A&E Network’s breakout The Wahlburgers will soon be joined by another docu series about famous brothers opening an eatery. The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of Lachey’s Bar (working title) from Leftfield Pictures, for premiere in 2015. The nonfiction series, currently in production, will follow brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they follow their lifelong dream of opening a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. The project was originally announced at A+E Networks’ upfront in May as a potential series for upstart network FYI. It is now getting a formal green light and is shifting to flagship A&E, with its format also being tweaked from more lifestyle, which is FYI’s brand, to docu-reality, fitting A&E’s identity.
The brothers are already hard at work at the bar in their hometown where a group of childhood friends are ready to fill their new establishment. Nick and wife Vanessa split their time between Los Angeles and New York but Drew returned to Ohio years ago. With the show, Nick and Vanessa will likely establish a home base in Cincy where they have a house right next door to Drew’s.
Lachey’s Bar is produced for A&E Network by Leftfield Pictures, part of Leftfield Entertainment, an ITV Studios company. Brent Montgomery, David George, Jordana Hochman, Will Nothacker and Jason Hollis are exec producing for Leftfield. Nick Lachey and Drew Lachey also serve as executive producers. Drew Lachey is repped by The Katz Co. and CESD Talent Agency; Nick Lachey is with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and ICM Partners.
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