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NAME OF WWE'S NEWEST DIVA REVEALED, TOTAL DIVAS CAST CHANGES & MORE REVEALED

By Mike Johnson on 2015-10-06 19:15:54
E! issued an announcement that the new season of Total Divas has kicked off production. That was actually a few weeks ago, but they strategically waited until the last season ended to make the official announcement.

Tough Enough competitor Amanda Saccomanno was officially announced as the newest member of the cast. Her name on WWE programming will be Mandy.

The remainder of the cast will be The Bellas, Natalya, Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes, and Alicia Fox, so Cameron and Naomi/Trinity will be off as series regulars for the fifth season.

The official release reads:

E!’S HIT SERIES “TOTAL DIVAS” BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEASON FIVE, FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S SEASON HIGH FINALE REACHING 1.6M TOTAL VIEWERS AND 1.0M A18-49

The Bella Twins™, Natalya™, Eva Marie™, Paige™, Rosa Mendes™, and Alicia Fox™ Return In 2016 Along With WWE’s Newest Diva Mandy™

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 6, 2015 – Production on season five of E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions’ hit series, “Total Divas,” has begun, with the season slated to return in early 2016. The announcement comes on the heels of the show’s season four finale on Tuesday, September 29 at 9pm, which marked its highest rated installment of the season with 1.6M Total Viewers and 1.0M Adults 18-49 in L3 ratings.

The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes, and Alicia Fox will continue to give viewers an exclusive inside glimpse at balancing life in the spotlight and the non-stop action of their professional careers with the drama of their personal lives.

In the upcoming season, Mandy, the runner-up on the most recent season of “WWE Tough Enough®” is joining the Divas, bringing her own flavor to the already dynamic group and looking to prove she belongs amongst the veteran Divas. Plus, with Nikki Bella recently losing the championship title, the cast members of “Total Divas” are all vying to claim the title of Divas Champion.

Overall, season four of “Total Divas” remained a powerhouse for E!, reaching 1.5M Total Viewers and 1.0M Adults 18-49 in L3 ratings, solidifying its spot as one of the network’s hottest programs.

All-new episodes of “Total Divas” return in early 2016.

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About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News," "The Soup" and "Fashion Police," popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched" and "House of DVF," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

E! Entertainment is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

About WWE

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About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions 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 (renewed for season 30 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. Bunim-Murray’s programming also includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons and Total Divas (E!),The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, and Project Runway: Under The Gunn (Lifetime), Motor City Masters (truTV), Love Thy Sister (WE tv), and Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, and Best Ink (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO),Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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