Actor/musician Donnie Wahlberg held a red carpet premiere for the TV show Boston’s Finest. Wahlberg is the executive producer of the reality show about Boston police officers. The Revere Hotel held the event where Wahlberg presented the first two episodes of the show with its “stars” and others involved in production. About the show (from TNT‘s press release):
This February, TNT is going to take viewers on a dramatic journey into the lives of Boston police officers - both on and off the job - in Boston's Finest, a gripping new unscripted series from executive producers Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods, New Kids on the Block) and Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna-Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories). Centering on the men and women of the Boston Police Department, Boston's Finest will offer viewers an up-close and very personal look at what it takes to protect and serve one of America's greatest and most distinctive cities. The series is set to premiere Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT.
Unlike many unscripted series about law enforcement, Boston's Finest will follow the fearless actions of the entire Boston Police Department, including patrol officers, detectives, special task forces and members of the SWAT Team, the Fugitive Unit and highly decorated Gang Unit.
The show stars Officer Manny Canuto, Sergeant Robert “Twitch” Twitchell, Officer Myles Lawton, Officer Jenn Penton (an Afghani War veteran) and Officer Ryan Mason. And in addition to following the officers while they are on duty, Boston's Finest will provide a glimpse into their personal lives when they are off the clock and living in the same neighborhoods they protect each day. Viewers will also be introduced to the officers' families, who serve as their all-important support system.
While speaking to Dirty Water TV on the red carpet Wahlberg talked about the show and why he wanted to do it, “Working with real police officers you learn what’s most important is doing their job the best they can, making sure their fellow officers are safe and not compromised by them and to get home safely to their families. Most shows on TV or in movies make the bad guys look the coolest and in our show, the cops look the coolest. They are great at what they do, they’re brave, heroic. We told the city that we wanted to do something that makes them proud. We want to do something that encourages kids to be policemen and women. And I think they will.”
Watch Boston’s Finest Wednesday November 27th on TNT and follow along on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BosFinestTNT and www.Twitter.com/DonnieWahlberg. And of course follow me at www.twitter.com/Murraymaker