[07/26/18 - 07:00 AM] Season Eight of E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Premieres Wednesday, September 19 at 9PM ET/PT Brie Bella(R), Nikki Bella(R), Naomi (Trinity), Natalya (Nattie), Lana, Nia Jax and Paige will be part of a season that promises career highs and personal lows, buoyed by life-long friendships that help them weather the storm.
[via press release from E!]
SEASON EIGHT OF E!'S HIT SERIES "TOTAL DIVAS" PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 9PM ET/PT
The Bella Twins(R), Naomi(R), Lana(R), Natalya(R) and Nia Jax(TM) are Joined by Paige(R) for a New Season Filled with Emotional and Physical Highs and Lows
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26, 2018- E! and WWE(R)'s "Total Divas(R)" returns for its eighth season beginning Wednesday, September 19 at 9 pm ET/PT. Brie Bella(R), Nikki Bella(R), Naomi (Trinity), Natalya (Nattie), Lana, Nia Jax and Paige will be part of a season that promises career highs and personal lows, buoyed by life-long friendships that help them weather the storm. For a sneak peek at the new season, please visit https://youtu.be/zkELCwdrRQI
She's baaack! The one and only Paige returns to season eight. After a career-threatening injury, Paige is figuring out the next step in her career, but in the meantime, WWE may have something in store for her. On a personal front, Paige looks to The Bella Twins to help her move beyond her past mistakes and build back her confidence.
The season kicks off with the girls getting ready for WrestleMania(R) Week in New Orleans. All eyes are on Nia Jax as she continues to impress in the ring. With her much-anticipated Raw(R) Women's Championship match, Nia tries to up her game and enlists the help of a veteran Superstar to pick up some new moves.
With Nikki's personal life front and center, she is learning to deal with a new kind of spotlight. Hoping to set the record straight between gossip column fodder and what she knows as the truth, Nikki holds her head high and puts her best foot forward at a time when changes are happening in her personal life. Having the girls around her for support encourages Nikki to challenge herself and the crew to dig deep and face their emotional fears on what is supposed to be a fun girls trip to Lake Tahoe.
Now that Brie's husband Daniel Bryan(R) is making a comeback, she wants to prove she's not going to slow down. While being a mom and juggling a flourishing business with her sister has been great, Brie feels like she may be missing out on bonding with the ladies.
Natalya begins to explore what her back-up plan would be after watching Paige re-evaluate her career. As she looks ahead to her future, Natalya is also facing her family's history of Alzheimer's disease and is presented with an opportunity to get tested for the gene.
Naomi has long wanted to move out of Pensacola, Florida and while on a girls trip to Atlanta, explores the idea of buying property with or without her husband WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso(R) (Jon). When a symbol of their love and devotion goes missing, Naomi's carelessness causes a rift between them that money can't buy.
Lana's husband WWE Superstar Rusev(R) has baby fever and hopes that Lana can take a cue from Brie and Bryan so they can start a family of their own. Meanwhile, Lana continues to push herself physically and mentally in the ring. And, after a lifetime of constant forgetfulness, Lana is finally ready to confront the issue head on.
"Total Divas" is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay and Farnaz Farjam Chazan are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella serves as a Co-Executive Producer. For more information on "Total Divas" please visit: http://www.eonline.com/shows/total_divas.
Season 7 of Total Divas delivered 884k Total Viewers and 547k P18-49 and ranked among the Top 5 original programs on Wednesdays in Primetime (8-11pm) across ad-supported cable among key demo W18-34.*
Ratings Source: *Source: Nielsen, L3, premieres only, ranks are based on an avg. weekly ranking during its run and excludes sports, kids programming and specials. Median Age/ Gender Skew is P2+.
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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!), 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 and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (MTV), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), 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.