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Total Divas
PaeseStati Uniti
Anno2013 – in produzione
Generereality
Edizioni8
Puntate110
Durata39-44 min
Lingua originaleinglese
Crediti
Produttore esecutivoGil Goldshein
Jeff Jenkins
Jon Murray
Nikki Bella
Russell Jay
Casa di produzioneMurray Productions
Rete televisivaE!

Total Divas è un reality-show statunitense trasmesso dall'emittente E! a partire dal 28 luglio 2013.[1]

La serie, giunta nel 2018 all'ottava stagione, racconta le vite personali delle atlete femminili (note come Divas fino all'aprile del 2016) sotto contratto con la federazione di wrestling della World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[2]

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ProduzioneModifica

Total Divas was revealed in May 2013, as a part of a partnership with E!.[3] It was announced on August 14, 2013, that E! had ordered an additional six episodes to the already eight episode first season, bringing the total episode number up to fourteen episodes.[4] The mid-season finale aired on September 15, 2013, with the season continuing on November 10, 2013.[5] WWE commentator Josh Mathews revealed on November 20, 2013, that Total Divas had been renewed for a second season.[6][7][8][9][10] The second season premiered on March 16, 2014, with Summer Rae joining the cast, replacing JoJo Offerman as she decided to focus more on wrestling.[11]

Unlike other WWE programs, most of the performers use their real names instead of their ring names, leading to Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Jimmy Uso, and Tyson Kidd being referred to as Ariane, Trinity, Nattie, Jon, and TJ respectively. During the first season, Daniel Bryan was similarly credited as Bryan Danielson. Beginning with the second season, performers are credited with both their ring name and real name on lower third graphics where applicable (exceptions include Daniel Bryan now being credited with his ring name even though he is still usually addressed as "Bryan", and Natalya still being credited as just "Nattie"). Summer Rae, Paige, and Alicia Fox along with other performers mentioned or rarely appearing (such as Brodus Clay, Fandango, and Titus O'Neil) are referred to solely by their ring names.

On May 19, 2014, E! announced that the third season of Total Divas would premiere on September 7, 2014, with Rosa Mendes joining the cast.[12] On February 24, 2015, Paige announced Total Divas was renewed for a fourth season, with filming commencing at the end of the month.[13] It was then announced at the end of season three, that the fourth season would premiere on July 7, 2015, moving from Sunday to Tuesday nights.[14] On April 1, 2015, E! announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season via a press release. In the press release, it was confirmed that Naomi would return as a series regular with Cameron and Rosa Mendes being removed from the main cast. All of the other Divas would return as series regulars.[15]

On September 5, 2015, an online article stated that there could be a strong possibility Total Divas will be renewed for a fifth season. It read that season four will "wrap up this fall" and the new season "won't air till 2016 some time".[16] After the September 22 episode of Total Divas aired, it was announced that the following week's episode would serve as the season finale, rather than a mid-season finale.[17] On September 9, 2015, Naomi revealed on Twitter that she had been taken off the main cast after the season four finale, which aired on September 29.[18] WWE Tough Enough runner-up Mandy Rose joined the cast for season five.[19]

Season 5 was announced on October 6, 2015, which started airing on January 19, 2016 with majority of last season's cast returning. Naomi was officially removed from the main cast with Mandy taking her place and Rosa Mendes returning as a series regular.[20][21]

Season 6 was officially confirmed on April 18, 2016, by the E! Network with a fall premiere date and the majority of last season's cast returning, along with Naomi returning as a series regular and Renee Young, Lana, and Maryse replacing Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, and Mandy Rose. Additionally, the E! Network announced that the Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki) would be getting their own spinoff show also with a fall premiere date, titled Total Bellas, that will be following the lives of the twins and their family.[22][23]

On July 7, TJ, Natalya's husband, confirmed via Twitter that he would not be appearing on the upcoming season of Total Divas, making him the first partner of a current cast member to not be featured on the show in a recurring capacity.[24]

On January 28, 2017, it was announced that Nikki Bella will serve as an executive producer of the show when the series returns in April 2017.[25]

In speculation of the seventh season of Total Divas, on May 16, 2017, it was announced that Eva Marie would not be returning as a series regular, and questions have been raised in regards to Paige remaining on the show. However, Brie, Nikki, Naomi, and Natalya will definitely return as series regulars for the upcoming season. Filming began in June 2017.[26] On June 9, 2017, it was reported that Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax would be joining the upcoming season of Total Divas. However, the rest of the seventh-season cast is still to be announced.[27][28] On June 10, 2017, Renee Young confirmed via Twitter that she will not be returning for the seventh season.[29] In a recent interview, it was confirmed Lana would be returning to the show for the upcoming season, along with her storyline of becoming an independent superstar on the SmackDown Live brand.[30] On June 29, 2017, it was reported that Carmella would be joining the cast and that Paige wouldn't be returning for the upcoming season.[31] On September 20, 2017, E! revealed that the seventh season will premiere on November 1, 2017.[32]

On January 8, 2018, WWE announced that The Miz and Maryse would be getting their own spinoff show, set to premiere in 2018 on the USA Network, titled Miz & Mrs., that will be following the personal lives of the couple.[33]

On April 4, 2018, speculations arose about the upcoming eighth season of Total Divas, as reports stated that E! cameras had been filming a handful of WWE female superstars in New Orleans during the WrestleMania weekend.[34][35] Paige, who was a part of the main cast from seasons 3 to 6, was also seen being followed by E! cameras, speculating her possible return to the series.[36] On April 13, it was confirmed that Paige would be returning to the series for the eighth season.[37] With these reports, the status of the remaining cast members are left unknown. On May 15, 2018, it was announced that Carmella would not be returning for the show's eighth season.[38] On May 25, Paige and Nia Jax posted a video together using a hash tag indicating they were filming for the show, confirming Nia Jax as a cast member for the upcoming season.[39][40] On May 31, it was reported that Brie and Nikki Bella were seen filming an episode of the upcoming season with cast members Lana, Natalya, and Paige, confirming their involvement with the eighth season.[39]

On May 7, 2018, E! and WWE announced that Total Divas had been renewed for seasons 8 and 9. Season 8 is expected to air in fall 2018.[41][42]

On July 26, 2018, it was announced that season 8 would premiere on September 19, 2018, and the cast for the season was confirmed to be Brie and Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Lana, Nia Jax and Paige,[43] while Alexa Bliss and Maryse were confirmed not to be returning.[44]

EpisodiModifica

Stagione N° episodi Date
14 28 luglio 2013 – 15 dicembre 2013
11 16 marzo 2014 – 1º giugno 2014
20 7 settembre 2014 – 8 marzo 2015
13 7 luglio 2015 – 29 settembre 2015
14 19 gennaio 2016 – 19 aprile 2016
16 16 novembre 2016 – 10 maggio 2017
12 1º novembre 2017 – 31 gennaio 2018
10 19 settembre 2018 – 28 novembre 2018

CastModifica

Cast principaleModifica

Ring-name (nome reale) Stagioni
Natalya (Natalie Neidhart-Wilson)                  
Brie Bella (Brianna Garcia-Danielson)                  
Nikki Bella (Nicole Garcia-Colace)                  
Naomi (Trinity McCray-Fatu)                  
Eva Marie (Natalie Nelson-Coyle)                  
Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis)                  
Alicia Fox (Victoria Crawford)                  
Cameron (Ariane Andrew)                  
Lana (Catherine Perry-Barnjašev)                  
Nia Jax (Savelina Fanene)                  
Carmella (Leah Van Dale)                  
Maryse (Maryse Ouellet-Mizanin)                  
Rosa Mendes (Milena Roučka)                  
Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet)                  
Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman)                  
JoJo (Joseann Offerman)                  
Mandy Rose (Amanda Saccomanno)                  
Renee Young (Renee Paquette-Good)                  
Ronda Rousey (Ronda Rousey)                  
Sonya Deville (Daria Berenato)                  

Cast secondarioModifica

Ring-name (nome reale) Stagioni
Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)                
Mark Carrano                
John Cena                
Tyson Kidd (Theodore Wilson)                
Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu)                
Jonathan Coyle                
Kathy Colace-Laurinaitis                
Dolph Ziggler (Nicholas Nemeth)                
Ellie Neidhart                
Vincent Isayan                
Jim Neidhart (James Neidhart)                
J.J. Garcia                
Kevin Skaff                
The Miz (Michael Mizanin)                
Rusev (Miroslav Barnjašev)                
Sandra Gray                
Bobby Schubenski                
Brian Kendrick                
Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good)                
Emma (Tenille Dashwood)                
Jane Geddes                
Tamina (Sarona Snuka-Polamalu)                

PremiModifica

Anno Premio Categoria Risultato Note
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show Candidato [45]
2014 PopSugar Best of 2014 Awards Best Reality Show Vincitore [46]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show Candidato [47]

NoteModifica

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  3. ^ Alfred Konuwa, WWE Content on Yahoo! and E! What Does This Mean for WWE Network?, in Bleacher Report, United States, Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner), 5 maggio 2013. URL consultato il 15 luglio 2013.
  4. ^ Sara Bibel, E! Orders Six Additional Episodes of 'Total Divas', in TV by the Numbers, Chicago, Tribune Digital Ventures, 14 agosto 2013. URL consultato il 24 ottobre 2013.
  5. ^ Amanda Kondolojy, E! Sets Premiere Dates for the Return of 'Total Divas' on Sunday November 10 and 'The Drama Queen' on November 17, in TV by the Numbers, Chicago, Tribune Digital Ventures, 24 ottobre 2013. URL consultato il 24 ottobre 2013.
  6. ^ James Caldwell, WWE NEWS: "Total Divas" renewed for Season 2, in Pro Wrestling Torch, United States, 20 novembre 2013. URL consultato il 24 novembre 2013.
  7. ^ Brian Allen, E! Orders Another Season of WWE Total Divas, in Technology Tell, United States, 22 novembre 2013. URL consultato il 25 novembre 2013.
  8. ^ Sara Bibel, 'Total Divas', 'Hello Ross' & 'Eric & Jessie: Game On' Renewed for Season 2 by E!, in TV by the Numbers, Chicago, Tribune Digital Ventures, 25 novembre 2013.
  9. ^ Brian Cantor, E! Pushes WWE's "Total Divas" as its Second Biggest Series, in Headline Planet, United States, Cantortainment Company, 20 dicembre 2013. URL consultato il 21 dicembre 2013.
  10. ^ Richard Gray, Total Divas Returning For Season 2 In March 2014, in Wrestling News World, United States, 16 dicembre 2013. URL consultato il 21 dicembre 2013.
  11. ^ Amanda Kondolojy, 'Total Divas' Season Two Premiere Set for March 16, in TV by the Numbers, Chicago, Tribune Digital Ventures, 29 gennaio 2014. URL consultato il 29 gennaio 2014.
  12. ^ Amanda Kondolojy, E! Returns With Season Three of 'Total Divas' Sunday September 7th at 9PM, in TV by the Numbers, Chicago, Tribune Digital Ventures, 19 maggio 2014. URL consultato il 19 maggio 2014.
  13. ^ WWE Paige Wiki On AJ Lee's Status, Total Divas Season 4 " CBS Pittsburgh, in KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, CBS Corporation, 24 febbraio 2015. URL consultato il 31 agosto 2015.
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  21. ^ WWE Staff, 'Total Divas' Season 5 to premiere in early 2016, in WWE.com, Stamford, Connecticut, WWE, 7 ottobre 2015. URL consultato il 21 ottobre 2015.
  22. ^ WWE Staff, 'Total Bellas' coming to E!, new 'Total Divas' cast announced, in WWE.com, Stamford, Connecticut, WWE, 18 aprile 2016. URL consultato il 18 aprile 2016.
  23. ^ Denise Petski, ‘Total Divas’ Spinoff Starring The Bella Twins Set At E!, in Deadline Hollywood, United States, Penske Media Corporation, 18 aprile 2016. URL consultato il 18 aprile 2016.
  24. ^ Bill Pritchard, Tyson Kidd Confirms Total Divas Status, American Alpha vs The Revival, More NXT Highlights (Videos), in Wrestlezone, United States, 6 luglio 2016. URL consultato il 1º agosto 2016.
  25. ^ (EN) Nikki Bella Is Honored to Be an Executive Producer on Total Divas When the Show Returns in April: See What's Ahead! on Total Divas, in E! Online. URL consultato il 29 gennaio 2017.
  26. ^ Eva Marie Not Returning to Total Divas Next Season, Producers Interviewing Potential Replacements, su prowrestlingsheet.com, 16 maggio 2017.
  27. ^ Two Raw stars reportedly joining Total Divas next season, su cagesideseats.com.
  28. ^ Two Raw Stars Reportedly Joining Total Divas Cast, Update on Ric Flair ESPN Special, Backstage News on David Otunga's WWE Raw Status, su wrestlezone.com, 9 giugno 2017.
  29. ^ Renee Young, Nope I am not, but the new cast will crush it!!https://twitter.com/itsgracelynnb/status/873686574151553026 …, su twitter.com, 10 giugno 2017.
  30. ^ Lana ‘excited about showing my in-ring journey’ on Total Divas, SmackDown, su cagesideseats.com.
  31. ^ Carmella in, Paige Out of Total Divas, su Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  32. ^ Total Divas Returns November 1! See the First Season 7 Cast Photo & Promo on Total Divas, su eonline.com.
  33. ^ The Miz & Maryse to star in new USA Network unscripted show "Miz & Mrs.", su wwe.com.
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  35. ^ (EN) Total Divas Cast Almost Eaten By Wild Louisiana Water Pigs, in Ringside News | Wrestling News & WWE News, Rumors & Spoilers, 4 aprile 2018. URL consultato il 9 maggio 2018.
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  38. ^ (EN) Top WWE Superstar Not Returning for Total Divas, in Ringside News | Wrestling News & WWE News, Rumors & Spoilers, 15 maggio 2018. URL consultato il 16 maggio 2018.
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  42. ^ Total Divas to return for Seasons 8 & 9, WWE.com. URL consultato il 7 maggio 2018.
  43. ^ Season 8 of E!’s Total Divas premieres Sept. 19, WWE. URL consultato il 26 luglio 2018.
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  46. ^ 'Total Divas' named 'Best Reality Show', PopSugar.
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