VH1 releases photos of I Love New York 2 cast, which includes a group of “mama’s boys”

VH1 has revealed the cast members of I Love New York 2.

The 20 men have been revealed in groups: the five Mama’s Boys “were hand-picked by Sister Patterson,” according to VH1, while 10 were cast by the producers (five here and five more here). The final five were selected via the online casting, and are pictured in a group photo.

The network also released photos of New York and the first episode. The new season debuts Oct. 8.

Meet New York’s Men!, The Men of I Love New York 2 – A Closer Look, More Close-Ups of New York’s Men, New York’s Men – Take 3, and New York’s New Look [VH1]

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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