TLC has yanked Mama’s Boys of the Bronx from their schedule after two weeks on the air. The reality series revolves around a handful of thirty-something Italian-American guys who live at home with their moms in the northernmost boroughs of New York City.
According to stats, week-to-week Mama’s Boys dropped from 808,000 to 610,000 viewers at 10:00 p.m., and 817,000 to 563,000 viewers at 10:30 p.m. The cable channel has replaced Mama’s Boys with installments of Undercover Boss Abroad.
Castmembers have been encouraging fans of the show to petition TLC to bring the show back. One of the stars, Anthony Zoccolillo, wrote on Facebook, “You know whats funny TLC? We filmed all this great stuff about our culture, values, and traditions and you cut it all out and make them add all this nonsense then cancel us cause nobody liked what you told our production team to shoot.. what do you know about our Italian culture… let us be who we really are and then maybe we would have got better ratings.”
TLC commissioned eight episodes and six have yet to air. There’s no word on when or if they will.
What do you think? Did you like this reality series? Do you think that TLC should air the rest of the episodes?
Anthony, Frankie, Chip and Giovanni (top row, from left)
Peter, Patti, Gina Piarulli, Camille and Gina Demalijaj (bottom row, from left)