Total Bellas

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Total Bellas
Total Bell's poster.jpg
The third seasons' promotional poster
GenreReality television
Starring
Opening theme"We've Come So Far" by Felicia Barton ft KIT
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes34
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brie Bella
  • Nikki Bella
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Gil Goldshein
  • Russell Jay
  • Jeff Jenkins
  • Jonathan Murray
Production location(s)Tampa, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona
San Diego, California
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time41–43 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkE!
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Total Bellas is an American reality television series that premiered on E! on October 5, 2016.[1] The series is a spin-off of Total Divas which gives viewers a further look into the lives of twin sisters Brie and Nikki Bella, along with their immediate family and Brie’s partner, Daniel Bryan respectively.[2]

On June 21, 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season which will premiere in 2020.[3]

Production[edit]

On April 20, 2016, it was announced via E! Online that Brie and Nikki Bella would be getting a spin-off show entitled Total Bellas. The show revolves around the lives of the twins and their family.[4] Filming for the first season was set in Tampa, Florida as Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan moved in with Nikki Bella and John Cena to help Nikki after her neck surgery. Brie and Nikki's brother JJ and his wife Lauren had a recurring role along with their mother Kathy Colace and her now husband John Laurinaitis.

On November 16, 2016, it was announced that E! renewed the show for a second season.[5] The second season was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona as Nikki Bella and John Cena move in with Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan to help Brie through her first pregnancy. In addition to Brie's growing baby bump, the new season will document Daniel's travels under his new role as General Manager of WWE's SmackDown Live.[6]

On January 30, 2018, it was announced that a third season would be premiering in spring of 2018.[7] On April 5, 2018, the premiere date for the third season was announced, airing on May 20, 2018.[8]

On August 7, 2018, E! and WWE announced that Total Bellas had been renewed for a fourth season.[9] On November 28, 2018, it was announced that the fourth season would premiere on January 13, 2019.[10]

On June 19, 2019, while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brie and Nikki announced that the series would return for a fifth season.[11]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Kathy Colace (Brie and Nikki's mother)
  • J.J. Garcia (Brie and Nikki's brother)
  • John Laurinaitis (Brie and Nikki's stepfather)
  • Lauren "Lola" Garcia (Brie and Nikki's sister-in-law)
  • Maya Laurinaitis (Brie and Nikki's stepsister)[13]

Guest[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)
28September 6, 2017 (2017-09-06)October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
310May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)
410January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)March 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Cena House Rules"October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)1010.63[14]
22"Quickie Fix"October 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)1020.75[15]
33"Who's the Boss?"October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)1030.62[16]
44"Bryan's Breaking Point"October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)1040.63[17]
55"Bella Family Secrets"November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1050.53[18]
66"Wedding Mania"November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1060.66[19]

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
71"A Desert Dilemma"September 6, 2017 (2017-09-06)2010.68[20]
82"Marital Mayhem"September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13)2020.55[21]
93"Who's Your Mama?"September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20)2030.57[22]
104"Power Struggle"September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27)2040.56[23]
115"Wine About It"October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04)2050.53[24]
126"The Wrong Move"October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)2060.55[25]
137"Countdown to Mania"October 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)2070.56[26]
148"Bella-Mania"October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)2080.67[27]

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
151"Have You Cena?"May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)3010.51[28]
162"What to Expect When You're Not Expecting"May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)3020.50[29]
173"What Comes Up, Must Go Down"June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)3030.65[30]
184"The Bella Comeback"June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)3040.73[31]
195"Make Up or Break Up?"June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)3050.72[32]
206"Once Again the Future Mrs. Cena"June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)3060.66[33]
217"Save the Date"July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)3070.72[34]
228"A Bella Bachelorette"July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)3080.59[35]
239"Paris Bachelorette Part Deux"July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)3090.61[36]
2410"Follow Your Heart"July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)3100.62[37]

Season 4 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [38]Original air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
251"Bellas Are Back in Action"January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)4010.51[39]
262"Bellas and the City"January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20)4020.46[40]
273"Troublemaker"January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)4030.45[41]
284"It's My Life"February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)4040.39[42]
295"The Big Mistake"February 17, 2019 (2019-02-17)4050.42[43]
306"The First Date"February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24)4060.42[44]
317"When a Good Girl's Gone Bad"March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)4070.41[45]
328"Road to Evolution"March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)4080.44[46]
339"Women Take Center Stage"March 17, 2019 (2019-03-17)4090.39[47]
3410"The Evolution of the Bellas"March 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)4100.44[48]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result ref
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Athlete The Bella Twins Won [49]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Female Athlete The Bella Twins Nominated [50]
Best Reality Show Total Bellas Nominated [51]
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Show Total Bellas Nominated

Broadcast[edit]

The show is broadcast in The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and France on the local E! network.

The series is also available on Hulu and the WWE Network.

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