If anyone would’ve told me that a Lifetime show satirizing “The Bachelor” would capture our interest and spark a summer hit, my belly laughs would have been so loud. That’s just what “UnReal” did last season; a small, basic cable channel took an out-of-the-box idea, booked two lesser known actors in Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby and flew high.
Taking a page straight from “The Bachelor,” the show focused on it’s own show within a show called “Everlasting.” With Zimmer’s character executive producing and Appleby’s character producing, it followed the format of an eligible bachelor looking for love amongst 20+ bachelorettes. When the cameras weren’t rolling was when the show-within-a-show got real and got ugly. Dealing with infidelities, mental illness, domestic violence and ultimately a devastating suicide, “UnReal” brought the real in reality.
Season two will take on a challenge that it’s satirical doppelganger never has: an African-American bachelor. New cast member B.J. Britt (formerly of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) is the suave and dapper gent whom takes on Quinn and Rebecca’s (Zimmer and Appleby) house of romance on “Everlasting.” The implication of interracial dating will play a large role along with the logistics of one man in a mansion with 20+ women.
Lifetime Television has renewed this exciting show for a third season before the season two premiere. Join TGON as we livetweet “UnReal” Mondays at 10PM PST. We’ll be using #GetReal to fangirl over the latest shenanigans of “Everlasting” on “UnReal.”