LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1's hit series "Mob Wives" is back Sunday, January 6th ( 8:00 PM ET/ PT), and Season 3 finds fan favorites Renee, Karen, Drita, Carla, "Big Ang," and Ramonastruggling to maintain their hard-won independence – but the mob drama continues to pull them back in. Yet when Hurricane Sandy devastates Staten Island, the women survive the aftermath using their strength and street smarts - and show just how much heart they have as they work to rebuild their hometown, lending a helping hand to their family, friends, neighbors and community. Viewers will also be introduced to a new cast member, Love Majewski. A hot-tempered "mob moll" with a notorious past, Love is back in town to reconnect with old friends – but quickly finds that jealousy is in the air, as are brand new Staten Island scuffles. Season 3 picks up with the women trying to move on in several different ways. In the wake of ex-husband Junior's betrayal, Renee battles an ongoing secret which proves to be too much for her to handle alone. Big Ang copes with the fallout from her son's drug rehabilitation and final sentencing, and Drita learns that her husband Lee is going to be released from jail and is forced to consider her options and the consequences they will have on her life. Much to Carla's amazement, things continue to heat up between (her still husband) Joe and his much younger girlfriend. As Karen continues to build her entrepreneurial empire, she learns some startling news about her boyfriend Dave that jeopardizes their long-standing love connection. And with Ramona's boyfriend Joe still stuck behind bars and awaiting sentencing, Ramona receives an offer she may never be able to refuse. As "godmother" to the group, Big Ang's peace-making skills are put through the wringer as the battles between the women continue to divide and multiply. Drita and Ramona are unexpectedly brought to the table and pressed to settle their scores. When Renee and Carla go to war, it leaves everyone stunned and their twenty-year friendship in tatters. "Mob Wives" season 3 brings the gangster drama back on a whole new level - just as old feuds are put to rest, new conflicts arise as names and accusations come out – testing the bounds of friendship, family and loyalty.