Mark Wahlberg and A&E are teaming up to create another Boston-based reality TV show. The show, under the working title of The Big Brew Theory, gives a nod to the popular geek-centric sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
The Wahlberg produced half-hour reality show will follow the lives of four male MIT graduate students as they pool their life savings and team up with a hot female undergraduate to open a microbrewery.
Fans of The Big Bang Theory could probably find the parallels between the two concepts. With four nerds and the odd-lady-out, it could look a lot like the sitcom at first glance. The undergraduate of the Mark Wahlberg’s pilot being compared to Penny from The Big Bang Theory could wind up being a misnomer since she will likely be well-educated as well.
The other executive producers tied to Mark Wahlberg’s The Big Brew Theory are: Stephanie Drachkovitch, Stephen Levinson, Scott Dunlop, Bill Thompson, Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon, Lily Neumeyer, and Devon Graham.
Wahlberg has found quite a bit of success in producing. He’s had his fingers in projects like The Fighter, Contraband, Lone Survivor and Boardwalk Empire. On top of that, it’s likely that A&E is taking another shot with Mark due to the budding success of his other reality show for network, Wahlburgers.
Not all of Mark’s production jobs have turned out for the best, though. Another A&E show, Breaking Boston, was cancelled by the network after just one episode due to under-performing. Its single episode was only seen by approximately 311,000 viewers.
Regardless of how well his new reality show goes, Mark Wahlberg has plenty of upcoming projects to keep him busy. Transformers: Age of Extinction premieres in US theaters on June 27th. The predicted summer blockbuster is supposed to start a whole new trilogy for the series, with Wahlberg taking over the main lead.
“It’s kind of like a new Transformers,” Michael Bay told Entertainment Weekly in April. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.”
Recently, the sequel to the Seth MacFarlane movie Ted was announced for 2015. Mark Wahlberg is set to reprise his role as John Bennett across from an actress new to the series, Amanda Seyfried, and, of course, the foul-mouthed live teddy bear the movie is named after.
Mark Wahlberg is also producing Entourage the movie, which is currently in post-production. There’s a rumor going around that Wahlberg will be appearing in the movie as himself for a scene or two. If it’s true, it’s likely just a cameo.