Total Bellas

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Total Bellas
Total Bell's poster.jpg
The third seasons' promotional poster
Genre Reality television
Starring
Opening theme "We've Come So Far" by Felicia Barton ft KIT
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24 (as of July 29, 2018)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brie Bella
  • Nikki Bella
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Gil Goldshein
  • Russell Jay
  • Jeff Jenkins
  • Jon Murray
Production location(s) Tampa, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona
San Diego, California
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 41–43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal International Television Production
Release
Original network E!
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05) – present
Chronology
Related shows Total Divas
Miz & Mrs.
External links
Website

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

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

On January 30, 2018, it was announced that a third season would be premiering in spring of 2018.[6] On April 5, 2018, the premiere date for the third season was announced, airing on May 20, 2018.[7]

On August 7, 2018, E! and WWE announced that Total Bellas had been renewed for a fourth season.[8]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Kathy Colace-Laurinaitis (Brie & Nikki's mother)
  • J.J. Garcia (Brie & Nikki's brother)
  • John Laurinaitis (WWE employee & Kathy's husband)
  • Lauren "Lola" Garcia (J.J.'s wife)

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)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Cena House Rules"October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)1010.63[9]
Brie and Bryan move into John's home to care for Nicole after her surgery in the series premiere of this Total Divas spin-off, which offers a glimpse into Brie and Nicole Bella's life outside the ring with their significant others and family. John's strict house rules have the new guests walking on eggshells to keep him happy.
22"Quickie Fix"October 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)1020.75[10]
A sex rut causes a relationship strain for Brie and Bryan and a bored Nicole takes it upon herself to come up with an idea to help the couple out of their dry spell. Meanwhile, tensions rise as Johnny tells the men about his prenup plans with Kathy.
33"Who's the Boss?"October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)1030.62[11]
Nicole is determined to help Bryan figure out his next steps after retirement and J.J. feels under appreciated by his mother and boss Kathy, he considers pursuing other career opportunities outside of their family business.
44"Bryan's Breaking Point"October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)1040.63[12]
Bryan and Nicole get caught in an argument over their different views for the future and Brie, Nicole, J.J., Kathy and Lauren go on a bachelorette trip to Naples, Florida.
55"Bella Family Secrets"November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1050.53[13]
Nicole questions whether Brie is making the right decision by putting Bryan before her career and a potentially life-altering secret comes to light.
66"Wedding Mania"November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1060.66[14]
Emotions run high in the days leading up to Kathy and Johnny's wedding; Nicole is still concerned with Brie's focus as her retirement match at WrestleMania fast approaches and Bryan's mental state is questioned.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
71"A Desert Dilemma"September 6, 2017 (2017-09-06)2010.68[15]
A decision that could affect the family is left in Nicole and John's hands; J.J. and Lauren take some time apart, and Brie poses nude for her maternity shoot, which Bryan feels uncomfortable with.
82"Marital Mayhem"September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13)2020.55[16]
Nicole has concerns when J.J. wants to get advice from John about his marital problems; Kathy suspects Nicole of cheating, and Brie gives Bryan a feel of what it's like to give birth.
93"Who's Your Mama?"September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20)2030.57[17]
Lauren and J.J. embark on counseling to fix their marriage; Bryan is skeptical with his and Brie's registry that comes to a dis-invite from the baby shower, and Nicole tries to fulfill her loneliness by gaining custody over her dog, Winston.
104"Power Struggle"September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27)2040.56[18]
Nicole and John embark on a new storyline together for the first time in their careers; Kathy's sex life surprises her kids, and a legal matter sends the family for a loop.
115"Wine About It"October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04)2050.53[19]
The launch of the new Bella wine has Bryan disapproving Brie tasting the wine while pregnant; J.J. ends up injuring Nicole, and Kathy has a breakdown.
126"The Wrong Move"October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)2060.55[20]
The results of a DNA test constructed by Bryan leaves everyone shocked; J.J. gets into a bet about gaining more followers on social media, and Nicole's WrestleMania match with John is left to be questioned after an injury scare.
137"Countdown to Mania"October 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)2070.56[21]
Nicole is determined to get back in the ring in time for WrestleMania; J.J. decides to renew his vows with Lauren, while Brie and Bryan get things in order before the birth of their daughter.
148"Bella-Mania"October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)2080.67[22]
Nicole embarks on the journey to what could be her last WrestleMania match; John asks Nicole a huge question, while Brie and Bryan welcome their daughter into the world.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
151"Have You Cena?"May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)3010.51[23]
Brie juggles the busy life of being a mother and a business woman; Nicole and John settle into their new home in San Diego, and Bryan enjoys spending quality time with Birdie.
162"What to Expect When You're Not Expecting"May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)3020.50[24]
Nicole and John continue to plan their wedding; Brie eagerly trains for her comeback, while J.J. and Lauren announce their big news, which overwhelms Nicole with unexpected emotions.
173"What Comes Up, Must Go Down"June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)3030.65[25]
After calling off the wedding, Nicole is forced to figure out if she made the right choice; Brie and Daniel finally find a home in San Diego, and The Bella Twins are reunited on the 25th Anniversary of Raw.
184"The Bella Comeback"June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)3040.73[26]
Brie and Nicole focus on their big comeback to the WWE in the first ever women's Royal Rumble match, while Kathy ventures on becoming a weather woman for a day.
195"Make Up or Break Up?"June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)3050.72[27]
Nicole experiences what it's like to be a full-time mom; Brie and Bryan relocate their lives to San Diego, and John pursues to salvage his relationship with Nicole.
206"Once Again the Future Mrs. Cena"June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)3060.66[28]
With the wedding back on, Nicole is flustered about who to choose to walk her down the isle, while Brie and Bryan try desperately to spend some time alone.
217"Save the Date"July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)3070.72[29]
Brie goes overboard with her spending; Bryan and Kathy try to deal with their anxieties together, and Nicole tries to finalize her wedding before the deadline.
228"A Bella Bachelorette"July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)3080.59[30]
Nicole throws a classy bachelorette party in Paris; J.J. helps Kathy overcome her fears, while Brie and Lauren plan a masquerade ball.
239"Paris Bachelorette Part Deux"July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)3090.61[31]
Brie and Lauren's masquerade ball breaks a few rules Nicole had enforced about her bachelorette party; J.J. and Kathy enjoy the city of Paris, and Bryan shares life changing news regarding his wrestling career in the WWE.
2410"Follow Your Heart"July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)3100.62[32]
Bryan makes his in-ring return at WrestleMania 34; Brie plays supporter for both her husband and sister, and Nicole comes to a decision about her relationship with John.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result ref
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Athlete The Bella Twins Won [33]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Female Athlete The Bella Twins Nominated [34]
Best Reality Show Total Bellas Nominated [35]
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.

References[edit]

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