Fans better hope that the ladies of "Mob Wives," Renee Graziano, Drita D'Avanzo, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, and Natalie Guercio, start bringing the heat soon because season five is reportedly off to a boring start. All About The Real Housewives reported on Wednesday, June 25, that filming for the new season has already started and so far there's nothing dramatic happening.
According to a source, the only real big storyline that the show has going on right now is Big Ang being a grandmother. The woman who can typically be counted to bring the drama, Renee, hasn't even filmed with the other women because she's still busy promoting her cookbook with her sister Jennifer Graziano.
Since Jennifer is the creator and executive producer of the show, it's pretty certain that Renee isn't getting any trouble for being MIA from filming. Once Renee does get around to filming with the other women, it's likely that the show will get the drama that it needs to draw viewers in, since Renee left season four pretty much in feuds with all of the women.
One thing that producers are still doing is reaching out to Alicia DiMichele to convince her to return. Alicia, who along with Natalie was brought into the show for season four as the "new blood," announced in late April that she has decided to leave the show in order to concentrate on her family. Another reason for her surprise departure likely has to do with her federal embezzlement case. Many speculate that she's trying to fix her image for a light sentence. After all, being on a show titled "Mob Wives" doesn't exactly scream innocence to a judge.
Unfortunately for Alicia's fans, she's still holding out and believes that the best thing to do right now is to stay away from camera crews. Just because she's not on the show doesn't mean that isn't still hanging out with the other women however. About a week ago, Alicia DiMichele partied with Drita D'Avanzo, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, and Natalie Guercio. The caption for the photo states that their friendship goes beyond the show. Renee Graziano was nowhere to be seen.