12:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
E!'s 'WAGS' Renewed for a Second Season
E!’s is ordering more WAGS.
The network has renewed the reality series for a second season ahead of its freshman year’s finale, airing on Oct. 6.
WAGS, which stands for wives and girlfriends of sports stars, follows an elite group of friends who are bound together by a strict hierarchy, in which those who have a ring on their finger and a husband with a contract hold all the power. Just like their professional athlete partners, they’re constantly strategizing and fine-tuning their “playbooks” in an effort to keep their place in the lineup of WAGS and maintain the high-profile celebrity lifestyle that comes along with such a role — all while aspiring to their own career goals, which (naturally) include modeling, styling, designing and blogging.
Produced by Machete Productions, with Amber Mazzola and Lori Gordon serving as executive producers, the hourlong series delivers E!’s youngest audience, with a median viewer age of 24. Season two is slated to air in 2016.
"In its freshman debut, WAGS has caught the attention of millions of viewers and become a fan favorite, particularly among young, diverse women,” said Jeff Olde, E!’s executive vp programming and development. “With the return of the series, viewers will get an even deeper look behind the scenes of this exclusive celebrity lifestyle and unique point of view inside the world of sports."
WAGS airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on E!.