In the season premiere of American Gypsies, we meet the Johns—a prominent Romani, or Gypsy, family from New York City. Patriarch Bob’s health is failing, prompting rival brothers Nicky and Bobby to start battling for leadership. Old-school Nicky wants to stick to tradition, but Bobby wants to integrate with American society and allow his daughters to take part in a local acting recital. Then, when a rival family encroaches on Nicky’s psychic shop turf, he calls his four brothers into a violent confrontation, landing the whole family in Romani Court.
Tonight, watch American Gypsies: Rivals at War with Bobby Johns at 9P ET. Bobby is the second oldest of the five brothers, and insists that family is everything. Bobby’s got respect on the street, connections in the community, and is always looking for money-making opportunities. And while he respects his culture, he’s not above bending the rules. Follow Bobby on Twitter at @americangypsies for live commentary during the east coast premiere and ask him questions. Check out the clip below for a little taste of what’s to come tonight on the season premiere.
If you thought they only told fortunes, then you don’t know Gypsies. Tune in tonight at 9P ET.