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A&E to deliver “Godfather of Pittsburgh” in November

A&E's 8 x 60-minute series Godfather of Pittsburgh finds Vince Isoldi (pictured) juggling a demanding family with a number of demanding businesses.
October 21, 2014

A&E is making an offer you can’t refuse: an eight-episode reality series entitled Godfather of Pittsburgh.

Centering around Italian-American gentleman’s club and restaurant owner Vince Isoldi and a family that includes his wife Carla, sons Adolfo, Enzo and Romeo, and six brothers and sisters who “rely on him for everything,” including jobs and houses, the series – according to the network – “follows Vince as he balances his family life while trying to walk the ‘straight and narrow’ and still succeed in business.”

The 60-minute episodes also finds Isoldi getting counsel from his father-in-law Junior Williams, known as the “Numbers King” of Pittsburgh, “now out of jail for racketeering,” A&E states.

The series will focus on family drama including Isoldi’s relationship with his brother-in-law Sam, who “has been ostracized from the family for crossing Vince” and his sister (and Sam’s wife) Rosa, who the network says “is now a point of contention for the whole family.”

Produced by Renegade 83 in association with Brookline Ice Films and Grainey Pictures for A&E Network, Godfather of Pittsburgh debuts November 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Mario Signore , Dan Partland, Colin Keith Gray, Timothy Flattery and Megan Raney-Aarons serve as exec producers for Renegade 83, while Brad Abramson, Fred Grinstein and Evan Lerner work the same roles for A&E.

 

 

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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