Unscripted

“Mob Wives” season two heads to Europe

Discovery Networks has acquired a second season of VH1's Mob Wives (pictured) to air on TLC's European channels, Real Time in Italy and DMAX in the UK.
April 17, 2012

Discovery Networks has acquired a second season of VH1′s Mob Wives (pictured) to air on TLC’s European channels, Real Time in Italy and DMAX in the UK.

The reality series follows a group of women who have husbands or fathers in jail for Mob-related activities, and the second season adds two new women to the cast – Ramona and “Big Ang.”

Discovery Networks Western Europe picked up the series for TLC Benelux, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, while Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) will air season two on TLC Poland, Romania and Russia. Discovery’s free-to-air female channel Real Time in Italy and DMAX in the UK are also included in the deal.

Mob Wives is one of the most authentic and compelling reality TV series we’ve ever aired on TLC,” said Nesta Owens, director of programming for Discovery Networks CEEMEA. “The series provides a heart-breaking and mesmerizing glimpse into a New York community that has long captured public imagination all over the world.”

Mob Wives is exec produced by JustJenn Productions, The Weinstein Company, Electus and Left/Right. Electus International and The Weinstein Company own distribution rights.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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