? Because those producers are only right half the time; they may shoot a show on location, but for some reason the location doesn't seem to come into play in the show's action at all. In fact, the show could be shot anywhere and it would feel the same.

Both the producers of 'Hawaii Five-O' and Tom Selleck in 'Blue Bloods' mentioned that their respective locales are characters in their shows. But, while you could feel the Hawaiian vibe in 'Five-O,' the New York in the 'Blue Bloods' pilot felt weirdly sanitized, even though the show was shot there.

One of the things that did it for me was the fact that Selleck's character, New York police commissioner Frank Reagan, is called the police chief. It's a small thing, but one that grates on an east coaster like myself.

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Donnie Wahlberg Gets a Boss Role on 'Rizzoli & Isles'

by Harley W. Lond, posted Apr 19th 2010 7:50PM
Donnie Wahlberg's acting arc has been a positive one, moving from killers and thugs to detectives and heroes. His latest arc will take place on TNT's upcoming police series, 'Rizzoli & Isles.'

The series stars 'Law & Order's' Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander of 'NCIS' in a drama that revolves around the friendship between Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) and her medical examiner friend Maura Isles (Alexander).

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Donnie Wahlberg Gets Vengeful on 'In Plain Sight' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 1st 2010 5:20AM
Donnie Wahlberg on 'In Plain Sight'On last night's season premiere of 'In Plain Sight' (Wed., 10PM ET on USA), Donnie Wahlberg guest starred as a father in witness protection who isn't afraid of a little revenge.

When his teenage son is beaten, Donnie hunts down the assailant and threatens to shoot him, an action he's apparently familiar with. I.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) interrupts the proceedings, but has a different type of vengeance in mind ...
Watch the video after the jump.

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Tom Selleck to Star in New Show For CBS (But it's Not Jesse Stone)

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 17th 2010 3:04PM
Tom SelleckWhen I first saw the headline that Tom Selleck was going to star in a new drama for CBS, my mind instantly went to 'Jesse Stone,' the fine series of TV movies based on the books by Robert B. Parker. I think it would make for a great TV series, but alas, this is a completely different show.

Selleck is in talks to play the lead in a new drama for the network that would center on a family of cops in New York. Selleck would play the police chief and other members of his family would include Donnie Wahlberg (playing his son) and Len Cariou (playing his father). The show used to be called 'Reagan's Law' but now they're changing the name.

I'd rather see some Jesse Stone movies (or how about a 'Magnum, P.I.' reunion?), but if it keeps Selleck at CBS that means they'll be more Jesse Stone movies, so that's a good thing.

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Gone Too Soon: Boomtown

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 3rd 2009 10:05AM
I remember watching Boomtown for the first time. I remember where I was, and at what point in our lives it was on the air. Now, I watch a lot of television and have seen and forgotten more shows than most people would ever even want to be aware of. But Boomtown had that much of an impact on me.

Oh, I'm a sucker for a unique premise or take on familiar territory. I first tuned in to 24 because it took place in "real time," and I just had to see how that would work. I tuned into Boomtown because it promised me a look at crime from every possible perspective. How, I wondered, is that possible? And yet it brilliantly, beautifully and all too briefly was.

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Brian Dennehy gets tough in Bunker Hill

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 17th 2008 12:38PM
Brian Dennehy in Bunker HillBrian Dennehy has played a variety of roles over the years, everything from Cocoon to voicing a part in the kids' movie Ratatouille. But I tend to think of his tough-guy roles, like he played in Assault on Precinct 13 and Righteous Kill, released in theaters in September.

Now he's got another tough-guy role in the works. He's been tapped to co-star opposite Donnie Wahlberg on TNT's drama pilot Bunker Hill.

The pilot, directed by Jon Avnet, explores crime, corruption and deceit in the Bunker Hill section of Boston. Wahlberg plays Mike Moriarty, a cop who returns to Boston to protect the streets he grew up on, and Dennehy plays Martin Kelsey, a flower shop owner who was a former mob boss.

Sounds similar to The Departed, doesn't it, with the Boston setting and another Wahlberg on board? With Dennehy, Wahlberg, and Avnet involved, I'll look forward to hearing more about this project. Avnet was the producer and director of the aforementioned Righteous Kill, and I've appreciated his work dating back to 1983's Risky Business, where he served as producer.

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TNT & TBS have big plans for original content

by Brett Love, posted May 15th 2008 12:41PM

TNTAmong many announcements from TNT at upfront week was the stated goal to dramatically increase original content. The network aims to eventually reach 80% original content, with plans for three original nights a week by 2010. How are they going to reach those goals? With cops. Lots and lots of cops.

We've already heard about the new Donnie Wahlberg DEA series, Morse Code. Three other cop shows are in development at the network, including Delta Blues, from executive producer George Clooney, which follows the story of a Memphis cop who does a little Elvis impersonating on the side. 24 co-creator Joel Surnow is also joining the TNT family with an as yet untitled series built around an ATF agent. Finishing off the law enforcement party is Angel City. Written by L.A. cop Will Beall and Barry Schindel, Angel City is being compared to Adam-12. Read on past the jump for the less cuff-heavy goings on over at TNT.

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Donnie Wahlberg set for new TNT drama

by Allison Waldman, posted May 14th 2008 1:08PM
Don WahlbergFormer New Kid on the Block singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg is heading back to series television. Wahlberg will team with and director/producer Jon Avnet for a new TNT series called Morse Code. The title may change, but the set up is Donnie as a war hero who becomes an officer for the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). His beat is Boston, Donnie's hometown. The show is being scripted by Walon Green (Law & Order) and Avent will direct the pilot.

Wahlberg starred in the 2002 NBC drama, Boomtown, a highly touted series that never lived up to the network's expectations. That was the first time Donnie worked with Jon Avnet. More recently, in 2006, he was the star of Runaway for The CW. He received good notices for Spike's FX's The Kill Point in 2007, co-starring John Leguizamo.

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Spike cancels The Kill Point

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 14th 2007 3:42PM

The Kill PointI know, I know: 69% of you are saying, "what the heck is The Kill Point?" (50% of you might even be saying, "what the heck is Spike?" I call those people "women.")

Spike has canceled the Donnie Wahlberg drama after only one season. The show actually got decent ratings, especially among guys of a certain age, but the network has decided to go crazy on reality shows instead of investing in original, scripted programming. A spokesman for the network gave this quote: "We are out of the serialized one-hour business. We need programming that we can repeat." Oh, I'm sure TV fans are gritting their teeth over that one.

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MTV Networks, BBC America, Discovery and more - TCA Report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 15th 2007 2:02PM

tva logoFriday's TCA, which continued cable TV presentations, felt like three days rolled into one.

Just how jam-packed and eclectic are the programs and announcements that were made?

Here's a sample: Dynasty diva Joan Collins is checking into BBC America's Hotel Babylon, Richard Dreyfus (Jaws) is not afraid to get back into the water as host of The Discovery Channel's Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever and Jonny Fairplay (Survivor) of CMT's Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull-Riding Challenge sadly announced that his beloved grandmother passed away two weeks ago.

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Donnie Wahlberg returns to television

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 11th 2007 12:34PM
donnie wahlbergDonnie Wahlberg is back on television after the abrupt cancellation of his short-lived show, Runaway, last fall. Wahlberg and his former Boomtown co-star, Jason Gedric, are starring in an original movie on A&E called Kings of South Beach. Gedric plays Chris Troiano, founder of South Beach's most famous night clubs frequented by celebrities. But trouble begins when Chris and his new buddy, Andy Burnett (Wahlberg), open a new nightclub together. Both man have seedy pasts that catch up with them, getting them in trouble with money and mobsters.

Kings of South Beach airs Monday, March 12 at 9 pm on A&E.

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Veronica, Chris to make an early debut online

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 2nd 2006 1:09PM
runaway; donnie wahlbergThe CW is jumping on this internet bandwagon thing by offering up some of its season premieres online. Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris and newcomer Runaway will be available on MSN.com for one week before they premiere on the network. Online (and commercial-free) premiere dates are: Runaway on Sept. 18, Everybody Hates Chris on Sept. 24, and Veronica Mars on Sept. 26.

Runaway, by the way, is an hour-long drama about an all-American family that moves to Iowa because they're on the run from the law. The father of the family (Donnie Wahlberg) was convicted of a crime he didn't commit and the family is trying to track down the real killer. It was created by Sex and the City creator, Darren Star. (See a preview here)

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