Lifetime has renewed their hit scripted series UnREAL for a second season, the network announced today.
The series gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. The announcement of it’s season 2 pick-up was made today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
“We couldn’t be more proud to bring back UnREAL,” said Gately. “With authentically flawed characters, sharp storytelling and impeccable performances, this show is propelling our brand in a truly exciting direction – an unexpected and bolder Lifetime. We are thrilled to continue our work with Marti and Sarah and the incredible A+E Studios team, as we together bring a new generation of viewers to Lifetime.”
The show, inspired by co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s 2013 SXSW award-winning independent short film, Sequin Raze, was recently honored as one of 2015’s Most Exciting New Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
UnREAL stars Shiri Appleby as flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg, a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage and and Constance Zimmer as the program’s dispassionate executive producer.
UnREAL airs Mondays at 10:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
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