9:00am PT by Rick Porter
'Wahlburgers' to End With Season 10 on A&E
Wahlburgers is closing up shop on A&E.
The unscripted series will end after its 10th season, which premieres May 15, the cable network said. The show follows the lives of brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg as they expand their restaurant chain, which has 30-plus locations in the U.S.
Wahlburgers premiered in 2014 and has racked up 85 episodes in its nine seasons to date. The final season will push its total above 90 installments as it chronicles Mark and Paul traveling to Germany, where they work with the U.S. military to open restaurants on bases worldwide; Donnie's efforts to open a Wahlburgers location in St. Charles, Illinois, where he lives; and the brothers' quest to fulfill mom Alma's wish to open a location in their hometown of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
"Creating the Wahlburgers restaurants has been an incredible experience, and we are so grateful to have shared it with A&E viewers these last nine seasons," Mark said Thursday in a statement.
Added Donnie, "It's been an amazing journey that has brought us closer together as a family and launched our little business to heights we never could've imagined."
Following the Wahlburgers season premiere, A&E will launch the new series The Employables, a docuseries following job seekers with conditions such as autism and Tourette's syndrome as they enter the labor market.
"We are so appreciative to the Wahlberg family for opening up their hearts and lives to the A&E viewers over the years," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vp and head of programming at A&E. "We are so excited for the fans to see what the brothers have been cooking up for the final season."
Wahlburgers is produced by 44 Blue, a Red Arrow Studios company, in association with Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Donnie D Productions. Executive producers are Mark Wahlberg, Steven Levinson, Donnie Wahlberg, 44 Blue's Rasha Drachkovitch, David Hale and Sara Quick and A&E's Devon Graham Hammonds.