Angela Raiola, Big Ang, made her debut on season 2 of Mob Wives and became very popular very fast. Fans fell in love with her infectious laugh, big personality and crazy antics and feel like they know her and now they will get to see more of her. Big Ang, as she is affectionately called on Mob Wives, is getting her own spinoff reality show.
VH1 has ordered 10 episodes of Big Ang following the Mob Wives star as she hangs out with her friends and runs her restaurant, Drunken Monkey, in Staten Island. Expect to also see her dog lil Louis on the show.
I, along with everyone I know and our viewers, fell in love with Big Ang from the very first moment we saw her on screen in 'Mob Wives,' Jeff Olde, EVP of original programming and production at VH1, said in a statement. Ang is the definition of authentic. What you see is what you get, no apologies. She's enjoying life on her own terms -- and having had the pleasure of hanging out with Big Ang, her friends and family at The Drunken Monkey, I guarantee viewers are in for a real treat.
The show was developed by Jennifer Graziano, the creator of Jersey Shore, along with Electus, The Weinstein Company and Left/Right.
I've known Big Ang since I was a kid and can always remember thinking, 'this woman is a star!' Graziano, of JustJenn Productions, said in a statement. It gives me great pleasure to be in the position to show the world what I have always seen in her. Big Ang was on my mind for 'Mob Wives' from the start -- I believe she was a great addition for Season 2 and will be an even bigger force to reckon with on her own show! Watch out America ... it's Big Ang!
Witn Big Ang being the resident scene stealer on Mob Wives, her new reality show is bound to have some memorable moments.
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