FIRST LOOK: Donnie & Mark Wahlberg Are Back for 2nd Season of Wahlburgers

07/15/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

There’s a lot more going on than just frying meat patties in the upcoming season of the Emmy-nominated A&E reality show, Wahlburgers, which stars Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and their friends and family members as they live, love, sing and serve food at their Boston burger joint.

For starters, Alma, the clan’s don’t-mess-with-me matriarch, gets a taste of celebrity when she rides in a red convertible during a local parade. She also gets a new smartphone and quickly becomes a game fanatic.

Then Donnie, who was on tour in London with New Kids on the Block this summer, gets surprised by his fiancée, Jenny McCarthy, who arranges for a mystery visitor to help him get over his homesickness. She also adopts a playful British accent, which annoys her future brother-in-law Paul. (“Are you really going to do this the whole time?” he asks. Umm, probably.)

The gang also take off for Hong Kong, where the brothers’ pal, Johnny Drama, tags along and “shoots” a commercial in Chinese (of course he would!).

“It’s all about making people happy and giving everything you got,” says Donnie, which could refer to either performing or the family restaurant.

You’ll be happy taking a look at this two-minute preview clip available exclusively on

The new season of Wahlburgers returns on August 13 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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stardustsara on

love, love, love them. itis now my favorite show. what a wonderful family. i love the mom and paulie. i would love to be a fly on the wall when they are all together.

Bianca on

I’m not outside spoon!! this family cracks me up.

Anonymous on

This dude’s way better a protagonist in the Transformer movies than that Labeouf. Good luck Wahlbergs!

Wrongchoice on

I like Paul the best…..not the two pseudo celebrities

Nancy on

My nephew just ran into Nacho today at the donut shop. Thats the way Boston is…..

lilly on

This is my new favorite program. Just a regular family trying to get along and be there for each other. I rather this type of program than the Kardashians or the other programs were girls have to beat each other or treat each other like crap

me on

I like this show but hopefully this year they will have turned down the “we are the only family in world with so many siblings”. they say it over and over and yet we only see 3 of them.

I’m one of 10 kids too It’s not that unique.

Linsey on

Never watched the show. But wonder what Mama REALLY thinks of the porn starlet marrying into her family?

Lotus on

I love the “Whalburgers!” Pls pass the mayo!!! Lol

shieroc on

Don’t know what it is but I really like this show.

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