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With ratings as high as the on-set drama, VH1 announced that its one-hour hit reality series “Mob Wives” will be immediately followed with a half-hour post-show titled “Mob Wives: The Sit Down,” beginning¬†Sunday, January 29¬†at¬†9pm ET/PT. The series will also be produced by TWC, Electus, Left/Right and JustJenn Productions who also produce “Mob Wives” and the upcoming “Mob Wives:¬†Chicago.”
Hosted by VH1′s own¬†Carrie Keagan¬†(Big Morning Buzz Live), the post-show will feature 2-3 of the wives each week along with a special celebrity guest to discuss the episode immediately after it runs and to share some exclusive behind-the-scenes info.¬† The series has an initial order for 7 post-show episodes.
Now in its second season on VH1, “Mob Wives” (Sundays,¬†8:00 p.m. ET/PT) gives viewers an unfiltered look into the private worlds of six struggling “allegedly” associated women ‚Äď Renee, Karen, Carla and Drita, along with new season 2 cast members Ramona and “Big Ang” ‚Äď all of whom must pick up the pieces while their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities.
United by a bond which few understand, the women are all struggling with their identities and their futures as they raise their kids as single parents in the¬†New York City¬†area.¬†Season two premiere episodes have averaged a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, up +63% from season one’s average.¬† The premiere episodes have also averaged 2.2 million total viewers, up +67% from season one.
“Mob Wives” has also consistently won its time period, making VH1 the #1 non-sports cable network among adults 18-49 all three weeks of its current season in the time slot.¬† This spring the network will debut a spin-off, “Mob Wives:¬†Chicago,” where the hometown of¬†Al Capone¬†will serve as the backdrop for a new group of syndicate sisters.
Carrie Keagan¬†is the host of VH1′s entertainment show¬†”Big Morning Buzz Live.”¬†¬†She boasts well over 7,000 interviews to her credit with “Big Morning Buzz Live” and her own No Good TV, including an impressive list of exclusive and uncensored sit-downs with some of the biggest celebrities and public figures of our time.
Keagan produced and hosted 2 seasons of VH1 Classic’s “One Hit Wonders” and has co-hosted the live red carpet preshow for the¬†Critics’ Choice Awards¬†and co-hosted¬†The Daily 10¬†(E!) along with live Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe red carpet coverage.¬†VH1′s Co-Star app will also be an element of the show.¬† Carrie will read fan tweets from Co-Star and additional fan tweets will be featured in the lower third graphics.
Users can ask questions all week long using¬†#TheSitDown¬†for their chance to have their question read on the show.¬† For additional information about “Mob Wives,” visit the official VH1 Mob Wives site at¬†MobWives.vh1.com. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook at¬†http://www.facebook.com/mobwives¬†and on Twitter @VH1 with the hashtag¬†#MobWives. ¬†For additional information about VH1 please go to¬†https://twitter.com/#!/vh1.
Created and produced by¬†Jennifer Graziano¬†of JustJenn Productions, “Mob Wives“¬†is produced by The Weinstein Company (Bob Weinstein,¬†Harvey Weinstein), Electus (Ben Silverman,¬†Jimmy Fox)¬†and¬†Left/Right (Banks Tarver,¬†Ken Druckerman¬†and¬†Nina L. Diaz), with Electus International owning distribution rights across all platforms including television, motion picture, and digital.
Executive producers for VH1 include¬†Shelly Tatro,¬†Kari McFarland,¬†Rick Hankey¬†and¬†Jeff Olde.¬†¬†Sean Gottlieb¬†serves as supervising producer for VH1.