E! orders new 'Total Divas' reality series starring WWE Divas
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/22/2013
E! has announced it has ordered Total Divas, a new reality series which will follow the lives of seven WWE Divas, for debut this summer.
Total Divas will give viewers a look into life outside the wrestling ring for WWE Divas Brie, Cameron, Eva Marie, Jo-Jo Offerman, Naomi, Natalya, and Nikki. The ladies will be shown juggling their careers -- which will include hectic work and travel schedules along with competitions -- with the little free time they have in their personal lives due to their fame in sports entertainment.
"I'm thrilled for E! and WWE to join forces and pull back the curtain on one of pop culture's most fascinating arenas," E! president Suzanne Kolb said in a statement. "With tens of millions of weekly fans at their disposal, these glamorous, entertaining and powerful women prove that behind the glitz of the spotlight, the locker room drama and the jockeying for position within the organization, they are all drawn to one thing: stardom."
Added WWE executive Kevin Dunn, "We are excited to work with E! on the launch of Total Divas, a series that will showcase the professional and personal lives of WWE's multi-talented female performers. There is no series on the air that can rival the charm, beauty, larger than life personalities, drama and glamour that this show will deliver."
Total Divas will feature five already-established Divas as well as newbies Eva Marie and Jo-Jo, who will attempt to learn the ropes and climb the ladder in pursuit of airtime and ring time having just entered the "Diva training program," according to the network.
The ladies will travel the world for charity events, photo shoots and film and red carpet appearances. The Divas will also try to maintain relationships with boyfriends and family amidst their responsibilities and alliances within the wrestling group.
Total Divas is being produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions with Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins, and Russell Jay serving as executive producers.