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TLC to give a slice of Italy with 'Mama's Boys of the Bronx'

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MUMBAI: TLC brings an exciting and unique concept series Mama's Boys of the Bronx. The series explores the relationship that 5 boys - Anthony, Frankie, Giovanni, Peter and Chip – share with their mothers. From cleaning their rooms, washing their clothes, preparing their favourite foods, to shopping for their groceries, these boys rely on their mothers for everything.

The eight-episode series captures the everyday life of these proud Italian-American men who grew up together and still live with their mothers. Mama's Boys of the Bronx will premiere on 7 July every Monday at 10 pm.

The five boys are in their 30's yet they let their mothers do everything for them. They work, they party and they go out looking for the Italian woman of their dreams.

Anthony, Frankie, Giovanni, Peter and Chip are attractive, employed, in their 30's and don't have to clean their rooms or buy gel for their hair. Their mothers take care of everything. The mothers would love to see their sons married off to ‘good Italian girls,’ but until that day comes, they're perfectly happy having their precious boys at home.

Giovanni is one of them. He is 38, and is known as Johnny Margarita (because his father's bar, where all the mobsters hung out, was called Cafe Margarita). He is an aspiring fashion designer. Frankie is also 38 and he grew up as a street kid. He now is a construction worker and he wants to find a girl just like his Italian mother, Gina, to start a family with. Peter is the youngest, 28, and he is a math teacher who aspires to be an actor. Chip, 36, is a personal trainer and Anthony, 35, is constantly on the prowl.

The five men are portrayed at work, at home, out on the town and on their street, Arthur Avenue. Mama's Boys of the Bronx gives a glimpse into the Italian-American culture in the Bronx, yet, is designed to entertain.

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