E! EXPANDS ONE OF ITS MOST WATCHED FRANCHISES WITH NEW SPIN-OFF SERIES "TOTAL BELLAS"
New Docu-Series "Total Bellas" Takes Fans Exclusively Inside the World of The Bella Twins(TM) This Fall As They Embark on The Next Chapters of Their Conjoined Careers and Personal Relationships with John Cena(R)and Daniel Bryan(R); "Total Bellas" First Look: http://www.eonline.com/videos/embed/248019
The Bella Twins, Eva Marie(TM), Naomi(TM), Natalya(TM), and Paige(TM) Return For Season Six of The Hit Series "Total Divas" This Fall Along With New Cast Members Lana(TM), Maryse(TM) and Renee Young(TM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - Monday, April 18, 2016 - E! announced today the new series "Total Bellas" with WWE(R) Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella, a spin-off of the network's hit series "Total Divas." The six one-hour episodes will give viewers exclusive access into the lives of The Bella Twins and their significant others, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the WWE Superstars move in together and enter a new chapter of their lives, both professionally and personally. After Nikki goes through delicate surgery on her neck and spine, her sister and brother-in-law move into the house she shares with John Cena in order to care for her and keep her company during her long and protracted recovery. The Bella Twins will continue to appear on "Total Divas," which concludes its fifth season tomorrow night at 9 PM ET/PT. The series is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions.
"We are excited to build on one of our most successful franchises with this new series that goes exclusively inside the world of WWE fan favorites The Bella Twins," said Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming and Development, E! "Nikki and Brie Bella have an undeniable charm and wit that matches their irrefutable beauty, and we are thrilled to get an intimate look into what it's like to be in a relationship with some of the hottest sports entertainers in the world."
Additionally, E!, WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions' hit series "Total Divas" will return for its sixth season this fall. Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Eva Marie, Naomi (Trinity), Natalya (Nattie) and Paige will continue to give viewers an inside glimpse at balancing life in the spotlight and the non-stop action of their professional careers with the drama of their everyday lives. In addition, season six will introduce fans to WWE Superstar Lana, WWE Announcer Renee Young, and Maryse, a former two-time WWE Divas Champion and wife of Mike "The Miz(R)" Mizanin.
In the season finale of "Total Divas," airing Tuesday, April 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT, Nikki Bella learns the fate of her career with WWE and Superstar Rosa Mendes(TM) finally meets her little bundle of joy.
"Total Divas" and "Total Bellas" are produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE.
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E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News" and "Fashion Police," popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched," "I Am Cait" and "WAGS," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (31 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP's current programming includes I Am Cait, Keeping up with the Kardashians and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network) and Born This Way (A&E). BMP has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). BMP has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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