Miami Monkey

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Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey logo.jpg
GenreReality television
Created byJennifer Graziano
StarringAngela "Big Ang" Raiola
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Banks Tarver
  • Ben Silverman
  • Bob Weinstein
  • David Glasser
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Jennifer Graziano
  • Jimmy Fox
  • Kari McFarland
  • Ken Druckerman
  • Meryl Poster
  • Nina L. Diaz
  • Rick Hankey
  • Shelly Tatro
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorElectus International
Release
Original networkVH1
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 8 –
November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)
Chronology
Preceded byBig Ang
Related showsMob Wives
External links
Website

Miami Monkey is an American reality television series that aired on VH1, and is the third spin-off to Mob Wives. Premiering on September 8, 2013,[1] the series chronicled Angela "Big Ang" Raiola as she opened up a second location of her Staten Island bar. It featured Big Ang, her daughter Raquel, and their team of staff that assist in the daily operations.[2]

Raiola confirmed during a May 2013 interview that a second season of her show Big Ang was being produced,[3] but it was later revealed that the season would be retooled as another spin-off. The series name stems from the name of Ang's bar that opened on May 19, 2013.[4][5] Raiola moved to Miami for filming in April 2013 with production ending on August 11, 2013.[6]

In July 2014, Raiola confirmed that Miami Monkey had been canceled.[7]

Cast[edit]

  • Angela "Big Ang" Raiola,[8][9] – Main cast member on Mob Wives and Big Ang
  • Raquel – Big Ang's daughter
  • Ryan – Raquel's best friend
  • Marissa – Raquel's other best friend
  • Roxanne – Raquel's cousin and married to Big Ang's nephew Ronnie
  • Morgan Osman – Bartender; appeared on season five of Bad Girls Club
  • Jaclyn J. Jannarkia – Marketing Manager
  • Cristina – Bartender
  • Nate Ryan – Bartender and DJ
  • Gabby – Girlfriend of Big Ang's son AJ; former employee
  • Sheila Gambino - Big Ang's friend

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1"Miami Monkey"September 8, 2013 (2013-09-08)0.63[10]
In the series premiere, Big Ang puts together the final preparations prior to opening her new bar in South Beach by calling in some of her friends and family from Staten Island.
2"Monkey Wrench"September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)N/A
Ang and Raquel have to defuse a problem between staff members after one of them has a temper tantrum. Later, one of the employees is caught stealing.
3"Mo' Monkey Mo' Problems"September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)N/A
The Miami Monkey staff prepare for their promotional photo shoot, and begin to question who they can trust after the tequila thief confesses. One of the girls walks off the set of the shoot, which leaves Ang to figure out how to find a replacement and move on while losing another employee.
4"Monkey In The Middle"September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)N/A
Ang plans a special photo shoot for Morgan to promote for the Miami Monkey.
5"Monkey Business"October 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)0.63[11]
The New York girls continue to fight while Nate and Cristina hook up.
6"A Big Ang Birthday"October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)N/A
Ang celebrates her birthday with a party and a Monkey.
7"Drama and Drag"October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)N/A
Morgan starts to spread gossip to keep her position at the bar, which ends up in a confrontation.
8"Worst Team Meeting Ever"October 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)N/A
Raquel starts a staff meeting about the gossip and to fix work relationships with the staff.
9"Whine Bar"October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)N/A
Ang opens a wine tasting event, while Morgan and Cristina start more drama.
10"Monkeys In Bikinis"November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)N/A
Ang ends the summer with a bikini fashion show with one staff member, Morgan not attending.
11"Season Finale"November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)N/A
Ang and the staff say goodbye to Miami and the Miami Monkey. Morgan gets fired by Ang and Cristina decides on going to rehab.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black, Elizabeth (August 1, 2013). "Get Ready, Big Ang Is About To Take Miami By Storm With Miami Monkey". VH1 Blog (Press release). Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Doss, Laine (August 5, 2013). "Mob Wives Films at Rusty Pelican, Miami Monkey Gets Its Own Show". Miami New Times. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Ullman, Whitney (May 22, 2013). "Big Ang: 'Marriage is overrated,' and other words of wisdom from the Mob Wives star". New Jersey Online. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Abravanel, Lesley (March 29, 2013). "Big Ang is coming to Miami for reality show". The Miami Herald. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Doss, Laine (May 21, 2013). "Miami Monkey: Big Ang's Boob-a-Licious Bar Opens on Ocean Drive". Miami New Times. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "jenngraziano — Instagram". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  7. ^ Levine, Rachel (July 7, 2014). "'Mob Wives' Cast News: Big Ang Reveals 'Miami Monkey' Isn't Returning To VH1". Enstars. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Miami Monkey – Cast Bios". VH1. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  9. ^ Lovece, Frank (July 3, 2012). "'Mob Wives,' 'Big Ang' spinoff: Joyful tackiness". Newsday. New York. Retrieved July 8, 2012. ... who turned 52 Saturday [June 30, 2012]
  10. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 10, 2013). "Sunday's Cable Ratings: "Breaking Bad" Pulls Back in Front for AMC". The Futon Critic.
  11. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 8, 2013). "Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NFL Dominates Demos for CBS, NBC". The Futon Critic.

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