'Total Divas' Season One Extended by Six Episodes

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Ratings success and social media buzz lead E! and WWE to commit to produce and air six more episodes this fall. Can a second season pick-up be far behind?

Well, it's not my cuppa, but there's no denying that this is turning into a huge win for WWE.

From the official press release:

E! has picked up six additional episodes of its popular new series "Total Divas," which offers the first-ever look into the world of the WWE Divas both inside and outside the ring, bringing season one to a total of 14 episodes. Building on its ratings success and enormous social media buzz, E!'s "Total Divas" will continue with new episodes airing Sundays at 10pm with a summer finale on Sunday, September 15 at 10pm. The six additional episodes will debut this fall starting Sunday, November 17 at 10pm ET.

"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 Vice President, 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.

The release also goes on to tout the ratings success that Geno wrote about yesterday and discuss storylines of the scripted/reality hybrid show.

It'll be interesting to see if they can ever show that viewership of the E! broadcast show leads to ratings for Raw, Smackdown or any of the more traditional pro wrestling shows.

In the meantime, it's actually getting Jim Neidhart's daughter into wrestling matches on pay-per-view and it doesn't call for her to fart on-screen or be the subject of "hot yoga" innuendo concerning The Great Khali, so I'll call it a win, too.

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