E!issued a press release on Friday to promote the return of Total Divas on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 10 PM ET. The biggest news item of the return are the cast changes as Summer Rae and Naomi will give way to Paige and Alicia Fox.
Below is the press release in its entirety:
TOTAL DIVAS RETURNS SUNDAY, JANUARY 4TH AT 10PM ET
When Total Divas returns with all-new episodes on January 4 at 10pm ET, a new duo emerges to shake up the dynamics of the cast: WWE® Diva Alicia Fox™ and WWE Diva Paige™. Former WWE Divas Champion, Paige, is a raven-haired Diva who preaches a simple message: she wants to mix it up in the ring. She first began battling when she was 13, following her family of English wrestlers, and gained prominence inside the WWE’s NXT Division, as the first NXT Women's Champion. Similarly, the stunning and lithesome Alicia Fox has proven herself to be far more ferocious and eccentric than anyone ever expected. The talented Ms. Fox has etched her name in WWE record books as the first African-American woman to win the Divas Championship.
Together, the two ladies, along with friend WWE Diva Rosa Mendes™, form a clique in the locker room that rivals the Bella Twins™ and WWE Diva Cameron™ (Ariane), leaving Natalya™ (Nattie) stuck in the middle.
As season three progresses, a longtime feud between Ariane and Alicia forces the two Divas to go head-to-head. On the couple’s front, the newly crowned WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella™ and WWE Superstar John Cena®, are on the outs after he blindsided her with the idea that they may not be meant for each other. Brie Bella™ also has to confess to Nikki that she went behind her back and confronted Cena about his stance on marriage that lead to the couple’s turmoil. Newlywed Eva Marie™ struggles with some surprising health and body image issues, while Brie seriously considers giving up her exciting career for a more domestic life. The locker room gets Awkward when Rosa misreads another Diva’s outgoing personality as romantic overtones and tries to pursue a relationship. In addition, as Nattie deals with her imploding marriage and its subsequent fallout, she looks to family and friends for support and a new place to live – away from her husband WWE Superstar Tyson Kidd™ (TJ).
All-new episodes of Total Divas start Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 10pm ET, before returning to its regular time slot at 9pm beginning January 11.