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[01/29/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 29
Updates include: MTV cancels "Finding Carter" after two seasons; Archie Panjabi to lead "The Jury" at ABC; and The CW locks up six projects for its pilot roster.

[01/21/16 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 21
Updates include: BET renews "Real Husbands of Hollywood" for season five; Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan land pilot order for "Time" at NBC; and Pete Holmes's "Crashing" heading to series at HBO.

[01/17/16 - 08:10 PM]
"Spotlight" Named Best Picture at 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards
Nominated for eight awards, the most of any series, "Fargo" took home four trophies including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.

[01/13/16 - 07:39 PM]
B.J. Britt Cast in "UnREAL"
In a huge victory, Quinn and Rachel land drop dead gorgeous professional quarterback, Darius Hill as "Everlasting's" first African-American suitor.

[01/06/16 - 03:05 PM]
Hulu Acquires Exclusive SVOD Rights to "UnREAL"
All episodes of season one will become available to stream through Hulu's No Commercial and Limited Commercials plan beginning February 3.

[01/06/16 - 01:59 PM]
Lifetime's "UnREAL" Preps for Season Two Summer Launch
Starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer as producers Rachel Goldberg and Quinn King, season two stirs up the controversy when Everlasting casts its first-ever African American suitor.

[12/14/15 - 07:07 AM]
Mad Max: Fury Road Leads with 13 Nominations for The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards
As previously announced, actor and comedian T.J. Miller will serve as the show's host.

[09/10/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to "Downward Dog"; Tequan Richmond, Aisha Hinds among cast of Showtime's Lena Waithe project; and David Slade to helm premiere of Starz's "American Gods."

[09/04/15 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 4
Updates include: TBS pulls the plug on "King of the Nerds"; R.J. Cyler first to be cast in Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here"; and Anabelle Acosta upped to series regular on ABC's "Quantico."

[07/06/15 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Renews Critically Acclaimed Drama "UnREAL" for Second Season
Airing on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c, "UnREAL" is Lifetime's youngest scripted series ever, with a median age of 43.

[05/26/15 - 12:02 PM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Honorees and Presenters
The honorees were chosen by BTJA members from pilots, early episodes and trailers from series premiering after May 1.

[04/30/15 - 03:30 PM]
A+E Networks' Upfront Announcements Summary
A+E Networks held their annual presentation today, making a number of significant programming announcements on new event series, new series and new digital-only series.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/16/15 - 09:34 AM]
Bad People Make Good TV in Lifetime(R)'s New Scripted Series "UnReal" Premiering June 1
Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer star in the project, created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.

[08/08/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Geena Davis to visit ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; Yvette Nicole Brown boards "The Odd Couple" at CBS; and James Marsden part of latest casting wave on HBO's "Westworld."

[07/22/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 22
Updates include: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood first to board HBO's "Westworld"; Ken Jeong to topline comedy pilot for MTV; and Elisabeth Rohm joins the cast of CBS's "Stalker."

[06/02/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 2
Updates include: Kevin Alejandro among the latest to A&E's "The Returned"; DirecTV locks in cast for "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight"; and "Sleepy Hollow" reveals return date.

[02/06/14 - 03:51 PM]
Lifetime Orders New Scripted Series "Un-Real," Marking A+E Studios' First Wholly-Owned Series
Shiri Appleby stars in the series, "a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program."

[01/09/14 - 02:46 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Preachers' Daughters," Eyes "Flowers in the Attic" Sequel
Kayla Alpert is set to script "Petals on the Wind," which takes place 10 years after the first movie ends.

[11/18/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 18
Updates include: Kate Walsh-led comedy "Bad Judge" gets pilot order at NBC; The CW's "The Flash" to film a full-fledged pilot; and Vince Gilligan to remain at Sony Pictures Television.

[11/07/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 7
Updates include: Kristen Schaal, Anne Heche and Molly Shannon all land comedy projects; Rob Thomas to adapt "iZombie" comic for The CW; and Ashley Scott joins Lifetime's "Unreal."

[11/04/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 4
Updates include: NBC halts production on "Crisis"; Laura Ramsey tapped as lead on VH1's "Hindsight"; and Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal is the first cast in Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."

[10/22/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 22
Updates include: ABC mulls reviving "Body of Proof," gives additional scripts to "Back in the Game," "Super Fun Night"; and Janeane Garofalo, Rex Lee and Francia Raisa book pilots.

[10/01/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 1
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to comedy "Galavant"; Will Forte brings "The Last Man on Earth" to FOX; and Jennie Garth in talks to join ABC Family's "Mystery Girls."

[09/30/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 30
Updates include: Freddie Stroma to star in Lifetime's "Unreal"; Michael Rapaport, Alicia Witt bound for FX's "Justified"; and Blake McCormick is "Chasing Skips" for FOX.

[09/20/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 20
Updates include: A&E cancels "Hoarders" after six seasons; Richard Coyle joins John Malkovich on NBC's "Crossbones"; and Shiri Appleby to get "Unreal" for Lifetime.

[07/30/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 30
Updates include: Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh get "Open" at HBO; Marti Noxon to get "Unreal" at Lifetime; and "Raising Hope" clears off-network run.







UNREAL (LIFETIME)
Returns in Summer 2016 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2016/2017 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 7/6/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2016) Scheduled this Friday to be honored by the American Film Institute as a 2015 Television Program of the Year and recently nominated the Broadcast Television Journalists Association for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Drama, Lifetime's critically-acclaimed series UnREAL (#UnREALTV) is set to begin production this March for a summer return. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, Everlasting. Starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer as producers Rachel Goldberg and Quinn King, season two stirs up the controversy when Everlasting casts its first-ever African American suitor. Returning for season two as series regulars are Craig Bierko as Everlasting's creator, Chet, who is on a quest to reclaim his full power on set; Josh Kelly as Jeremy, Everlasting's director of photography and Rachel's ex-boyfriend and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Jay, a field producer whose ambitions run far beyond the show. Casting is currently underway for Everlasting's new suitor Darius Hill, an All-American football star, and the contestants including Yael, a gorgeous upscale hipster; Tiffany, a daddy's girl and football player's dream; Ruby, a shrewd contestant, not at all interested in being a puppet for the producers; Bethann, an Alabama born and bred patriotic girl; and Chantal, a prim and proper southern debutante. Everlasting will also get Coleman, a new producer and the series is also casting the role of Romeo, Darius' street-smart and savvy cousin.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Constance Zimmer as Quinn King
· Craig Bierko as Chet
· Josh Kelly as Jeremy
· Shiri Appleby as Rachel Goldberg
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Aline Elasmar as Shia
· Ashley Scott as Mary Newhouse
· Breeda Wool as Faith
· Freddie Stroma as Adam Cromwell
· Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Jay
· Johanna Braddy as Anna Martin
· Megyn Price as Julia (Original Pilot)
· Nathalie Kelley as Grace
CREW INFORMATION:
· Marti Noxon as CRTR/EP
· Robert M. Sertner as EP
· Roger Kumble as DIR (Pilot)
· Sally DeSipio as EP
· Sarah Gertrude Shapiro as CRTR/SP
· Stacy Rukeyser as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Wieden-Kennedy Entertainment