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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Turnocat Bonanno crime family mobsters resurface out of witness protection in new reality show



Going from a life of crime to life in the suburbs proves to be the ultimate challenge in Oxygen Media’s quirky new half-hour docu-comedy series “Unprotected, premiering Tuesday, April 11 at 9pm ET/PT. The series follows the Cantarellas, a boisterous, old-school family that participated in the Federal Witness Protection Program after their testimony led to the conviction of one of the most powerful crime families in the country. Now out of the program and raising two teenagers in Scottsdale, Arizona, viewers will get an up-close and amusing glimpse into the lives of this New York family as they adapt to their unfamiliar suburban surroundings, try to shred old habits and stay true to themselves.
“‘Unprotected’ is a hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy series that reminds us that at the core of it all, it’s all about family,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, Oxygen Media. “The Cantarella way may not always be the norm, but they’re a delightful blend of clashing generations and over-the-top personalities. The pursuit of second chances will resonate with our audience, making everyone feel as if they're a part of the family.”
In the series premiere, after being offended by a not-so-great Yelp review of the family car wash, Richard and Lauretta track down the culprit in an effort to get the review removed. Meanwhile, Toni and Richie Jr. make a commercial in hopes of turning the wash’s reputation around. From running a legit family business to making new friends, the Cantarellas are putting their wayward past behind them and learning how to live life in the ‘burbs.
Meet the Family:
Richard Cantarella - Richard, the 73-year-old patriarch, is a former mob captain who turned on his associates in order to protect his family and remove them from the dangers associated with life within the mafia. Richard grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and knew everyone there was to know in town. At 18 years old, Richard met the love of his life, Lauretta, right down the block from where he grew up, and the two have been married for 52 years.

Lauretta Cantarella - Lauretta, the 70-year-old matriarch, is loyal to the core. For Lauretta, family always comes first: she lives and breathes for her husband, children, and grandchildren, who all live in the same gated community. Lauretta grew up in a fifth-floor walkup tenement building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and prides herself on being an old-school girl’s girl.

Tracey Accardo - Tracey is the daughter of Richard and Lauretta, sister to Paul, and runs one of the Cantarellas' car washes. Tracey enjoyed growing up on Staten Island and has been married to her husband, Eddie, for 25 years, having met him when she was 17. Tracey has a big personality and an even bigger heart filled with love for her family, including her two children, a 22-year-old son and a 19-year-old daughter.

Paul Cantarella - Paul is the son of Richard and Lauretta, brother to Tracey, and has helped run the family car wash business since the very beginning. Born on Staten Island, he met his wife, Kim, through a mutual friend and knew right away that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Paul is extremely family oriented and loves to spend time with his two children, Richie and Toni Ann. His favorite activity is to go to the gym with his kids.

Kim Cantarella - Kim was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island. Unlike her immediate family, who are primarily involved in the family car wash business, Kim is a stay-at-home mother to her two children, Richie and Toni Ann. Kim met her husband, Paul, through a mutual friend at the age of 20, and they were married three years later. She is particularly sensitive and blunt, and she worries about everyone and everything.

Toni Ann Cantarell - Toni Ann is the daughter of Paul and Kim, sister to Richie, and is the youngest member the Cantarella family. Although she was born on Staten Island, she grew up in Scottsdale after a brief time in Pennsylvania and Tennessee when her family was in the Federal Witness Protection Program. She plans to attend Arizona State University in the fall and study business, but she will still live at home with her parents.

Richie Cantarella - Richie is the son of Paul and Kimberly Cantarella and brother to Toni Ann. He was born on Staten Island, but at a young age he lived in Pennsylvania and Tennessee while his family was in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Richie recently graduated from high school in Arizona (where he currently resides), and although his parents want him to go to college, he would rather go into the family business.

“Unprotected” is produced by Propagate with Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Kevin Healey, Eric Kutner, Haylee Vance and Meredith Prunkard serving as Executive Producers.

http://www.oxygen.com/unprotected/blogs/new-docu-comedy-series-unprotected-premieres-tuesday-april-11-at-98c-on-oxygen


19 comments:

  1. Great now we got a tv show glorifying bein a piece of shyt scum of the earth rat coxksucker!Any real man wont watch this show cuz they dont deserve the ratings or to be glorified for bein a rat

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  2. Rat, hide out for a few years and then write a book and make a reality show. Lucky and carlo are rolling in thier graves

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    1. So true bro lucky is looking Down saying wtf has happened. You know what happened technology happened and guys with no back bones where in the mob and most where a bunch of fake tough guys

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    2. Also when u hit the Feds giving guys 3 years for wacking 10 guys only a fool wouldn't take that deal. Life of crime paid if ur a rat. They got over in both end.

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    3. Nothing but a bunch of Cosa Nostra wannabe's these days.

      Where did his old lady get that face job from? Chop Up Your Face R"Us

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    4. Post your picture for us when you're 70, DoucheBag.

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  3. I'VE SEEN IT ALL NOW . . . . "PROUD - RATS" .. .. !! IMAGINE ALL THE GUY'S HE PUT UNDER THE GUN FOR THAT REASON WHEN HE WAS A "CAPO OF GOOD STANDING" .. .. NOW HE'S A "SQUEEK, SQUEEK, SNITCH" .. * A 'D A M N' SHAME*

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  4. or get the business end of a .30-06

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  5. Fuking POS Rats if the Bonanno family still had any Balls in the game they would get this Fuking old man hit in front of his family. Trying to look like he's a Fuking tough guy RAT POS

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  6. Fuck that fat piece of shit "patriarch" and his monstrosity of a wife. Glad the govt could set all of them up so nicely. The youngest woman was right, I'd be ashamed also. Disgraceful! A proud rat. Show doesn't deserve the time of the day.

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  7. Everyone should go leave the worst yelp review and when it asks why say cuz yr a coxksuckin rat piece of shyt scumbag of the earth Snitches die slow pussy ass bitxh

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  8. Scumbag rat faggot

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  9. What the government does to the mob on Monday it does to everyone else on Tuesday. All is surveillance now. It's hard for criminals, and soon all will be categorized as criminal, those who make money, who take money, who make political commentary or who demand that their rights be respected. This is the world we're living in now. In a way this show is a bit dated, being the documentary version of the Sopranos. The fictional version probably hews closer to the truth, revealing what anyone in their right mind hides from the documentary camera. If you want to see real sickness and corruption, check out the Andy Cohen empire, the housewives series, and the Kardashians and MTV. They have pissed on the soul of America and whored out the culture. They're the real destroyers.

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  10. shellack head wasn't looking that tough when he was
    running around like a coffee boy for massino. punk.
    all my regards shellack, vito b.

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  11. Where do the idiots posting here come from?
    They're a bunch of really bad cartoon characters.

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    1. They come from people who know that the Cantarella family are horrible people. Richie is a killer, his son Paul was involved in home invasions his wife is a felon as well. I feel bad that they choose to act like a cute little family and put their Grandchild in the public eye.

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  12. I just saw your promo for Unprotected. Lets understand something this isn’t a cute little family. They are a family that made money by killing people and then ratting people out. Richard only cared about cash and would not let anyone get in the way his quest of cash.
    People have lost family members husbands, fathers, brothers because of Richard’s actions. HIs son Paul committed home invasions. He was involved in tying people up, putting guns to their head and then robbing them. People who were just sitting home watching TV, eating dinner one minute and the next fearful for their lives. There is nothing funny or cute about them. They are a disgrace and you are a disgrace to pretty them up. I wonder how you would feel if you were at the end of the Cantraella family’s rage. Would your use the word docu-comedy to describe your fear and loss?
    A 2nd chance was given to this family when they were relocated by the US government which was sicking as well to now glorify them is beyond anything that should be ok in anyones world.
    Shame on you, shame on your network, shame on the person who thought this was a good project.

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  13. Richard Cantarella - Richard, the 73-year-old patriarch, is a former mob captain who turned on his associates in order to protect his family and remove them from the dangers associated with life within the mafia.
    After killing people and raising a punk son.

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