It was to be expected, but it's nice to hear it officially: Deadline is reporting that VH1's hit show Mob Wives has been renewed for a third season, which is set to premiere in early 2013. Since the show began airing in April 2011, its ratings have gone nowhere but up - season two's ratings were up 25% from season one, and the show averages 1.6 million viewers a week, high numbers for a cable network.

Dare we call Mob Wives the new Jersey Shore

[via Deadline]