‘Made In Staten Island’ To Return To MTV As Repackaged ‘Families Of The Mafia’
Made In Staten Island is set to return to MTV as the repackaged Families of the Mafia, the network has confirmed.
According to a network press release, Families of the Mafia is “a raw docuseries chronicling the gripping realities of four mafia-tied families on Staten Island as they navigate a divide between parents attempting to guide their children to a better life, and their offspring who want to write their own stories.”
“With one lifestyle and two generations, tensions run high as they decide whether to embrace their families’ legacy or break generational curses,” teases MTV.
The network has also released the show’s trailer, which you can check out, below.
Families of the Mafia is set to follow four “connected” families: the Gravanos, the O’Tooles, LaRoccas, and the Augustines.
As pointed out by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, this “new” show is simply a repackaged version of Made In Staten Island, which was yanked from the schedule after airing just 3 episodes back in early 2019 due to poor ratings and backlash from viewers who thought it painted Staten Island in a negative light.
Obviously, MTV is confident in their reworking of the show and seems to be following in the footsteps of another cable network, Bravo.
Bravo has tried numerous diverse and multicultural reality shows in recent years including Mexican Dynasties, which focused on three families in Mexico not at all connected to the mafia. It will be interesting to see if this new MTV show follows the same style of production and storytelling.
Families of the Mafia premieres on Thursday, April 9 at 9/8c.