MTV’s upcoming reality show is bringing the mob to a whole new generation!
Made in Staten Island— which is part Mob Wives, part Jersey Shore— will premiere next month and follow the lives of eight men and women living in the “forgotten” New York City borough.
In the series trailer, which was released earlier this month, ‘Made in Staten Island’ star Karina Seabrook tells us, “We grew up surrounded by the mob. But now, we are trying to find our own way.”
According to MTV, the show’s stars are tough SI kids, some of whom have familial ties to the mob. The network says the show’s stars “battle the odds (and each other) to step out from the shadows and change the reputation of the place they call home. These friends will either choose wisely or fall prey to the mistakes of past generations.”
‘Mob Wives’ fans may recognize Karina as the daughter of ‘Mob Wives’ star Karen Gravano. Karen is the producer of ‘Made in Staten Island.’
In the trailer, Karina proudly declares her mobster roots (she is the granddaughter of former Gambino crime family underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano), and makes it known that she is carrying the mob mindset into the next generation.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you a boss,” Karina says in the trailer.
In addition to Karina, we will also meet Paulie Fusco, who is Karina’s boyfriend. (Viewers may remember him from a 2017 episode of MTV’s PromPosal.) According to MTV’s description, Paulie is “a true hustler always striving for the top” who has been kept out of the “street life” by Karina.
‘Made in Staten Island’ also stars Kayla Gonzalez, whom MTV identifies as “the muscle of the crew” due to her “reputation for never backing down from a good Staten Island fight.”
There’s also Dennie Augustine, who reportedly calls herself the “Godmutha” of the group.
“She has thick skin, and learned to use her wit to get out of any situation,” MTV states.
Dennie proved this last year when she caused outrage at her New Jersey college after posting a photo to Instagram that many deemed offensive. According to Monmouth University’s student newspaper, The Outlook, in October 2017, Dennie posted a photo of herself holding a cardboard sign that read “Need $ for child support #BlackTrash.”
She claimed it was part of a costume she wore to an off-campus “White Trash versus High Class” themed party. She later explained that she used “#BlackTrash” because she is African-American and did not feel comfortable using “#WhiteTrash” when she wasn’t white.
The controversy eventually smoothed over and Dennie continues to be a student at Monmouth University.
We will also meet Joe O’Toole, who reportedly calls himself “the charmer of the South Shore.” MTV states that he will “do anything for money.” His is the father of five-year-old daughter.
The show also stars Taylor O’Toole who is Joe’s twin sister. MTV describes her as a “guy’s girl who doesn’t take any attitude from anyone.” She is reportedly best friends with Dennie.
Christian “C.P.” (Last name unknown) is described by MTV as a “self-described lover and a fighter.”
MTV first revealed its plans to focus a reality TV show on Staten Island back in April. At the time, the network stated that the show would be called Staten Island 10310. The show was slated to premiere in August, but was pushed back for some reason.
MTV/VH1 President Chris McCarthy told Variety in April that he wanted a show that focused on Staten Island because “in many ways life on the island has such a different texture than the rest of New York. We get to see another side of these kids who are very scrappy.”
‘Made in Staten Island’ premieres Monday, January 14 on MTV.
Watch the series trailer below!
What doesn’t kill you, makes you a boss! 🙏 Mark your calendars, #MadeInStatenIsland is coming to @mtv on Monday, January 14th at 10/9c! pic.twitter.com/o7R0m9Lg2E
— Made In Staten Island (@statenislandmtv) December 18, 2018
(Photos: MTV, Instagram)
Why is being the granddaughter of a snitch hows that make you a boss he told on bosses cause he was weak its like we glorify narcs these days just a question
Of courseee Karen is the EP. you’re all too old now so let’s film the 20-something kids. Milk that shit! I’ll prob watch tho 🙈 the first couple eps anyways.
I knew Karen as a kid and knew her father too. Karen knows what its like growing up in this life style as i do, my father was a boss too for milwaukee, but karen’s kid , welll she really wasnt there..
Just what MTV and the world needs, another show about entitled little shits that think the world owes them everything, but they shouldn’t have to do real work to get it.
You know what would make for an amazing reality tv show? A show that actually represents life, you know, real life, no silver spoons, no huge paycheck, people that actually have to work(sometimes multiple jobs), go to school if they so choose, raise a family, make their own way, struggle to pay bills, be unable to afford everything they want (no family money to fall back on). A show where people actually live life, they don’t pretend they’re stars on some huge tv show, and therefore everyone should know who they are and automatically respect them, and do everything they say just because.
I know, the concept is odd, it’s……actual reality 😉 I’d watch the shit out of a show that actually depicts reality, the ups and downs, the true everyday struggle, maintaining relationships through it all. It would also be a much better idea of what it’s like to be young parent, single or not. Unlike Teen Mom, which has been an utter joke since season one, and definitely does not depict a typical teen parent life, given that much of the cast(s) have an awful lot of help and , apparently money, to fall back on and very little responsibility. Most teen parents do not have much of anything to fall back on, including family. It has also done jack all to help prevent unwanted teen pregnancy, despite what the producers say, it glorifies it in every single way possible.
Karina grew up in arizona..this is already so fake..and karen is such a pig
Bet they will act so tough with big attitude and just talk too much…
So cheesy! And, Sammy was a rat! Sammy “the rat” Gravano!
Staten Island Trash. Period
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So embarrassing to the people of Staten Island 🙄
Eye roll at Karina, who never had that accent when she was shown on Mob Wives, since she was raised in Arizona.
Oh good grief. Karen’s daughter was born and raised in Arizona 😂😂😂😂 now she has a phony NY accent. These kids are fucked lmao, riding on the mobs coattails