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[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 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.







UN-REAL (LIFETIME)
Premieres in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2014) Lifetime has picked up the scripted series Un-Real, ordering 10 episodes, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. Produced by A+E Studios and from Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Fright Night) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Sequin Raze), the dark comedy gives a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. Un-Real will become the first scripted series fully financed and controlled by A+E Studios. A+E Networks will handle global sales for Un-Real. Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, Un-Real is led by Rachel (Shiri Appleby, Girls), a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer (Megyn Price, Rules of Engagement) demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality. Un-Real also stars Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect) as the dating show's handsome and intelligent bachelor, Adam; and Josh Kelly (One Life to Live) as Jeremy, a cameraman who is Rachel's ex-boyfriend. The dating show's contestants include Grace, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley (The Fast and the Furious), who immediately wins Adam's heart; Anna, played by Johanna Braddy (Shameless), who is eager to land a husband; Faith, a sensitive and vulnerable tomboy from the South portrayed by Breeda Wool (Betas); and Mary, played by Ashley Scott (Jericho), a gorgeous single mom who has been unlucky in love. Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) will guest star as Courtney, a contestant who has no filter and isn't on the show to make any friends.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Arielle Kebbel as Courtney
· Ashley Scott as Mary
· Breeda Wool as Faith
· Constance Zimmer as Julia
· Freddie Stroma as Adam
· Johanna Braddy as Anna
· Josh Kelly as Jeremy
· Nathalie Kelley as Grace
· Shiri Appleby as Rachel
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Megyn Price as Julia (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Davenport as EP
· Marti Noxon as CRTR/EP
· Roger Kumble as DIR (Pilot)
· Sally DeSipio as EP
· Sarah Gertrude Shapiro as CRTR/PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Wieden-Kennedy Entertainment