The Show with Vinny
GenreReality/talk show
Created by
StarringVinny Guadagnino
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Executive producers
  • Jacquelyn French
  • Janay Dutton
  • Jared Hoffman
  • Jessica Zalkindx
  • Kara Welker
  • Pam LaLima
  • SallyAnn Salsano
Running time21-24 minutes
Production companies495 Productions
Generate Management
MTV Production Development
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Original networkMTV
Original releaseMay 2 (2013-05-02) –
July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
Related showsJersey Shore
Snooki & Jwoww
The Pauly D Project
External links

The Show with Vinny (also known as Show with Vinny) is an American hybrid talk show reality television series on MTV.[1] The series premiered on May 2, 2013, at 10:00 pm ET/PT.[2]


The series captures Vinny Guadagnino as he invites various celebrities into his home, located in Staten Island, New York, to indulge in a home-cooked Italian meal and a candid conversation with Guadagnino's family. Unlike other talk shows, there is no live studio audience, only Guadagnino's family and friends.[3][4][5] Guests included on the show are: Mark Wahlberg, Lil Wayne, Ke$ha, Jenny McCarthy, ASAP Rocky, Whitney Cummings, Anthony Mackie, Ciara, Austin Mahone, Brittany Snow, Kat Graham, Redfoo, Iggy Azalea, Perez Hilton, Victoria Justice, The Saturdays, Jenna Marbles, Erica Mena, MGK, Bella Thorne, Mindless Behavior and Tyler The Creator.[6]


No. Guests Original air date U.S. viewers
0"Movie Awards Sneak Peak"April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)1.85[7]
1Lil Wayne and Jenna MarblesMay 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)1.19[8]
Lil Wayne is the first guest to visit the Guadagnino home and later the duo goes to the skate park. Jenna Marbles arrives next, and activities include a video chat with Snooki.
2Victoria Justice and Scott DisickMay 9, 2013 (2013-05-09)1.02[9]
Vinny takes Victoria Justice to an amusement park. Scott Disick brings his lavish wardrobe to swap with Vinny.
3Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and KeshaMay 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)0.64[10]
Vinny goes to the gym with Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie from the upcoming Michael Bay movie "Pain & Gain." Later, Ke$ha comes over to Vinny's house and before you know it, his crazy Uncle Nino is being doused in green and purple glitter.
4ASAP Rocky and The SaturdaysMay 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)0.67[11]
A$AP Rocky stops by for an Italian family dinner. Vinny heads to the diner where his mom works for a big American breakfast with British girl group and reality stars The Saturdays.
5Jenny McCarthy and Mindless BehaviorMay 30, 2013 (2013-05-30)0.72[12]
Paola catches Vinny interviewing Jenny McCarthy in bed and forces them into the living room where they play "Never Have I Ever." Vinny meets Mindless Behavior at a basketball court and before he knows it, a mob of fans arrive.
6Redfoo and CiaraJune 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)0.54[13]
Redfoo dresses up the family and teaches everyone how to dance "LMFAO" style. Ciara teaches the family freestyle rapping.
7MGK and Kat GrahamJune 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)0.66[14]
Vinny introduces MGK to his sister and Kat Graham shows Vinny and the family how to do her dance.
8Erica Mena and Austin MahoneJune 20, 2013 (2013-06-20)0.43[15]
Austin Mahone teaches Vinny how to beat box, and Erica Mena also plays a prank on Uncle Nino.
9Iggy Azalea and Tyler, The CreatorJune 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)0.53[16]
Vinny interviews Iggy Azalea and they have a pizza eating competition. Tyler, the Creator helps Vinny pull a prank on his sister as Tyler fakes having an asthma attack.
10Whitney Cummings and Bella ThorneJuly 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)0.44[17]
Vinny brings Paola and Uncle Nino to Los Angeles, where he interviews Whitney Cummings poolside and learns how to dance from Bella Thorne, in a tutu no less.
11Perez Hilton and Brittany SnowJuly 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)0.47[17]
In LA, Perez Hilton tells Vinny how he went from blogger bully to nice guy. Brittany Snow and Vinny get to know each other through a round of speed-dating


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