[04/05/18 - 07:00 AM] E! Sets Season Three Premiere of "Total Bellas" for Sunday, May 20 at 9 PM ET/PT Season three will follow Nikki Bella and John Cena through their ups and downs as they plan their wedding and face the challenges that go into preparing for the big day.
[via press release from E!]
E! SETS SEASON THREE PREMIERE OF "TOTAL BELLAS" FOR SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT 9 PM ET/PT
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Los Angeles, CA - April 5, 2018 - WWE(R) Superstars Nikki Bella(R), Brie Bella(R), John Cena(R) and Daniel Bryan(R) will once again give viewers an inside look at their lives outside of the ring, with an all-new season of "Total Bellas," which premieres on Sunday, May 20 at 9 PM ET/PT on E!
Season three will follow Nikki Bella and John Cena through their ups and downs as they plan their wedding and face the challenges that go into preparing for the big day. Meanwhile new parents, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan navigate balancing work obligations with being home for their daughter's "firsts." Between wedding preparations and motherhood, the Bella Twins also continue to build their brand and expand their business ventures, all while planning their long-awaited WWE comeback.
"The Bella Twins are exemplary of the strong, inspiring women that resonate with our audience," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President, Development and Production, E! "E! has been there for the most pivotal moments in the Bella Twins' lives and we are thrilled to continue following Nikki and Brie's thriving careers, and all the heartwarming moments in their personal lives."
Season three of "Total Bellas," gets underway as Brie Bella decides that she wants to join her sister and John Cena in San Diego, but faces resistance from her husband, Daniel Bryan, who is not interested in moving. As the wedding creeps closer and plans are being finalized, thinking about the future forces Nikki and John to have a truly honest conversation about major life decisions that they don't see eye to eye on. Meanwhile after two years of extensive evaluations, Daniel Bryan gets the exciting news he has been waiting for; he is cleared by WWE to return to in-ring competition.
The second season of "Total Bellas" finished with 827k total viewers and 516k A18-49. Wednesday night premieres of "Total Bellas" consistently ranked among the Top 10 programs in primetime across ad-supported cable with W18-34 and W18-49. "Total Bellas" garnered more than 14.5MM engagements on social platforms during season two, +102% growth vs. season one's 7.2MM engagements.
"Total Bellas" is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay and Farnaz Farjam Chazan serving as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions and Kevin Dunn serving as an Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella also serve as Executive Producers.
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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 (32 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!/FOX), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP's current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Life of Kylie, Total Divas, Total Bellas and Citizen Rose (E!), The Real World, The Challenge, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (History), The Healer (TLC), Chachi's World (go90), GloBugz (YouTube), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch) and Miz and Mrs. (USA Network). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, 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.