Mob Wives will soon be sleeping with the fishes. VH1 has announced that their reality series will end after its upcoming sixth season.
The new season premieres on January 13th, at 8 p.m.
Created by Jennifer Graziano, the series documents the lives of a group of Staten Island women whose loved ones are arrested due to Mafia-related crimes.
The finale season of Mob Wives will feature the original cast from Staten Island: Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Drita D’Avanzo, Big Ang, Carla Facciolo, and newcomers Marissa Fiore and Brittany Fogarty.
Here’s the official announcement:
NEW YORK, NY – December 7, 2015- When lines are crossed… When true colors come out… Who will unite – and who will fight? Fans of VH1‘s hit series “Mob Wives” know that loyalty is everything, and over the course of five seasons, viewers have witnessed moments of genuine struggle, friendship, and betrayal among a tight-knit group of Staten Island women united by a connection never before seen on television. But one thing remained clear throughout: it’s family connections that count the most. Now those bonds are put to the ultimate test in the sixth and final season of “Mob Wives,” coined “Mob Wives: The Last Stand” premiering Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.
For the final, emotionally-charged cycle, “Mob Wives: the Last Stand” returns the focus exclusively to where it all began – New York City. The Philly girls have left the building, and the ‘OG’ cast is back together on Staten Island, where they always keep it ‘one-hundred’ with each other. But amongst this sisterhood – could there be enemies within? Since the series premiere in 2011, the women have created new lives for themselves as their loved ones do time for alleged mob-related activities. For each of these women, the struggle is real, and sometimes betrayal is a way of life. “Mob Wives: The Last Stand” covers a particularly full range of stories: writing a personal tell-all, battling cancer and shuttering a beloved business, dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter, coping with a father’s imprisonment, calling out supposed friends for being fake, or being the new girl and having to prove that you’re authentic. Despite the high-octane drama these ladies are known for, they are more than just their ‘reputed’ mob connections. They are mothers and wives, businesswomen and entrepreneurs, and for the last time, they’re putting it all on the line to survive. Complicating the situation even more, two local newcomers are about to make their presence known in no uncertain terms.
This season on “Mob Wives” –
Renee Graziano is trying to stay centered, focused, and above the drama. But in this world, steering clear of conflict is no easy task, and Renee soon dives right back in, giving in to old anger and animosities while also creating new ones.
Karen Gravano is trying to kick-start her role as “momager” for her daughter Karina’s modeling career while also trying to keep her relationship with her man Storm alive. Never letting her loyalty to her family die, Karen continues the crusade to get her father released early from prison.
Drita D’Avanzo decides to write a tell-all memoir, causing tension on the home front with her ex-con husband Lee, while also dividing the group of women, some of whom are starting to wonder – is Drita a rat?
Big Ang is struggling to tone down her non-stop lifestyle. Not only is she facing a major health crisis, but financial hardships are also taking their toll. On top of all this, the stress is causing major problems in her marriage to husband Neil.
Carla Facciolo is back – and she’s not going to be bullied or intimidated by anyone this season. Carla has restored her friendship with Karen and Renee, but she’s not blind to Drita’s tricks this time around. Fiesty and fiery, she is calling everyone to the carpet in search of the truth.
Brittany Fogarty is the daughter of known gangster John Fogarty, and just moved back to the East Coast to be closer to her family. But with the history that’s tied to the Fogarty name, not everyone on Staten Island is ready to receive her with open arms.
Marissa Fiore is fairly new to the ‘lifestyle.’ She was brought into the mix and schooled by her tough guy boyfriend Jamie “OZ” Lansburg, who was recently released from prison. With her fierce beauty and strong sense of loyalty, Marissa’s presence is bold.
“‘Mob Wives’ burst onto the pop culture scene as a provocative series that pioneered truly uncharted territory on television,” said Nina L. Diaz, Senior Vice President, East Coast Production & Development, VH1. “We’re proud to have partnered with Jennifer Graziano, The Weinstein Company, Electus and Left/Right Productions on this groundbreaking franchise and thank everyone involved who helped deliver six riveting seasons to VH1 viewers. Our deepest appreciation goes to all of our beloved cast members and especially our ‘OG’s’ Renee Graziano, Drita D’Avanzo, Karen Gravano, ‘Big Ang’ Raiola and Carla Facciolo who bravely opened up every aspect of their lives each season to give us unprecedented access into their secret worlds and trusted us to tell their unbelievably compelling personal stories. We cannot wait to share the most epic season yet with their fans.”
“This six season run has been a journey of exploration for all of the women and I’m proud to say they have all identified who they are outside of a world that once defined them,” stated series creator and executive producer Jennifer Graziano of JustJenn Productions. “It was my pleasure to work so closely with people I grew up with and called family (and actual family). Not many people are afforded the opportunity to do what they love with people they love. My gratitude to VH1, The Weinstein Company, Electus, and Left/Right for an amazing show and journey we all took together. Cheers to the future for all!”
What do you think? Do you watch Mob Wives? Will you be watching the final season?