Attention All 305 Mobsters, VH1 May Expand Mob Wives to Miami

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The VH1 hit-show Mob Wives is looking to expand its programming to another city. Miami is on the short list along with Chicago and Vegas. Would the 305 be a good choice?

Yes. After all, everyone knows there are six, not five boroughs of New York City: the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and South Florida. So Miami could be a logical next step for the NYC-based show.

In fact the 2010 U.S. Census reported approximately 13,450 on-the-lamb exiled New Yawkers living in South Florida. How many of them do you think are "connected?"

Just kidding about the data. Although exiled New Yorkers should be on the census, there's no such category. But they're here. You see them. They root for the Knicks and the Jets. They have strange accents. Many are women. How many could qualify for Mob Wives?

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The bigger question is can Mob Wives be "connected" outside the normal paradigm of Italian mafioso? Are there Spanish mob wives out there? Would an American audience be interested in a Key Biscayne Colombiana's story? Are there a few old Jewish nieces of Meyer Lansky, or some ex-stripper Russian mob wives? Is there a story here? Are these women even friends? Is there an ounce of connective tissue?

Producers would be naive to limit the show to Miami. They'll have to open up their search for, uh, talent, to Broward (specifically West Broward) and even Palm Beach (Boca Raton). Call the show Mob Wives Miami, but do so knowing that Miami is an "image" that doesn't really exist.

It's like Lebron James taking his talent to South Beach when they play ball in downtown Miami, not South Beach. Look at other Miami-based reality shows, like Real Housewives or Jersey Shore in Miami. They're not quality programming. Mob Wives had a successful first season, averaging 1.2 million viewers a week. If producers want to franchise the formula down here, look to the Western suburbs, that's where the wives drama lies.


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10 comments
Mystical Moon
Mystical Moon

We do not need another "Mob Wives" season. I'm surprised one of these women have not yet been knocked off. The Mob Wives make fun of their husbands as well as other put downs while their mates are in jail. These men provided everything for these women and should not be lambasted on national television. What a embarrassing moment to the men for these women to air their "Dirty Laundry" for all to see.

favored
favored

do not expand talking about  spanish mob wives , i wont watch that ..there is only one new york!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luis lopez
Luis lopez

yo mob wives look you girls are the best girls love it.

T Marshall833
T Marshall833

mob wives is the best show ever i love all the girl they down to earth and they all keep it 100% real.

SupriseYoureStupid
SupriseYoureStupid

So what they're trying to is,  flush the show down the shitter?

Wickat22
Wickat22

leave New York , I don't watch...

Michael Wind
Michael Wind

in sunny isles beach next to milams supermarket in a beauty salon you can hire russian mob wifes....

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