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FIRST LOOK: Donnie and Mark Wahlberg Star in A&E's Wahlburgers

updated 12/12/2013 at 08:15 AM EST

originally published 12/11/2013 11:00AM

They've tackled music, acting and fame, and now brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg are engaged in a new family pursuit – the restaurant biz.

Also starring in this new venture is their lesser-known but similarly outspoken older brother Paul, who isn't necessarily keen on having the celebrity siblings step into his groove. Check out a first look at A&E's new reality show, Wahlburgers.

"Being in business with my brothers was never the plan," says Paul.

Expect squabbling to ensue in this family of nine where matriarch Alma ultimately rules the roost. "It used to be 'Oh, God! Those Wahlberg kids.' Today it's 'Whoa, it's the Wahlbergs!'" their mom says of their notoriety.



How their Boston restaurant fares is another storyline on the show, as it offers an inside look at the Dorchester family's meager beginnings and exposes a wicked cool cast from their entourage of neighborhood pals, including the real-life "Johnny Drama," all adding some spice to the family's business.

"Paul, he's the chef. He's the most talented one in the family," brags Mark, who clearly hasn't forgotten his special sibling bond.



"It always comes down to family and having each other's back," he adds.

Wahlburgers premieres Jan. 22 (10:30 p.m. ET) on A&E.
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