Donnie Wahlberg may just be the busiest man in show business. We'd even say he's busier than Seacrest. Between his dramatic starring role on CBS and his constant New Kids on the Block touring and recording, he is already doing the jobs of multiple men, but he's about to add reality producer extraordinaire to his ever-growing list of current credits, with Boston's Finest, coming to TNT.
Check out our exclusive clip to the left!
Boston's Finest is a police docu-drama following the entire Boston Polic Department, including patrol officers, detectives, special task forces, members of the SWAT Team, the Fugitive Unit, and the highly decorated Gang Unit. 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.
At TNT's TCA in Los Angeles earlier this year, Wahlberg spoke candidly and passionately about his love of the city where he's from and doing the hardworking police men and women justice in his series. He is out to represent to showcase the equal passion and love those dedicated officers have for both their jobs and their city, noting that these are people who grew up in tough neighborhoods and made the choice to be the good guys.
"I grew up in Boston and I would not be allowed back in the city if I just tried to make a Boston version of Cops. It was a very delicate process putting the show together. The cops who are in the show grew up in neighborhoods that I grew up in, a bunch of them live on a street that my older brother lives on. We found it very important to make a show that represents Boston the right way," Wahlberg said.
That means not doing another Southie Rules, which has taken heat for being scripted and stereotypical.
"This is something that I'm passionate about. This is what speaks to my sensibilities. And I'm in Boston all the time. I mean, I'm in those streets every day. I deal with the people there every day so for me, it's the story that I want to tell, it's about the people that I know, it's about the people I grew up with, that I grew up around, and people who are doing heroic things," he said.
To back up Wahlberg's words, LA TV Insider Examiner has obtained an exclusive first look clip from Wahlberg and his new series. In this, he shows fans around Boston, including taking the audience to his childhood home!
Boston's Finest premieres on TNT on February 27th 2013 at 9 p.m.
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