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The Black Donnellys 

Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.
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Series cast summary:
 Vinnie Culiari 12 episodes, 2007
 Jenny's Pop / ... 10 episodes, 2007
 Young Tommy / ... 9 episodes, 2007
Jimmy Walsh ...
 Young Jimmy / ... 8 episodes, 2007
 Louie Downtown 8 episodes, 2007
 Mel Donnelly 8 episodes, 2007
 Kate Farrell 6 episodes, 2007
 Ray / ... 6 episodes, 2007
 Alo / ... 6 episodes, 2007
 Nadine / ... 6 episodes, 2007
 Bobby Donnelly 6 episodes, 2007
T.J. Stanton ...
 Young Kevin / ... 6 episodes, 2007


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.


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

26 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream  »

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The series was originally expected to debut during fall 2006, but was bumped to January 2007 to replace ER (1994) during its hiatus. In fall 2006, ER (1994) had such good ratings that NBC decided to scrap the hiatus, and The Black Donnellys (2007) was pushed back to March 2007. Another new NBC show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), faltered, and The Black Donnellys (2007) was put in its time slot in February 2007. See more »


[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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Very Good. The Black Donnellys is the tits.
28 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I don't know what the problem is with this show.. that everyone seems to hate it, but I watched it, and I thought that it was very very good. The dialogue was good, the premise was dark, and of course, unbelievable. But seriously, what are the hit shows on today... Heroes? Lost? Desperate Housewives?, doesn't TV thrive on the unbelievable? I mean, why else would we watch something that could be going on nextdoor? Its just not that interesting. As for the comment that the good comments were just boosters from the show, the argument could be made that all the bad comments are from people that want to see the show fail. This is just as possible as boosters being on IMDb. Paul Haggis didn't get all of those Oscar noms for nothing. So heres to hoping that it stays on the air.

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