Meet VH1’s ‘Mob Wives’

Ohhhhgoodnessgracious.  VH1 has done it again.  Back in November, The Wrap reported that soft rock’s former homebase has teamed up with the Weinstein Company and Electus (headed by industry vet Ben Silverman) to bring us something we never dared ask for: Mob Wives.

Mob Wives focuses on four women from Staten Island who have to carry on after their husbands or fathers go to jail for mob-related shenanigans.  One of the cast members is Karen Gravano, daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano ( a notorious mafia informant).  From the looks of the trailer (check it out after the jump), it seems Mob Wives is a smidge more gratuitous with the violence than our New Jersey friends over on Bravo are.  Did you really expect the abuse to stop at verbal?  There is choking, choking to the point where you’re forced to take a mental snapshot of the victim’s face.  It’s terrifying!

I have one question: How the hell are they getting away with this show?  The mafia is historically very hush-hush about their business, so I can’t imagine many mob bosses are eagerly anticipating this premiere.

Mob Wives premieres Sunday, April 17th on VH1