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.