Producer Rasha Drachkovit
“Mark’s shooting ‘Ted 2,’ and we’ve talked about bringing Ted, the bear, into one of the episodes,” Drachkovit
“You’d come in with the bear — ‘Hey, where’s Paul Wahlberg?'” said Drachkovitch, doing Ted’s Boston accent. “Why not dream big?”
The talking bear segments would need to be — gasp — scripted. But Drachkovitch believes viewers could adjust to the concept of a reality show not being 100 percent real.
“We break the wall. We’re not taking the show super seriously,” he said. “If you see a talking bear, and it’s scripted, you’re in on the joke.”
Also read: ‘Wahlburgers’ Gets 18 More Episodes From A&E
A&E has ordered 18 episodes of the hit show, double the initial order of nine. The series follows Paul Wahlberg as he tries to expand the restaurant with the help of brothers Donnie and Mark. Mark wants to build out the business fast, while Paul wants to take his time and get it right. Alma, the family’s matriarch, wants the family to stay true to its Dorchester, Mass., roots. Donnie is caught in the middle.
Ted wouldn’t be the first star to drop in on the Wahlbergs.
The show has already featured a visit from Donnie’s real-life girlfriend, “View” co-host Jenny McCarthy. It will also feature Donnie’s “New Kids on the Block” bandmate, Joey McIntyre, recording a Wahlburgers jingle in an upcoming episode.