[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.
[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.
[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 García 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.
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.