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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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