Interview: Donnie Wahlberg (Guest Star) In Plain Sight (USA)
I’ll be talking to Donnie Wahlberg today. Wahlberg will guest star on the hit USA Network series, In Plain Sight, which is starting it’s 3rd season March 31. Wahlberg will play a criminal who is ready to give up the life of crime to look out for his teenaged son.
Not sure what I’m going to ask him yet, as I’ve never had a chance to check this series out (felt like after I missed the first season, I was too far behind!), but it should be fun…Will update later with a new post and a transcript of the call.
MORE INFO ON IN PLAIN SIGHT BELOW:
IN PLAIN SIGHT, USA Network’s hit original scripted series starring Mary McCormack, will return for season three on its new night, Wednesday, March 31 at 10/9c. This year, showrunner John McNamara (“The Fugitive,” “Eyes”) joins as writer/executive producer, further elevating the show’s narrative drive, production value and design. IN PLAIN SIGHT is shot entirely on location in and around Albuquerque, NM.
IN PLAIN SIGHT was the most watched series on basic cable Sundays in 2009, drawing 2.43 million P25-54, 2.07 million P18-49, 5 million total viewers and 3.72 million households. IN PLAIN SIGHT debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and continues its significant ratings role in USA’s success as the #1 cable network. The show stars McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC) who relocates Federal Witnesses, most of whom fall into three categories: career criminals, whistle-blowers or innocents who had the misfortune of witnessing a crime. They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead. Mary’s job is to see that doesn’t happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family. IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz and Paul Ben-Victor.
Returning guest-stars for season three include Lesley Ann Warren as Mary’s mother Jinx, Cristian de la Fuente as Mary’s fiancé Raph and Joshua Malina as Brandi’s boyfriend Peter who she met at an AA meeting. Emmy winner Allison Janney (“The West Wing,” “Juno”); Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner Rita Moreno (“Cane,” “The Guardian”), Steven Weber (“Wings,” “Studio 60”), Tess Harper (“No Country for Old Men,” “Breaking Bad”), Josh Cooke (“Committed,” “Four Kings”) and Donnie Wahlberg (“Boomtown,” “The Sixth Sense”) have also been cast to guest star.
This season kicks off in dramatic fashion as Mary (McCormack) and Marshall (Weller) search for the person who nearly killed Mary in the season two cliffhanger. We will also flashback to when Mary first joined WITSEC after a break-in threatens the security of the first witness she and Marshall handled together, see the struggle of a former thief as he tries to give up crime for the sake of his teenage son, and experience a witness who has been in a coma for three years suddenly awake to find he is the only eyewitness who can put a prolific weapons trafficker behind bars. In addition, when a hardened bank robber who’s been in WITSEC in prison for decades is finally paroled, it falls to Mary to help him acclimate to life on the outside and keep him from falling back into a life of crime. Meanwhile, when one of Mary’s other witnesses becomes the victim of a revenge plot, Marshall steps in to help out — only to find himself in a predicament when the witness prefers him to Mary. On the personal front, Mary and Raph (de la Fuente) continue to plan their wedding as Jinx (Warren) searches for a purpose in her life and Brandi (Hiltz) begins to act suspiciously, forcing Mary to question whether her sister is up to her old tricks.
On another creative front, two-time Grammy winner Liz Phair (“90210,” “Swingtown”) brings a whole new artistic element to an already strong creative team as the hit show’s music composer. The singer/songwriter’s debut album, Exile in Guyville, was enthusiastically praised upon its 1993 release. Phair went on to release multiple award-winning albums including whitechocolatespaceegg, Whip-smart and the self-titled Liz Phair.
IN PLAIN SIGHT is from Universal Cable Productions.
IN PLAIN SIGHT’s online extension will continue to engage and delight fans, by taking them further than ever before into the life and world of a US Marshal and the WITSEC witness protection program through new elements such as a fake back-story generator and the US Marshal interactive office experience. This season, fan-favorite “Marshall’s Minutiae” is back with all new trivia questions and new abilities to find out obscure Marshall facts straight from the Facebook fan-page. Additionally, fans should brush up on their US Marshal skills for the return of IN PLAIN SIGHT Academy with all new challenges and levels of play. This season the action isn’t just on the screen, but comes alive online as well.
For photos of IN PLAIN SIGHT, as well as all USA Network projects, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/.
USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 98.5 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
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