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    Posted: 22/April/2013 at 19:46
Quote According to Deadline, the E! Network (which is part of the NBC Universal family) has given the greenlight to a show about the WWE Divas. Total Divas will debut on the network on Sunday July 28th at 10PM ET, and is described as follows…

"Revealing the real women behind the WWE Divas for the first time, this new one-hour series proves that the drama is even bigger when the sexy superstars step outside the ring. "Total Divas" goes inside the personal lives of these glitzy, glamorous celebrities who entertain sold-out crowds in arenas around the world and are adored by millions of fans. "Total Divas" is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions."


This is big news for E. Much better for their divas to be seen on a proper entertainment channel than their own channel which shows no signs of getting nearer.

Half hour shows barely last 20 minutes stateside so going with an hour seems the right decision.

I just hope it's real and not scripted. That way the women might get more over as you find out what they go through on a daily basis.
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This is big news for E. Much better for their divas to be seen on a proper entertainment channel than their own channel which shows no signs of getting nearer.

Half hour shows barely last 20 minutes stateside so going with an hour seems the right decision.

I just hope it's real and not scripted. That way the women might get more over as you find out what they go through on a daily basis.
The only pathway left for the WWE Network is going to be as a premium channel offering; meaning it would be a more expensive additional monthly cost and not just as an upper tier cable channel. The problem with that is premium channels have limited viewership and that limits their revenue generation. The plus side for more of the fans has been their CFO's acknowledgement that having a premium channel will lead to the end of their PPV system of shows, which are becoming more expensive to hold. Especially when more people are streaming then instead of ordering them legally. 
 
This is bad news for the Divas division. E! (the channel) is big on celeb-reality shows. And the only way this show will last is if several of the Divas turn out to be major sex-fiends. This will lead to further deterioration of the Divas as being treated remotely serious.
 
Personally, I'd rather it was scripted in done in kayfabe. I think that having it be a behind-the-scenes show would be horrible.
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Quote WWE sent out the following today…

E! ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES REVEALING THE REAL WOMEN BEHIND THE WWE DIVAS THAT PROVES THE DRAMA IS EVEN BIGGER WHEN THEY STEP OUTSIDE THE RING

Los Angeles, CA - April 22, 2013 – Adored by millions of fans, the gorgeous women called WWE Divas have earned their places as sports entertainment icons through more than just their pretty faces and red hot figures. It takes a lot of work and guts to enter the competitive WWE family, where youth is golden. This summer, E! will take viewers into a whole new world of drama when "Total Divas" explores life beyond the ring for seven WWE Divas who must wrestle with the challenges of life in the spotlight, a grueling work and travel schedule, and the intense competition for prominence in a career that leaves little time for a personal life.

"I'm thrilled for E! and WWE to join forces and pull back the curtain on one of pop culture's most fascinating arenas," said Suzanne Kolb, President E! "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."

"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," said Kevin Dunn, Executive Vice President, Television Production, WWE. "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."

The series will focus on a select group of seven women from the ranks of the WWE Diva corps. Five are established Divas who are no strangers to the life, and two are newbies, girls who have entered into the Diva training program, but have yet to prove themselves worthy of the title. Throughout the series, we will see these women attempting to establish their own pecking order, as the new girls attempt to handle the jealousy and pressure that comes with working your way up the ladder for the most airtime, ring time and top celebrity status. With no two days alike and juggling their constant demands, the Divas definitely find time to celebrate their star status by traveling the world for their various charities, appearing in feature films, attending star-studded red carpets and glamorous photo shoots. Through it all, the everyday challenges of maintaining relationships with their boyfriends, as well as their families, in their over the top lifestyles start to take their toll on the girls.

Appearing in the series are the Bella Twins, Brie and Nikki, a pair of seasoned veterans who have reached superstar status in the WWE ring and earned their places in the spotlight. The duo will work harder than ever to maintain this level of excellence, whether the newbies like it or not. Naomi and Cameron are two knockouts whose dance routines have made them stars on the tour. When conflict and success collide head on between these two, will both be left standing? They don't call them Divas for nothing! Natalya is a third-generation sports entertainment star who knows the ropes and knows them well. She's seen lots of doors open for other Divas, but often finds herself left behind when it comes to achieving superstar status. Can she continue to soldier on as a perennial "bridesmaid"? And tagging into the ring as the newest member of the Divas is Eva Marie, a passionate, sexy, extremely competitive force that wants stardom more than anyone else. Also joining in on the action is Jo--Jo Offerman, an entertainer at heart, young and energetic who will no doubt be a charismatic force in the ring.

The show kicks off with an unprecedented look inside the most-anticipated WWE event of the year, WrestleMania®, marking the first time that any television series was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to WWE. Following the drama, the series heads to WWE's flagship television program, Monday Night Raw®, with a match between the Bellas in one corner, and Naomi/Cameron (aka "The Funkadactyls") in the other. They bring on the drama from the very start, and alliances are quickly formed on the road as the new girls choose sides. And with some WWE Superstars vying for the romantic attention of the girls, the drama comes to a boil quickly, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Total Divas is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions.


I can see alot of angry ladies being disapointed at missing out being part of the show when they are on the main roster.

I wonder if the Bella Twins knew this show was in the pipeline and it played a part in bringing them back, knowing how much they obviously want to break into TV away from wrestling.

On reading the press release it looks legit so far in being genuine whatever airs.
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pretty much none of the current, top roster Divas can work a match, so i seriously doubt the acting ability of any of them, so yeah, this should kill off the division.
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Well we the fans are always calling for a sink or swim environment. I think this is definitely it for the Divas. I can't see there being any middle ground after this airs. Either the show is a hit and the Divas become big stars, or they're gone about the same time the show gets canceled. Putting it on E! is a smart move to get them over.
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Its a step up in programming for the E' channel so they got that going for them.
 
This show will be a disaster but at least it will be an entertaining disaster.
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Quote It sounds like Daniel Bryan's relationship with Brie Bella will be featured on E's new WWE Divas reality show. Bryan tweeted tonight: 

"They introduced a new WWE Divas show tonight on #EUpfront, in which I will be making brief appearances to support @nicoleandbri!"
 
I don't want to see a show about who is dating who backstage.

Quote Natalya tweeted the following about WWE's new Divas show on the E! network: 

"Wow!!! What can I say?! I'm beyond excited and everyone is in for a crazy ride... #wwe #divas #E!"
 
Natalya is just hoping to get some TV time that doesn't involve farting or Khali. 


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http://www.wwe.com/videos/total-divas-is-coming-to-e-is-summer-raw-may-6-2013-26113238

Powerslam this month said it's going to be "obviously scripted" but i'm not too sure.

One example being the clip showing Nattie kissing Tyson Kidd which contradicts her Great Khali storyline.

The clip also showed Bella's crying and you don't want to show your heels as soft.
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Quote WWE and E! Entertainment have "high hopes" for the success of "Total Divas."
 
Sources close to the production say WWE and E! feel the show will succeed because it has as a major lead-in, "Keeping Up With Kardashians." Both parties also feel the WWE fan base will tune in to "Total Divas" because they will see familiar Superstars on the show such as John Cena and that new audiences will watch because of its similarity to other female-led reality shows. They also feel the show has received great media exposure.
 
The plan is for "Total Divas" to run for only eight episodes for now because it's too early to discuss future seasons. Though there's hope one or two other WWE Divas could join the cast if there's a second season.

source: Diva-Dirt.com
Of the few clips I've seen, I think it's clearly staged. Maybe not fully scripted, but it looks like the Divas are all in character. 

I've noticed that they have switch how they are marketing the show a couple of times now. At first it being advertised like it was just the Bellas. Then it was an all-Divas backstage show. Now it's a backstage dating show.

Given how much TV time WWE has given this show it would be funny if it flopped.


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Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

Quote WWE and E! Entertainment have "high hopes" for the success of "Total Divas."
 
Sources close to the production say WWE and E! feel the show will succeed because it has as a major lead-in, "Keeping Up With Kardashians." Both parties also feel the WWE fan base will tune in to "Total Divas" because they will see familiar Superstars on the show such as John Cena and that new audiences will watch because of its similarity to other female-led reality shows. They also feel the show has received great media exposure.
 
The plan is for "Total Divas" to run for only eight episodes for now because it's too early to discuss future seasons. Though there's hope one or two other WWE Divas could join the cast if there's a second season.

source: Diva-Dirt.com
Of the few clips I've seen, I think it's clearly staged. Maybe not fully scripted, but it looks like the Divas are all in character. 

I've noticed that they have switch how they are marketing the show a couple of times now. At first it being advertised like it was just the Bellas. Then it was an all-Divas backstage show. Now it's a backstage dating show.

Given how much TV time WWE has given this show it would be funny if it flopped.


The red haired chick and Nattie are hot. I like Nattie because she can wrestle though. I don't understand how this show would not flop when no one likes the Divas matches why would they like this shit? It sounds awful and the Bellas being the leads of the show is even worse. Ugly and no talent. Poor naive D Bry.
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