UnREAL Renewed for Season 3

Lifetime has made another date with UnREAL, renewing the acclaimed drama for a 10-episode Season 3 — days ahead of its sophomore premiere.

Season 2 debuts Monday, June 6 at 10/9c, this year costarring B.J. Britt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Everlasting‘s first-ever African-American suitor, football star Darius Hill. In addition to leads Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, returning series regulars include Craig Bierko (as Chet), Josh Kelly (Rachel’s ex, Jeremy) and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (field producer Jay).

UnREAL is that rare series that redefines a network,” Lifetime EVP Liz Gateley said in a statement. “It not only reflects culture, but pushes culture forward by creating television’s first female antihero. The overwhelming fan and critical reaction set the bar incredibly high, but the writers and executive producing team, coupled with the outstanding performances by Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, have taken the second season to even greater creative heights. We are thrilled about the new ground we will break with Season 3 while continuing our work with the incredible A+E Studios as we together build Lifetime’s Fempire.”

A delicious dissection of TV’s tawdry “dating” series, UnREAL in Season 1 averaged 700,000 weekly viewers, a tally that swelled to 3.7 million views per episode across all platforms.

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  1. LADY_in_MD says:

    Yay! Can’t wait for next week
    Also would love to see both these ladies get nominated for Emmys this year they were excellent in season one and deserve the recognition

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Great news! Excited to see season 2 next week!

  3. wrstlgirl says:


  4. George says:

    Did Lifetime seriously use the word “Fempire” in a press release? Oye.

  5. KayCeeCee says:

    Haven’t watched it before, but I will now that I know BJ Britt is in it.

  6. N says:

    Yay. Now let’s bring back witches of eastend

  7. tallsy says:

    Fantastic news!!! Congratulations to everyone!

  8. LE says:

    Lifetime made a wise choice because I know I’ll be bitting my nails to see if Devious Maids is renewed or not.

  9. Guy says:

    OK, great news, but c’mon TV’s first female antihero is Alicia Florrick.

    • Kenan Sasser says:

      Love this show, but totally agree. We have seen several female antiheroes before. Three other recent ones are Patty Hewes (Damages), Nancy Botwin (Weeds), and Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)

    • dude says:

      I don’t consider Alicia an antihero. They basically tried to make her a full-on hero for the majority of the series and only switched gears at the end when they realized how unlikable Juliana Margulies is. Alicia also isn’t the first when you consider that Damages came out before The Good Wife and Nurse Jackie came out at the same time.

    • Katie says:

      Also, pretty much every female character on Battlestar Galactica (except Sharon)

  10. abz says:

    Great news. I’d really love to see them bring on a gay or bisexual bachelor for Everlasting next season.

  11. Roswell Fan says:

    Love this show!!
    So happy Shiri Appleby is getting recognition, she is terrific!

  12. Sarah96 says:

    Yes!!! I’m so excited for season 2.
    Can’t wait :)

  13. Ray says:

    If only Lifetime had been so kind and generous as to do the same for the now defunct Witches of East End!

    • lechatnoir says:

      ain’t happening . The numbers didn’t lie. Its okay to let the witches die, it wasn’t bad but just lightweight . Salem has the best witches in the recent years . Channing Tatum joined the campaign to have it renewed because his wyfe had a steady check a recurrent witch.This makes me laugh.

  14. J says:

    UnReal is just an awesome show and deserves this renewal regardless of ratings. So happy when shows I love get multiple season orders(or get renewed prior to the premiere).