E! and WWE along with Bunim-Murray Productions today announced that Total Divas has been renewed for season 3 and will start airing new episodes on Sunday, September 7.
The cast will consist of Nikki and Brie Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie, Summer Rae, and a new addition – Rosa Mendes. Mendes has been with WWE since 2006 and this is the first time she will be appearing on the show.
The full press release can be found below:
Los Angeles, CA, May 19, 2014 – E!, WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their intimate look inside the glamorous, hectic and often dramatic lives of the WWE Divas when “Total Divas” returns for season three Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET/PT.
Cameras will once again shadow WWE Divas The Bella Twins™(Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Naomi™ (Trinity), Cameron™ (Ariane) and rookies Eva Marie™, and Summer Rae™ giving viewers insight into how these women, who are on the road for 52 weeks a year, balance their personal lives while fighting for the spotlight. In addition, WWE Diva Rosa Mendes™ joins the cast, as the fiery Latina who has been around WWE for years has finally found herself in the limelight. Season two of “Total Divas” is currently airing all-new episodes every Sunday at 9pm ET/PT.
One of E!’s most popular series, “Total Divas” currently averages 798,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo with a total of 1.3 million viewers on average. Additionally, the series ranks as a cable top 5 destination in its timeslot, Sundays 9-10pm, in the viewers 18-34 and women 18-34 demos. Total Divas is E!’s second-strongest original series of 2014-to-date following “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
In season two, the drama has been taken to new levels as the Divas’ popularity has grown. Nikki Bella’s relationship with boyfriend WWE Superstar John Cena® has been under a media microscope and their contradicting thoughts on marriage and starting a family have placed the couple in a deadlock. Meanwhile, Brie Bella has been eagerly planning her upcoming wedding to WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan which will culminate in the “Total Divas” season finale airing Sunday, June 1st at 9pm.
For Trinity, this season has been a roller coaster, as she married the love of her life, WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso™, struggled with the idea of motherhood, and dropped her very first single “Dance All Night.” In the remainder of the season, viewers will see Trinity face a career threatening injury when she takes a blow from a fellow Diva during a televised match.
Similar to Trinity, fun loving Nattie has faced several challenges in season two as she continues to find common ground in her first year of marriage to her husband TJ (WWE Superstar Tyson Kidd™) especially when it comes to money, in-laws and their lackluster romantic lives. Nattie has also struggled with newbie Summer Rae who has become a key player in WWE storylines, taking screen time away from the veteran Diva.
Nattie wasn’t the only Diva who Summer had conflicts with as she went toe-to-toe with Brie, Nikki, and, as viewers will come to see later this season, possible tag-team partner Eva Marie. Away from work, Summer has been trying to get into the dating scene after a recent breakup left her yearning for companionship.
Sassy and saucy Ariane is also getting back to her music and dance roots as she gears up to release her first single. However, she is more focused on raising her celebrity status which doesn’t sit very well with her boyfriend.
Eva Marie opened up a closet full of secrets this season each more shocking than the one before. Season two opened with the red headed Diva revealing she secretly eloped with her longtime boyfriend Jonathan and some provocative modeling photos from her past surfaced which spread quickly through the WWE locker room. Coming up, Eva continues to surprise and shows a side to her that none of the other Divas have seen before.
Former model and WWE Diva Rosa Mendes joins the cast for season three. A veteran of the Divas Division since 2006, Rosa has spent the past year with her eyes on the cast of Total Divas. Now that she’s one of them, there is no telling what may happen next.
On top of all the drama outside of the ring, Rosa and the rest of the Divas compete for a top spot, and the highly coveted Diva’s title, at WrestleMania® 30.
“Total Divas” is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn and Will Staeger are Executive Producers for WWE.