In a release over at WWE.com, it has been announced that Total Divas will return for a third season on the E! channel starting on Sun., Sept. 7, 2014. In addition, Rosa Mendes has been added to the cast.
From the release:
Cameras will once again shadow Nikki and Brie Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Cameron and rookies Eva Marie and Summer Rae, giving viewers insight into how these women, who are on the road for 52 weeks a year, balance their personal lives while fighting for the spotlight. In addition, WWE Diva Rosa Mendes joins the cast, as the fiery Latina who has been around WWE for years has finally found herself in the limelight. Season two of "Total Divas" is currently airing all-new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
One of E!'s most popular series, "Total Divas" currently averages 798,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo, with a total of 1.3 million viewers on average. Additionally, the series ranks as a cable top-five destination in its timeslot, Sundays 9-10 p.m., in the viewers 18-34 and women 18-34 demos. "Total Divas" is E!'s second-strongest original series of 2014 to date, following "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
Mendes is a curious choice if only because she's been used so sparingly on WWE television over the past year or so. In fairness, her time on TV was often dictated by the need to fill out tag teams to go against the cast of Total Divas while that was being pushed as a legitimate feud, so there's at least some direction for a potential storyline.
To that end, if nothing else, this will give her something to do instead of pulling a JTG and disappearing completely while still earning a paycheck.
Season two will close out with its final two episodes airing over the next two weeks, featuring Brie Bella marrying Daniel Bryan.