Mark Cuban may have saved The Black Donnellys

The best show on TV was yanked off the air by NBC in April after airing only 7 episodes.  NBC released the remaining 6 online only in the weeks that followed.

The Black Donnellys is an intense, well written show.  I was devastated to hear that it got canceled.  The remaining 6 online-only episodes were awesome.

Well thanks to Mark Cuban, I may not have to throw away my Donnellys t-shirt just yet.  His HDNet network picked up the show and will air all 13 episodes starting on June 13 at 8pm.  If this is a success, I imagine they will purchase another season from the writers as well as gain a new HDNet subscriber (me).

Please watch the show next week if you get HDNet – it is a great show.  Here is the description form HDNet’s website:

Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy (the smart one), Jimmy (the
hot-headed one), Kevin (the unlucky one), and Sean (the pretty one).
There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn’t do to protect each
other. Set in New York, this gritty, yet occasionally humorous series
bears witness to the Donnelly brothers’ sudden involvement in organized
crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how
their new life affects their relationships with friends, family, and
lovers. Created by Academy Award winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (Crash). The Black Donnellys, including seven exclusive, previously un-aired episodes, starts Wednesday, June 13th at 8 PM ET on HDNet.

4 thoughts on “Mark Cuban may have saved The Black Donnellys

  1. Ruth

    I agree with you one hundred percent. The Black Donnellys was definitely the best show to come out of the mid-season line ups. NBC did not give this budding drama the chance to flourish. What a loss for them.
    I am also excited to learn that the show will be on HDNet for those who haven’t had the chance to watch The Black Donnellys, it will be a great opportunity!
    I hope Mark Cuban can make a miracle! But we will continue to fight. I hope you stop by We’ve jump-started the campaign to bring a second season of The Black Donnellys to TV.

  2. dhebe

    my son and i love this show, its quality t.v. and thanks to mark it will get another chance to let others see and enjoy a well written, directed and acted show. we need more t.v like this, enough with the insulting reality tv shows!

  3. ILoveTommy

    Yes, God Bless Mark Cuban. He believes in TBD when NBC didn’t. Quality programming doesn’t come along very often and it sure did with The Black Donnellys. Please help us get the word out that we are trying to save this amazing show. Thanks for supporting it and your kind words, Bill!


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