The VH1 family lost one of its brightest stars on February 18th when we learned of the passing of Big Ang Raiola. And this week, we plan to honor her memory with one last party. Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang will debut at 9 PM ET/PT on Wednesday, March 9th immediately following the series finale of Mob Wives on VH1. Find out which celebs, co-stars, and fans will be there honoring the lady who could light up any room.
“LARGER THAN LIFE: A CELEBRATION OF BIG ANG”
TO AIR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th
AT 9 PM ET/PT
TRIBUTE SPECIAL TO AIR FOLLOWING THE “MOB WIVES” SERIES FINALE AT 8 PM ET/PT
Hosted by Nina Parker and Radio Personality Nessa, Celebrity Superfans
Including Yandy Smith, Carmen Carrera, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Dr. Jenn Mann, and Joe Budden Will Remember Big Ang In-Studio
Big Ang’s “Mob Wives” Cast Mates Will Share Memories And Vinny Guadagnino Will Gather Tributes From Fans On The Street
Wendy Williams, The Cast of “The Real,” Andy Cohen, Kim Zolciak, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, Pauly D, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Joy Behar, Michelle Buteau, Vivica A. Fox, Jackie Christie, Mimi Faust, Shaunie O’Neal, and VH1 “Black Ink Crew” Stars Ceaser and Dutchess Will Contribute Video Taped Messages & “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Star Stevie Joins Via Facetime
NEW YORK, NY (MARCH 8, 2016) – It’s the end of an era on VH1 when the series finale of the network’s hit “Mob Wives” airs Wednesday, March 9th at 8 PM ET/PT. The series finale will be directly followed by a tribute to one of VH1’s most beloved stars, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, who passed away in February following a battle with cancer. The special, titled “Larger Than Life: A Celebration of Big Ang” will debut at 9 PM ET/PT on Wednesday, March 9th.
Tune in to VH1 next week to catch the final “Mob Wives” reunion show, airing Wednesday, March 16th at 8 PM ET/PT.
Friends and family alike will gather with celebrity superfans to celebrate “Big Ang” – a singular personality known for her warmth, open-heartedness, and generosity. Big Ang burst upon the pop culture scene during the second season of “Mob Wives,” immediately winning the hearts of fans worldwide. Her “Mob Wives” cast mates will share their cherished memories of Ang, and fans will also have the opportunity to participate via a special tribute page that has been set up for Big Ang at http://welovebigang.vh1.com.
Be sure to ’like’ “Mob Wives” on Facebook, follow @MobWives on Twitter, and join the conversation using the hashtag #MobWives.
Developed from a concept by executive producer Jennifer Graziano of JustJenn Productions, “Mob Wives” is also produced by Marvin Peart, The Weinstein Company (Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser), Electus (Ben Silverman) and Left/Right (Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, and Adam Gonzalez), with Electus International distributing the series internationally. Chris McCarthy, Ryan Kroft, Nina L. Diaz and Daniel Blau Rogge serve as executive producers for VH1.