'UnREAL' Renewed for Third Season Ahead of Season 2 Premiere

by Philiana Ng 2:50 PM PDT, June 02, 2016
Photo: Lifetime

Lifetime is in love with UnREAL.

Less than a week before UnREAL returns for its second season, fans of the soapy hit got an early Christmas present: The critically-acclaimed drama, led by Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby, will return for a 10-episode third season to debut in 2017.

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That means (presumably) a new bachelor, more Everlasting mayhem and even more chaos!

Zimmer, who won a Critics’ Choice Award in January, celebrated the wonderful news with an adorable on-set selfie with Appleby and UnREAL director Peter Fallon.

“Just found out we got picked up 4 Season 3 Super Duper #UNREAL,” she captioned the candid moment.

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UnREAL took the TV world by storm last summer, brilliantly depicting the cutthroat, behind-the-scenes drama of a fictional dating competition series, Everlasting. It took home several key honors, including the Peabody Award and was one of 10 shows included on AFI’s Television Programs of the Year.

Earlier this year, Appleby dished on the anticipated sophomore season, calling it “wilder,” “crazier” and “so much bigger.”

“It’s blowing my mind shooting it,” the actress, who plays TV producer Rachel, told ET in March. “I can’t believe I’m standing and it’s only Week 3. If that’s any indication for what’s in store for the audience, this actress is about to fall over.”

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Zimmer, who portrays fellow producer Quinn on the show, added that the new season of UnREAL sees Rachel and Quinn going to “every length possible” to guarantee Everlasting’s success.

“It’s all about the ratings,” Zimmer said. “It’s all about making these people into something that is entertaining and pulling the strings to make them seem more interesting.”

UnREAL returns for season two on Monday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

The new season of UnREAL will feature Everlasting’s first black suitor, Darius Hill, played by Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s B.J. Britt. To find out more about the new bachelor, watch ET’s video below.