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Emmys 2015 Unstructured Reality: 'Wahlburgers'




Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, City councilman Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber President Carlo Scissura cut the ribbon to the new Wahlburgers Coney Island resturant on June 23, 2015 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.
Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, City councilman Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber President Carlo Scissura cut the ribbon to the new Wahlburgers Coney Island resturant on June 23, 2015 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.
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The Wahlberg family may be best known for their two most successful sons, Mark and Donnie, who have both gone on to succeed in the film and music industries, the rest of the Wahlbergs are becoming household names as well, thanks to A&E’s reality series “Wahlburgers.”

This year, the show is up for an Emmy Award for Unstructured Reality Series.

Located in the Boston suburb of Hingham, Wahlburgers is a gourmet burger joined that Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg operate.

Because of Mark and Donnie’s careers, Paul is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hingham  location, which happens to be across the street from the Wahlberg’s other restaurant, “Alma Nove.”

The reality series was created as a way to promote Wahlburgers, and what began with a single location in Hingham has now spread to other cities including Philadelphia, New York, and Toronto.

The show not only focuses on the daily happenings at the restaurant, but also the Wahlberg family dynamic. While many of the Wahlbergs appear on the show, the series’ main characters are Paul, Mark, Donnie, and their mother, Alma.

As AirTalk continues its profile of this year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series, we’ll take a look at “Wahlburgers” with executive producer Rasha Drachkovitch and get the inside scoop on the restaurant, the Wahlbergs, and how the show ties both together.

Guest:

Rasha Drachkovitch, executive producer of the Emmy-nominated A&E unstructured reality series ‘Wahlburgers.’