Mob Wives was cancelled by VH1 last month and will end after its current sixth season.
Speaking to The Wrap, Graziano said she is interested in continuing Mob Wives but not necessarily in the form of a reality series:
You never know, this may be the end on VH1, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the end overall. I’m working on developing a scripted comedy derived from the concept. So I may revisit it one way or another, whether it’s in a scripted format or back to reality.”
Graziano then discussed when the Mob Wives spin-offs (“Chicago” and “Big Ang”) were not successful:
With “Chicago,” I think we went to market a little too soon with it. We should’ve filled out the original “Mob Wives” franchise a little bit more before we gave people a slice of a different color. And when you think of the mob, you think of New York. Even though there were huge characters out of Chicago, I think viewers had a hard time with that change. People were so involved with the New York cast, they compared it to that, and I guess the audience felt it fell a little short.
As far as the “Big Ang” show, we did well with it, I just think for the network, the characters may have skewed a little older for the demographic. And the ensemble cast is really what makes the show. It’s hard for any one person to carry a show on their own. We’ve seen it with other tremendous franchises in which one person tries to go it alone and they don’t do as well.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Mob Wives? Would you watch a scripted spin-off of the reality series?