Mark Wahlberg is on fire. In addition to being a producer for the successful A&E reality show Wahlburgers, about the family’s burger business, the cable channel has now greenlit another Mark Wahlberg, Boston-based reality show called The Big Brew Theory. The title is an obvious take off of the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.
Wahlberg will serve as executive producer for the reality show which centers upon four MIT grad students, who are described as “quirky and highly intelligent.” They have each put their life savings into their dream of starting a hometown micro-brewery. They bring in a hot female MIT undergrad to help. The show documents the trials and tribulations of attempting to achieve their version of the American Dream.
The Big Brew Theory will be also be produced by frequent Wahlberg partners: Stephen Levinson, Stephanie Drachkovitch, and Bill Thompson. This is the 42-year-old actor’s fourth reality show pilot with A&E. All the projects are set in Wahlberg’s home city of Boston.
The former teen pop idol turned successful Hollywood A-List actor has carved out an extremely prolific career as a producer in both television and film. Wahlberg has also received producer’s credit for: Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, Lone Survivor, Prisoners, and The Fighter (to name just a few).
The Oscar-nominated actor will be making several appearances on the big screen soon as well. He currently has five films in post-production, including Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is expected to be a summer blockbuster hit. Its release date is June 27.
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