Donnie Wahlberg may play a cop on TV, but he’s bringing the real thing to TNT next week in a new reality series that follows police officers in his hometown of Boston.
Aptly titled “Boston’s Finest,” the show is not just a Boston version of the popular Fox series “Cops,” Wahlberg insists.
“First and foremost, I grew up in Boston. And I would not be allowed back in the city if I just simply tried to make a Boston version of ‘Cops,’” said the former New Kids on the Block member, who plays an NYPD detective on CBS’ “Blue Bloods.”
Unlike “Cops,” which only followed officers on the beat, “Boston’s Finest” tracks the men and women of the entire Boston Police Department – from beat officers to detectives, SWAT, fugitive and special task forces and members of the elite Gang Unit.