Every season more and more reality shows invade our airwaves. These days, it’s rare to have a popular sit-com or hour-long drama that garners top ratings. A few shows, like “The Office” or “30 Rock,” still hold on to coveted Thursday night spots, but increasingly, people are tuning into reality shows to get their entertainment fix.
Today, VH1 announced that it will be adding yet another reality show to its already crowded line-up. Although it began as a music network, similarly to MTV, VH1 rarely features music programming anymore. Instead, it has staked its claim in the reality show game. The network’s newest show, “Mob Wives,” joins other reality shows focusing on the spouses of the rich and famous. From “The Real Housewives” to “Basketball Wives,” being wealthy and married is seemingly becoming big business.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the new show, produced by entertainment power duo Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and will consist of 10-episodes, and will “follow the lives of four ‘allegedly’ associated women who have to rebuild their lives after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities.”
If “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” hinted at the mobbed-up status of the featured wives, then this show will take it to a whole other level. Although I’m sure “Mob Wives” will make for interesting TV, I’m curious to see if it’ll exploit the women and glorify their husband’s illegal activities or if it’ll function as a cautionary take for those who live their lives on the wrong side of the law.
What do you think of “Mob Wives”? Is it one reality show too many? You be the judge.