Watch The New Mob Wives Chicago Promo For A Deep Dish Version Of The Big, Big Bang


Those of you who can’t wait to see what Mob Wives: Chicago has in store, we’ve got a little treat for you. This brand new promo for the series has just arrived —featuring the show’s theme song, “Playing For Keeps” by Elle King— and at the very least, we’re excited to finally give you a glimpse of the cast that’s been hiding out in the Windy City. For a who’s who of the new cast, check out the press release here, or read on. Mob Wives: Chicago premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

RENEE FECAROTTA RUSSO: Renee is a strong independent businesswoman who was raised by her uncle, “Big John” Fecarotta, following the death of her father. An alleged loan collector and hit man for “The Outfit,” Fecarotta was Renee’s mentor and best friend until being gunned down by fellow mobster Nick Calabrese. Fiercely loyal to his memory, Renee still abides by the “code”: never associate with rats…take it to the grave.

NORA SCHWEIHS: Nora is back in Chicago to take care of some unfinished business. Nora’s father, Frank “The German” Schweihs, was reputed to be one of the most notorious hit men for the Mob. Schwiehs, whose alleged “hits” were not limited to the Mob, has long been rumored to be responsible for the death of Marilyn Monroe. Shortly after his death in 2008, the government confiscated his remains before he could be properly buried. Nora has returned to Chicago to learn the whereabouts of his body. Despite growing up hearing stories of his viciousness and brutality, Nora idolized her father and she continues to defend him…even to his grave.

PIA RIZZA: Pia may have a mouth like a trucker, but she’s spoken zip about her father since she was a little girl. Vincent Rizza was a dirty Chicago cop who worked for the Mob, testified against the Mob and then went into the Witness Protection Program. Pia has struggled all her life to hide from the shame of having a “rat” for a father. It’s been especially difficult to avoid the judgments and finger pointing in a town that celebrates the folk heroes and glory days of the Mob.

CHRISTINA SCOLERI: As an unemployed divorced mother of a 9-year-old, Christina is struggling to provide a stable environment for her daughter. Christina is the daughter of Raymond Janek, a one-time thief and alleged fence for the Mob. Serving 20 years off and on for various offenses, Janek finally went straight in 1987, and his relationship with his daughter remains distant. Christina’s father is a reminder of her own unstable upbringing, and she’s determined not to repeat the sins of her father.

LEAH DESIMONE: Leah is the over-protected daughter of William “Wolf” DeSimone, a supposed “associate of the Mob, but Leah’s keeping mum. Leah never knew, and knew never to ask what her Dad did for a living. Leaving one day in a suit, Wolf would return days later in street clothes with no explanation and none expected. Now “retired,” Wolf still keeps tabs on his little girl. But as vigilant as he is of her safety, Leah is equally secretive of her Dad’s profession … if you’re “connected,” you NEVER talk about it!

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  1. Michelle says:

    Seriously? A Ripoff Spinoff! Pullease…

  2. leah gamez-hernandez says:

    Let’s see what Chicago brings……………….

  3. Nique says:

    I’ll be watching!

  4. AMB says:

    cant wait to watch these girls! Love the NY one! I will love the chicago one!

  5. Liz Reynolds says:

    I cant wait to see the Chicago Mob Wives! I love Mob Wives from Staten Island. Renee is is over the top! Love her. Looking forward to see these Chicago Wives! Hurry and get here June!

  6. danielle says:

    Omg cannot wait i didnt know there was going to be another mob wives so excited to watch the girls they sound like the real deal!

  7. melindacarr says:

    sorry girls,but mobwives of new york is a trillion times better than your 1st episode,those girls are MUCH more interesting…good luck with your show.

  8. KC Live says:

    Can you say makeup. These girls look hard. This story line is weak.

  9. John says:

    VH1 has hit rock bottom airing this garbage. These hags are an embarrassment to themselves, the city of Chicago, and the italian people. Get an identity of your own already ladies; no one cares who you or your fathers were.

  10. Lisa says:

    Mob Wives NY hands down seems so much better than Chicago…..sorry…but this group seems harder, trashier and that Renee seems nothing but a stuck up snob!

  11. Loren says:

    Is it just me, or do all of the Chicago women look like tired old hookers? At least the ones in NY are gorgeous and classy.