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[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)
Premieres Monday, June 1
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/1/15 - ???
STATUS:
new this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Lifetime's highly-anticipated scripted series UnREAL (#UnREALTV), starring Shiri Appleby (Girls) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage), will premiere Monday, June 1, at 10pm ET/PT. This provocative drama, that gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, makes its world premiere today at SXSW at 3:30pm CT in the Vimeo theater in the Austin Convention Center. UnREAL was created by Marti Noxon (Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. It was inspired by Shapiro's 2013 SXSW award-winning independent short film Sequin Raze. Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Appleby), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Zimmer), demands. What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and being a producer a whole other reality.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Arielle Kebbel as Britney
· Ashley Scott as Mary
· Breeda Wool as Faith
· Constance Zimmer as Quinn King
· Craig Bierko as Chet
· Freddie Stroma as Adam Cromwell
· Johanna Braddy as Anna
· Josh Kelly as Jeremy
· Nathalie Kelley as Grace
· Shiri Appleby as Rachel Goldberg
· Siobhan Williams as Lizzie
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Megyn Price as Julia (Original Pilot)
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