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E! Orders Six More Episodes of WWE’s ‘Total Divas’

Reality show about WWE's female wrestlers takes off on E!

E! will extend its initial run of WWE reality show “Total Divas” with six more episodes, with 14 now set to air during the first season.

Total Divas” will now continue to offer up new episodes Sundays at 10 p.m. through its summer finale on Sept. 15, and air the six additional episodes starting Nov. 17.

The series, which revolves around WWE’s female wrestlers known as Divas, provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the company operates, has grown its audience during the first three episodes that have aired on Sunday nights.

It follows the Bella Twins, Brie (Brianna Garcia-Colace) and Nikki (Nicole Garcia-Colace); Naomi (Trinity McCray) and Cameron (Ariane Nicole Andrew), better known as the Funkadactyls; Natalya (Natalie Katherine Neidhart), a third-generation wrestler with the WWE; and newcomers Eva Marie (Natalie Eva Marie Nelson) and Jo-Jo Offerman.

SEE ALSO: WWE’s Divas Ready to Face Reality

“Total Divas” hit a series high of 1.7 million viewers on Aug. 11. It debuted to 1.3 million viewers, helping WWE attract more women to the brand. Female viewers currently make up around 40% of WWE’s fanbase.

The show is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Prods (“Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” MTV’s “The Real World”). Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are executive producers for Bunim-Murray.

“Our audience has embraced ‘Total Divas’ in a big way and we’re excited to build on the show’s tremendous momentum with six additional episodes,” said Jeff Olde, executive VP, program development. “For many women, WWE Divas possess aspirational personalities because of their glamorous lifestyles and international stardom, but it’s their genuine and dynamic personal lives that have truly captivated so many viewers.”

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