Donnie Wahlberg is having a fantastic year. At 41, he just wrapped his first season of CBS' "Blue Bloods," and in a little more than a week he will embark on the epic NKOTBSB tour. He sat down with ET's Mary Hart to talk about his new TV role, and discuss the origins of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys union.
Donnie says the initial collaboration of the two bands started with the desire to "do something really special for our fans." New Kids on the Block was performing at Radio City Music Hall, and the Backstreet Boys happened to be in the city on the same week, so it became a "goal" to have the Backstreet Boys come out on stage while the New Kids sang their cover. The reaction was so favorable, a 52 city, North American tour was born.
Wahlberg is awaiting official word about a second season of his CBS show "Blue Bloods," for which he plays a cop in a family of cops, which includes the legendary Tom Selleck. Donnie says the show's "true to life" dialogue is what attracted him to the project in the first place, reminding him of his own family life with his brothers and sisters.
Watch the video to hear even more from Donnie about his new TV role, and upcoming tour.