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Watch gets acquainted with Boston’s Finest

UK pay TV channel Watch has acquired Boston’s Finest, a reality series focusing on the East Coast city’s law enforcement officers.

bostonsfinestUKTV-owned Watch will launch the 8x60mins series, which debuted on Time Warner-owned TNT and Endemol Worldwide Distribution shops on the international market, in mid-August.

The series is billed as a “dramatic journey into the lives of Boston’s police officers both on and off the job”.

Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods) executive produces the series along with, Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna-Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories). Wahlberg’s Donnie D. Productions and the Jarrett Creative Group coproduce it.

“I’m confident that this series, which offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the often dramatic lives of Boston’s police officers, is exactly the type of content our viewers are hungry for and I’m delighted Watch fans will get to see it here first in the UK,” said Watch’s general manager, Steve Hornsey.

UKTV acquisitions executive Emma Sparks and EWD’s sales director, UK and Ireland, Gisela Asimus-Minnberg brokered the deal.

It marks the second deal between UKTV and Endemol in recent weeks with the broadcaster picking up US cable series Treasure Detectives for its Yesterday channel earlier this month.