The USA Network‘s “Miz & Mrs” reality series is off to a strong start, the network announced this week that it has ordered additional episodes of freshman series which is well on its way to a renewal. The network has added 14, half-hour episodes that will air in 2019. The series is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions and stars real-life married WWE Superstars Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin. The first six episodes of the show are currently airing Tuesdays at 10/9c if you’re not caught-up.
The additional back-half order announcement was made tonight on WWE’s ever-popular SmackDown Live show. “Miz & Mrs” follows the often times humorous and very hectic personal lives of the WWE Superstars, which is a growing trend for network TV. The show scored big as USA’s top unscripted launch in more than seven years, averaging 1.7M P2+ viewers during the first three premiere episodes.
“One word about the renewal: AWESOME!,” said The Miz.
“Thanks to all of the WWE fans out there who wanted a window to our crazy lives,” added Maryse. “Be careful what you wish for!”
The show gives viewers a glimpse into the couple’s lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents and juggling their fast-paced WWE lifestyle. The episodes include life after a cross-country move from Los Angeles to Austin, and a behind-the-scenes look at life outside the ring.
Over on E! you can count on a fourth season of “Total Bellas,” two more WWE stars. That show follows the lives of WWE Superstars Nikki Bella and Brie Bella and was another instant hit on television. The third season of “Total Bellas” finished as its highest-rated season to-date among all key demographics, drawing in nearly 1M total viewers per episode. That’s a 22% from the previous season among the core demographic.
With Miz and Maryse possibly starting another television franchise on their own, it will be interesting to see just how many WWE stars branch off into television over the next few years.