Having already conquered the worlds of singing, acting, modeling underwear, and assembling bunches that can only be described as funky, the Wahlberg family can now claim success in the arenas of cooking and reality TV, as Wahlburgers, the series centered on the family's restaurant of the same name, has become a bona fide hit for A&E, steadily growing its audience since it debuted last month. And now the network has ordered a second helping—18 more episodes of the series, presumably on the condition that restauranteur Paul's better-known, camera-friendly brothers continue to drop in and liven up the proceedings.

Meanwhile, somewhere in L.A., Arli$$ star Robert Wuhl looks out at his half-empty burger restaurant and sighs before calling his agent again.

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