She’s back! Life & Style exclusively announce in May that E!’s hit reality TV series Total Divas has been greenlit for Seasons 8 and 9 — and now we know that Season 8 will premiere in Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9/8 c on E!. On July 26 it was revealed that the “blast from the past” returning this season will be none other than WWE star Paige, who suffered many injuries and suspensions over the past two years before announcing her retirement in late 2017. Paige will star alongside Brie and Nikki Bella, Naomi, Natalya, Lana, and Nix Jax.
“The one and only Paige returns to season eight,” said the press release. “After a career-threatening injury, Paige is figuring out the next step in her career, but in the meantime, WWE may have something in store for her. On a personal front, Paige looks to The Bella Twins to help her move beyond her past mistakes and build back her confidence.”
But the season will focus on more than just Paige. Nikki is still trying to deal with the aftermath from her split with John Cena, while Brie’s husband returns to the ring and she pushes harder than ever. Then there’s Nattie, who needs to confront her family history of Alzheimer’s Disease, and Naomi deals with marriage problems and potentially buying a home in Atlanta. Lana’s husband is pushing for a baby, and Nia Jax is looking to learn some new moves in the ring. We can’t wait for all of the drama!
The network renewed Total Divas for two more seasons in May following the wildly successful Season 7 — which delievered 884,000 Total Viewers and 547,000 P18-49 and ranked among the Top 5 original programs on Wednesdays in Primetime (8-11p.m.) across ad-supported cable among key demo W18-34, according to Nielsen reports. Total Divas is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay and Farnaz Farjam Chazan are executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is executive producer for WWE, while the show’s original castmember — and WWE Superstar — Nikki serves as a co-executive producer.