Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy will have their marriage documented in a reality series. A&E has given a 10-episode order to Donnie Loves Jenny, an original unscripted docuseries that will follow the newlyweds. It is the first project in an overall development and production deal Wahlberg and McCarthy have signed with A&E for their newly launched joint production company D&J Productions. Production on Donnie Loves Jenny, from 44 Blue Prods. and D&J Prods., begins immediately for a 2015 premiere. The series will consist of a one-hour episode chronicling the couple’s August 31 wedding followed by nine half-hour episodes.
Donnie Loves Jenny is an offshoot of sorts from Wahlberg and his brothers’ breakout A&E realty series Wahlburgers, also from 44 Blue. Wahlberg and McCarthy’s romance played out on the first season of Wahlbergers, which is set behind the scenes of a restaurant owned by Wahlberg and his brothers. “Viewers have enjoyed following Donnie and Jenny’s relationship on Wahlburgers and we look forward to sharing this next part of their journey,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E.
The series will kick off with behind-the-scenes moments from Wahlberg and McCarthy’s wedding and follow the couple through their nuptials into their first experiences as a married couple as they navigate through life as newlyweds, including blending their families and balancing their busy schedules.
“Our feeling is, who better to make our first show for the network about than about us?,” Wahlberg and McCarthy said. “We love working together and with our crazy schedules this gives us the chance to both work and play together.”
Following her co-hosting stint on The View, where she announced her engagement to Wahlberg, McCarthy recently launched Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy, a new daily live morning radio show on SiriusXM. Wahlberg stars on CBS’ Blue Bloods.
Donnie Loves Jenny is executive produced by Wahlberg and McCarthy as well as 44 Blue Productions’s Rasha Drachkovitch.