Constance Zimmer to Replace Megyn Price in Lifetime Comedy Un-Real

Un-Real Season 1 Cast Constance Zimmer

Constance Zimmer has joined Lifetime’s scripted comedy Un-Real, our sister site Deadline reports.

The Entourage and Grey’s Anatomy actress will play the executive producer of a reality dating competition TV show, a role held in the pilot by Rules of Engagement‘s Megyn Price.

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The hour-long dark comedy starring Shiri Appleby (Girls, Chicago Fire) and written/produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men) received a 10-episode series order in February.

In the series, Appleby plays a young staffer whose job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the footage demanded by Zimmer’s character.

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The cast also includes Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect), Josh Kelly (One Life to Live), Nathalie Kelley (The Fast and the Furious), Johanna Braddy (Shameless), Breeda Wool (Betas) and Ashley Scott (Jericho). Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) guest stars as Courtney, a contestant who has no filter.

Zimmer’s other TV gigs include House of Cards, Hot in Cleveland, The Newsroom and Growing Up Fisher.

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8 Comments
  1. K says:

    I like Megyn Price! It’s a shame she’s been replaced. Although I think she’s more suited to straight up comedies and this seems to be a project that’s more on the dramatic side of comedy in which case, Constance is a great replacement.

  2. K says:

    I’m just excited for Ashley Scott’s comeback!

  3. lnunezjr says:

    Hey Guys, this will NOT be Lifetime’s 1st scripted comedy. They had two back in ’98. MAGGIE-which starred Ann Cusack and lasted one season and OH BABY!, which starred Cynthia Stevenson that kind lasted 2 years.

  4. yankeesrj12 says:

    First scripted comedy? Did they not air Rita Rocks and Sherri a few seasons back?

  5. StupidPeopleShutUp says:

    Josh Kelly is adorable. Glad to see he’s got a new gig since my beloved OLTL bit the dust. Again.

  6. mc says:

    Isn’t she the girl from Good Morning, Miami? Opposite the guy from Royal Pains? (God I’m so old!)

    • N tTVf says:

      Yep, the show also had Ashley Williams and Suzanne Pleshette in the cast. I realize now, so many years later, what a fine cast that was on ‘Miami.’

      Good thing we saw that series back when we were both 10 years old – that doesn’t make us very old at all now!

      I’m very happy to see Constance Zimmer join this series – she’s a very special talent.

  7. I was a lot more excited about this when Megyn was attached.

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