19 August 2012
| 5.8/10 |
"Playing for Keeps"
10 June 2012
Playing for Keeps
| Christina Scoleri
Renee Fecarotta Russo|
Nora Schweihs, Christina Scoleri, Renee Fecarotta Russo, Leah DeSimone, Pia Rizza
Mob Wives, Big Ang, Miami Monkey, Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Hardcore Pawn: Chicago
Mob Wives Chicago was an American reality television series on VH1 that premiered on June 10, 2012, and is a spin-off of VH1's New York-based Mob Wives, with a new cast based in Chicago, Illinois. The introduction for the show was filmed on March 7, 2012, behind Chicago's Cassidy Tire on Canal Street. The first promo for the show aired on April 29, 2012, during an episode of the original series. A preview special of the series aired on May 27, 2012, after the second season Mob Wives reunion special.
On October 14, 2012, cast member Pia Rizza tweeted that "#MobWivesChicago is over now I don't see the need to keep reliving the drama that killed the show time 2 move forward new chapter new time," confirming that Mob Wives Chicago had been canceled.
Pia Rizza is the daughter of Vincent Rizza, who worked for The Chicago Outfit, then subsequently testified against them and entered the Federal Witness Protection Program.
Nora Schweihs is the daughter of the late Frank "The German" Schweihs, who was a notorious and feared hitman for the Chicago Mafia.
Renee Fecarotta Russo is a niece of the now deceased "Big John" Fecarotta, who raised her and was also a loan collector and hitman for the Mafia.
Christina Scoleri is the daughter of Raymond Janek, a one-time thief and fence for the Chicago Outfit.
Leah DeSimone is the daughter of Wolf DeSimone, a reputed mafia associate.
Giana is Renee's 20-year-old daughter. Her father is serving life in prison for murder. Despite Renee's disagreement, Giana remains in contact with her father.
Julie is Nora's best friend from Florida who is the only one that met her father. Also a psychic medium.
Bella Rizza is Pia's teenage daughter.
Dave is Renee's boyfriend, business partner, and one of Pia's acquaintances.
In Australia the series premiered on Arena on May 2, 2015.
Mob Wives Chicago Wikipedia