A&E announced Tuesday that it has given a 10-episode order to Donnie Loves Jenny, an unscripted reality series that will follow Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy as they navigate married life. The series will start off with a one-hour long premiere that will feature the couple’s wedding in August, and will be followed by nine half-hour episodes.
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If you took MTV’s Catfish, removed Nev and Max (and all producers, for that matter), added a potentially haunted cabin with no escape, removed all technology, and added six days to the journey, you’d have A&E’s Love Prison. Confused?
In Love Prison, A&E finds couples who have been talking on the internet and brings them face-to-face. Only, they do it in a remote cabin on an island with absolutely no one else around. With cameras in the house following their every move, the couple then spends seven days together to ultimately decide if they want to pursue a relationship. Oh, and they can’t bring their cell phones (or any technology) with them and they only get one hour to spend outside each day.
But before the show premieres at 10 p.m. on Sept. 8, EW has the exclusive first episode, featuring Jeanne and Billy (and at least one shark costume). Watch the full hour below.
Mark Pellegrino is joining the A&E drama The Returned, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed French series about long-presumed dead people who suddenly begin to reappear, EW has confirmed.
The former Lost star will be reunited with Carlton Cuse, who served as showrunner on the ABC hit. Cuse is writing and executive producing with Raelle Tucker (True Blood).
A&E Network has announced a slate of new non-fiction series and pilots to add to its lineup.
New series include Love Prison, a unique social experiment where an online couple meets for the first time on a remote island with cameras capturing ever moment for one week with no escape, and Dogs of War, a series about the nonprofit organization Paws and Stripes that matches veterans experiencing PTSD with potentially lifesaving best friends. Among the pilots in development is the previously announced Big Brew Theory, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg, which follows four MIT grad students and four MIT undergrads teaming up to create a home grown micro-brewery.
“As our successful long-running franchises continue to be the driving force of the network, we are making a significant investment in growing our unique slate of quality original nonfiction programming,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E..
Take a look at the full descriptions of the shows below: READ FULL STORY
'Bates Motel' finale postmortem: EP on what's next for Dylan, that kiss, and the emergence of a 'dark part' of Norman
The season 2 finale of Bates Motel gave viewers a lot to think about: Is the Norman we knew gone for good? Will Dylan take over the drug trade? And what was up with that kiss?!
We caught up with Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin to dissect the finale — kiss included! — and what that ending means for Norman Bates’ journey. Check out our chat below: READ FULL STORY
'Bates Motel' postmortem: EP on Norman's memory, Dylan's [spoiler!], and 'burning flame' between Norma and Romero
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the penultimate episode of Bates Motel season 2, stop reading now!
Just when you thought Bates Motel couldn’t get any creepier, they went and put Norman in a box full of bugs. However, that box ended up being a lot more than just a holding place. It was the place where Norman finally remembered his night with Blaire Watson.
So what comes next for the nice kid with a dark side? Or what about his brother, who just killed the leader of the town’s biggest drug family? We caught up with Bates Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin to talk about what exactly happened in that box, Dylan’s journey, Norma’s chemistry with Sheriff Romero, and more: READ FULL STORY
'Bates Motel': What's next for Cody; plus, watch Norman experience a blackout-inducing flashback -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Despite his love of taxidermy and a very close relationship with his mother, Norman Bates still somehow finds time for a little romance. And during the last episode of Bates Motel, he took his relationship with Cody to the next level. However, we’ve got an exclusive look at Monday’s episode, in which Cody and Norman’s next hangout quickly turns dangerous when her father comes home early. And things only get worse when a memory forces Norman into his darkest state.
But before we get to the clip, we talked with Paloma Kwiatkowski, who plays Cody, about the clip, what’s next for Cody, and more:
Apparently, Monday nights are more welcoming to serial killers than those who hunt them.
EW has confirmed that A&E has pulled Chloë Sevigny’s new drama, Those Who Kill, from its 10 p.m. Monday slot after only two episodes. As a result, the network will move Bates Motel back an hour, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The placement of Those Who Kill is still undecided. As of right now, it’s off the network’s schedule.
Just call it the real-life Entourage… with extra cheese.
A&E announced today that brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have inked a deal to appear in and executive produce a new unscripted series called Wahlburgers, which will go behind the scenes of their family’s Boston-based burger joint. Donnie broke the news about the series during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night. (And yes, that was indeed one of the most ’90s sentences ever written.)
In addition to the two most famous Wahlbergs, the show will also feature real-life characters including their brother Paul, who serves as the restaurant’s executive chef, their spitfire mother Alma, and Wahlberg cousin Johnny Alves — a.k.a. the real Johnny Drama.
Wahlburgers, produced for A&E by 44 Blue Productions, will premiere Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. Watch Donnie give a few hints about the show in the clip below.
The next step after exposing the world of male strip clubs? Descending into a bordello-themed New Orleans nightclub, naturally.
EW has confirmed that Channing Tatum is developing an hourlong reality pilot for A&E that revolves around Saints & Sinners, a Bourbon Street bar/restaurant that Tatum opened with friend and business partner Keith Kurtz last fall. Tatum and Kurtz will executive produce, as will Original Media’s Charlie Corwin.
Saints & Sinners offers “food, spirits, music, and a sinfully good time,” according to its website. “Styled after the famous red-light district bordellos and burlesque halls of New Orleans’ Storyville era, Saints & Sinners is Tatum’s tribute to the city’s ribald, good-time reputation.”
Expect lots of wrought iron, red accents, and brightly-colored drinks in martini glasses. Just don’t count on seeing Tatum’s famous abs; it’s currently unclear whether the actor will appear in the prospective series.
After a successful first-season run for Bates Motel, the network it calls home experienced a bump in series ratings for the season premieres of two of its other original programs – Longmire and The Glades.
Over Memorial Day weekend, the pair of A&E original dramas debuted to larger audiences than their previous seasons.
Longmire showed a five-percent increase in viewership over last year in its sophomore year debut, with a total of 4.3 million viewers. The show, based on a book series, chronicles the life of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he solves crimes and deals with his personal life after the death of his wife.
The Glades kicked of its fourth season with 3.3 million viewers, six-percent higher than last summer’s premiere. Featuring a police detective who flees false accusations in his Chicago department, the show is set in South Florida where victims are killed by poisonous snakes and hurricanes.
After a season of lizards, beards, Louisiana, and a lot of money, the Duck Dynasty clan is going to Hawaii. Aloha, Robertsons! (That’s the episode title.) In the third season finale of A&E’s massively successful reality series, the family heads off for a vacation — there’s an itinerary and everything. Surfing! Massages! Willie maybe almost drowns; Uncle Si maybe falls in love with the seasonal clothing.
Take a look at three more exclusive images from the finale, plus a bonus clip, below.
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