The Black Donnellys (2007– )

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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

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Series cast summary:
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 Tommy Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Jimmy Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Jenny Reilly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Kevin Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Sean Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Nicky Cottero (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Joey Ice Cream (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Derek 'Dokey' Farrell (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Vinnie Culiari (12 episodes, 2007)
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 Earl (12 episodes, 2007)
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 Joanie (11 episodes, 2007)
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 Jenny's Pop / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
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 Helen Donnelly / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
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 Young Tommy / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
Jimmy Walsh ...
 Young Jimmy / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Louie Downtown (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Mel Donnelly (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Whitey (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Samson (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Kate Farrell (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Ray / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Alo / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Nadine / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
John Bolger ...
 Bobby Donnelly (6 episodes, 2007)
T.J. Stanton ...
 Young Kevin / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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Four very different Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean - have sworn to live by the code of "family first." But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous

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Family Above All.

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26 February 2007 (USA)  »

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The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream  »

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This series was originally expected to debut during fall 2006 but was later bumped up to January 2007 to replace ER (1994) during its hiatus. During fall 2006, ER (1994) had such great ratings that NBC decided to scrap the hiatus, and The Black Donnellys (2007) was pushed back to March 2007. However, another NBC newcomer, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), turned out to be bit of a disappointment, and The Black Donnellys (2007) was bumped up to fill its time slot in February 2007. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective at prison: So, where are the bodies?
Joey Ice Cream: Ah, man. These guys are my friends.
Detective at prison: Here's the deal, Joey. You tell us where the bodies are, how they got there, and you stay in solitary, nice and safe. You lie, you go to general population where more people than I can count want to see you dead.
Joey Ice Cream: [looking nervous]
Detective Sunny: [throws a book down on the table harshly] Where are the bodies?
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great!
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I heard about this show was through all the ads on NBC and I just thought "dear God not another stupid TV show coming on the air for me to not watch" without really paying much attention. Then, the day it was set to premiere I heard a little more about it. The whole "brothers fighting for brothers" thing intrigued me. It kind of reminded me of "Four Brothers" (one of my personal favorite movies). So I decided to tune in. And boy, was I glad I did that.

This show is great! Finally, a little action and originality coming to TVs. You can tell that the writers wrote many movies just from the way its written, GREAT! The whole "Joey-Ice Cream telling the story" thing is quite original and with a little humor added into it.

Even though there's only been two episodes I can tell that I am definitely going to be tuning in for all the rest there is to come no matter how many that my be.

To break it all down, if you love movies/shows with action, drama, violence, with a little humor, etc. then you'll love this show. And if not, try to give it a shot, you probably won't regret it!


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