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A&E Picks Up Mark Wahlberg-Produced Reality Series

Six-Episode Project to Follow Working Class Boston Women Overcoming Challenges 5/06/2013 11:14 AM Eastern

A&E has ordered a Boston-set reality series executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, on Monday picking up six episodes of the untitled project.

 

The series centers on a group of tough Boston women struggling to break free from their working class backgrounds -- real-life versions of the female characters in Wahlberg’s 2010 film The Fighter.

 

Wahlberg, a Boston native, will produce along with Stephen Levinson, Bill Thompson and Stephanie Drachkovitch.

 

It is the second Boston-set reality series in recent months for A&E, which premiered Southie Rules in January but jettisoned it to Saturdays after four episodes due to low ratings. Wahlberg’s older brother Donnie executive produces the Beantown cop reality show Boston’s Finest for TNT.

 

A&E parent company A+E Networks holds it upfront presentation for advertisers on Wednesday at New York’s Lincoln Center.

 

Deadline first reported the story.

 

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