Attention All 305 Mobsters, VH1 May Expand Mob Wives to Miami
|Is anyone better than Drita?|
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?
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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