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Growing Up Gotti
Format Reality
Starring Victoria Gotti
Frank Agnello
Carmine Agnello, Jr
John Agnello
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 41
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel A&E
Original run August 2, 2004 (2004-08-02) – December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)

Growing Up Gotti was an American reality television series that appeared on A&E. It featured the life of Victoria Gotti, daughter of late Mafia boss John Gotti, and her three sons; Carmine Agnello Jr., John Gotti Agnello, and Frank Gotti Agnello.

Due to declining ratings, A&E canceled Growing Up Gotti at the end of 2005. The Smoking Gun launched a parody of sorts entitled Blowing Up Gotti, which consisted of family visits to John Gotti while he was in prison that prison officials routinely taped.


A&E faced criticism for this show. Some felt that A&E was showcasing a family living in luxury that was purchased by blood money made by John Gotti. They felt the network glorified the fruits of organized crime. Many have also complained about the foul language used on the show, as well as the dysfunctional relationship between Victoria Gotti and her sons. says about the show "Victoria Gotti has the warmth of an ice pick and her sons the charm of, well, thugs." [1]


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