Total Divas

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Total Divas
Total Divas 2014 logo.png
Genre Reality
Starring
Opening theme "Top of the World" by CFO$
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 45 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gil Goldshein
  • Jeff Jenkins
  • Jon Murray
  • Russell Jay
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 39–44 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original channel E!
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) – present
External links
Website

Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!.[1][2] The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their personal lives. Behind the scene footage of the Divas is also included.[3][4][5][6]

Production[edit]

Total Divas was revealed in May 2013 as a part of a partnership with E!.[7] It was announced on August 14, 2013, that E! had ordered an additional six episodes, bring the first season to a total of 14 episodes.[8] The summer finale aired on September 15, 2013, with the season continuing on November 10, 2013.[9] WWE announcer Josh Mathews revealed on November 20, 2013, that Total Divas had been renewed for a second season.[10][11][12][13][14] Season 2 premiered on March 16, 2014, with Summer Rae joining the cast.[15]


On May 19, 2014, E! announced that the third season of Total Divas will premiere on September 7, 2014, with Rosa Mendes joining the cast.[16] On February 25, 2015 Paige announced Total Divas was renewed for a fourth season, with filming commencing at the end of the month.[17] It was then announced at the end of the season three finale, that the fourth season would premiere on July 7, 2015, moving from Sunday to Tuesday nights.[citation needed] On April 1, 2015, E! announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season via a press release. In the press release it was confirmed that Naomi would return as a series regular with Cameron and Rosa Mendes being removed from the main cast. All of the other divas would return as series regulars. On June 30, 2015 Summer Rae said that she returning to the Total Divas show as a series regular for the first half of season four.[citation needed]

Unlike other WWE programs, most of the performers use their real names instead of their ring names, leading to Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Jimmy Uso, and Tyson Kidd being referred to as Ariane, Trinity, Nattie, Jon, and TJ respectively. During the first season, Daniel Bryan was similarly credited as Bryan Danielson. Beginning with the second season, performers are credited with both their ring name and real name on lower third graphics where applicable (exceptions include Daniel Bryan now being credited with his ring name even though he is still usually addressed as "Bryan", and Natalya still being credited as just "Nattie"). Summer Rae, Paige and Alicia Fox along with other performers mentioned or rarely appearing (such as Brodus Clay, Fandango, and Titus O'Neil) are referred to solely by their ring names.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Current cast: (from left) Paige, Naomi, Nikki, Brie, Eva Marie, Natalya, Alicia.
Main (Birth name) Seasons
1[18] 2[19] 3[20] 4[21]
Current
Brie Bella (Brianna Monique Danielson) Main
Nikki Bella (Nicole Garcia-Colace) Main
Natalya (Natalie Katherine Neidhart) Main
Naomi (Trinity Fatu) Main Guest Main
Eva Marie (Natalie Marie Coyle) Main
Alicia Fox (Victoria Elizabeth Crawford) Guest Main
Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) Main
Former
Cameron (Ariane Nicole Andrews) Main TBD
JoJo (Joseann Alexie Offerman) Main Guest
Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) Main
Rosa Mendes (Milena Leticia Roucka) Guest Main Guest

Recurring cast[edit]

Recurring Seasons
1[22] 2[23] 3[24] 4[25]
Daniel Bryan (Brie Bella's husband) Recurring
John Cena (Nikki Bella's boyfriend) Recurring
Tyson Kidd (Natalya's husband) Recurring
Jimmy Uso (Naomi's husband) Recurring Guest Recurring
Jonathan Coyle (Eva Marie's husband) Recurring
Vincent Isayan (Cameron's boyfriend) Recurring TBD
Mark Carrano (WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations) Recurring
Jane Geddes (WWE Vice President of Talent Relations) Recurring
Sandra Gray (WWE's seamstress)[26] Recurring Guest
Kathy Colace (Brie & Nikki's mother) Guest Recurring TBD
JJ Garcia (Brie & Nikki's brother) Guest Recurring

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 14 July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)
2 11 March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16) June 1, 2014 (2014-06-01)
3 20 September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07) March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)
4 TBA July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) TBA

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The series premiered on 2013 July 28 drawing 1.34 million viewers, as well as becoming the series' highest rating premiere to date.[27] The highest rating episode is "Planet Funk is Funked Up" garnering 1.67 million viewers.[28] The lowest rating episode of season one is "Seeing Red" garnering 0.92 million viewers.[29] The season two premiere episode "New Diva On The Block" received 1.07 million viewers.[30] The following episode "The Braniel Bus" had a strong rise in viewers garnering 1.28 million viewers.[31] The lowest rating episode of season two is "Red and Gold" garnering 0.75 million viewers.[32] The season three premiere attracted an over of 1.2 million viewers and 821K Adults 18-49, the series was up +15% and +17% respectively versus the season 2 premiere, as well as garnered 26,000 Tweets and ranked as the #1 ad-supported cable program of the night. The third season premiere of "Total Divas" did not post spectacular ratings. It did, however, outdraw last season's opener.[33][34]

Critical response[edit]

Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 2 stars out of 5.[35] Tom Conroy of Media Life Magazine said the show is uninteresting.[36] Tom Conroy of Media Life Magazine said of the show, "Total Divas feels real-ish. If the stars are doing any damage to their reputations, it's that they appear to be too nice. That might make their fans happy, but viewers expecting a smackdown can and will go elsewhere."[37] Jacob Stachowiak of Wrestle Enigma said Total Divas "wasn’t good by any stretch of the imagination but it wasn’t unwatchable. This series has now entered wrestling history and I can only hope that it doesn’t stain that same history with its existence."[38] Diva-Dirt.com stated "Meet Your New Guilty Pleasure!".[39] Eric Gargiulo of Camel Clutch Blog said "I tuned in to WWE Total Divas expecting to see a scripted reality show in the vein of Hogan Knows Best. Instead I got an interesting look behind the scenes of the WWE and its superstars more in the same vein as Beyond the Mat."[40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Teen Choice Award[41] Choice TV: Reality Show Total Divas Nominated
2014 PopSugar Best of 2014 Awards[42] Best Reality Show Total Divas Won

References[edit]

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