10:30am PT by Philiana Ng
E! Renews 'Total Divas,' 'Hello Ross' and 'Eric & Jessie'
E! has renewed three series: Total Divas, Eric & Jessie: Game On and talk show Hello Ross. The shows all will return in early 2014 for their second seasons.
“We are excited to bring back this diverse trio of successful series for second seasons,” said Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vp programming and development. “Each of these series feature compelling personalities that offer unique stories and points of view from the world of pop culture. It’s exciting to have this strong lineup of returning series in addition to our other popular core franchises to help propel us into 2014."
Total Divas, a behind-the-scenes look at the WWE Divas, was one of E!'s strongest new series this year in viewership, averaging 1.4 million viewers.
The weekly half-hour talk show hosted by Ross Mathews, Hello Ross, lures 451,000 viewers per week.
Eric & Jessie: Game On, centered on country/pop singer Jessie James and Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, is the cable network's No. 1 series among women 18-34. It ended its first-season run on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Total Divas' first season continues through Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 p.m., while the season finale for Hello Ross will air Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m.