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A&E pulls Wahlberg’s “Breaking Boston”

Actor Mark Wahlberg's latest A&E Network series Breaking Boston has been pulled from the air due to under-performance just a week after its March 13 premiere.
March 20, 2014

Actor Mark Wahlberg’s latest A&E Network series Breaking Boston has been pulled from the air due to under-performance just a week after its March 13 premiere.

An A&E Network spokesperson said the show had been pulled off the schedule for now, but added he was unsure whether it had been cancelled.

Breaking Boston is based on Wahlberg’s own experiences growing up in Boston, and follows four working-class, 20-something women trying to escape the downward mobility of a town where education, employment and opportunities are scarce. The show was the second partnership between Wahlberg and the network, which also airs Wahlburgers.

Silberman said the premiere of the series – which was c0-produced by 44 Blue Productions, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Bill Thompson Productions – received 311,000 total viewers last Thursday (March 13).

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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