Bostinno: New Cop Docu-Drama Coming to TNT With Donnie Wahlberg as the Executive Producer

  by Lisa DeCanio

Soon, the hub will be all you see when you turn on the TV. TNT recently announced a new docu-drama called Boston Blue, a chronicling the work of the Boston Police Department. Dorchester-native Donnie Wahlberg is signed on as the executive producer.
According to a press release:
Boston Blue follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department’s exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit. Their unit’s name doesn’t begin to describe the breadth of crimes these detectives, investigators, patrol officers and special victims officers deal with on a daily basis. They are the go-to unit for many large-scale crimes in Boston.
The show has signed to TNT for eight episodes which are scheduled to premiere in 2013.
I envision Boston Blue as a Law & Order meets Cheers and The Departed with a little bit of Ally McBeal thrown in there for good measure. In other words, it’s going to be filled with the classic Masshole stereotypes of Whitey Bulger-esque gangsters, Dunkin Donuts sipping cops and lots of references to Fenway.
The question remains: Will Donnie Wahlberg’s docu-drama reign supreme over his brother Mark’s Charlestown-set reality show, Teamsters on A&E?
My money is on Marky Mark, soley because I think that Entourage is a much better show than Blue Bloods, which Donnie currently stars in. Either way, I’m confident both Boston Blue and Teamsters will likely be much better than all the Southie-based reality shows making their way to the small screen.
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