ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/25/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from National Geographic Channel's press release, July 2013) Mobsters, both real and fictional, have long captured the attention of the American psyche. Recent headlines are no exception: the trial of famed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger; a new twist in the four-decades-long search for the body of Detroit's Jimmy Hoffa; the popularity of television shows like HBO's Boardwalk Empire and VH1's Mob Wives; and a country mourning the loss of the renowned James Gandolfini, known for his legendary portrayal of mobster Tony Soprano. But rarely do mafiosi step out of the shadows to tell their own stories of violence, greed, omerta and La Cosa Nostra. Now, National Geographic Channel (NGC) goes behind the scenes of the famed and enigmatic hidden empire of crime, money and violence known as the American mob to chronicle the real-life mobsters who would do anything to protect their family and the authorities fighting to bring them down. Inside the American Mob, a new series premiering Sunday, July 28, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT, delves into the world of the modern Mafia, as told by those who lived it and those who hunted it, to reveal the eye-opening, true-life saga of how U.S. law enforcement took down the deadly, corrupt and unforgiving crime ring known as the American mob.