The Black Donnellys: Jonathan Tucker, Olivia Wilde

Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Bless you, Mark Cuban. This almost makes up for that awful reality show The Benefactor you made us endure a few seasons back.

I've just learned that HDNet, the hi-def network owned by Internet billionaire (and former reality star) Cuban, has secured the rights to the first season of The Black Donnellys, the NBC mob drama that so many of us fell madly in love with—before it was yanked permanently from the Peacock's schedule in April.

Starting June 13 at 8 p.m.—mark your calendars!—HDNet will air all 13 episodes of the Donnellys, including 7 episodes that never aired on NBC (though they did run on

It's not an NBC pickup for a new season, but still, this is good news, no? And yet another testament to what the fans can do when they put their minds and their fanpaigns to it! As of today, more than 35,000 fans have signed the petition to Save The Black Donnellys here.

And if you all watch and get everyone you know to watch, well, heck, we just might have a Family Guy-ish miracle on our hands, right? Stranger things have happened.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.