'Mob Wives' Creator Jennifer Graziano on 'Big Ang,' Casting Chicago and Moving into Scripted


In just over a year, Jennifer Graziano has done something few reality producers are able to accomplish in an entire career: She's created a thriving brand.

Fueled by a desire to get into TV and a life spent organized crime adjacent, she successfully launched VH1's Mob Wives in 2011. Following a group of Staten Island women with blood or marital ties to the mafia, it was recently renewed for a third season.

The series has been a boon to the network, pushing its showing among adults 18-49 up 33 percent, year-over-year, and locking down women 18-34 over all cable nets in its highly competitive 8 p.m. Sunday slot during the month of April. Read More...



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