Mark Wahlberg Is Producing a Reality Show Inspired by ‘The Fighter’


If Micky Ward’s big-haired, big-mouthed sisters were your favorite part of David O. Russell’s Oscar-winning film The Fighter, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that A&E has ordered the pilot for a new reality series executive produced by Mark Wahlberg that “showcases the real women of Boston, featuring the day to day life of four of these tough, hard as nails women who juggle family, work, and relationships all while remaining true to their way of life.”

As Deadline points out, this is the second reality project Wahlberg is producing for A&E that’s based in his hometown; Teamsters, which focuses on the union members of Local 25, just wrapped up shooting and will presumably air some time next year. In other words: Watch your back Jersey. It looks like reality TV might have found a new muse — and she’s wicked pissah.