Bunim/Murray casting for a new show starring Veronica and Rachel

Veronica and Rachel may have quit the Challenge shows, but Bunim/Murray isn’t letting them go yet. In fact, they’re getting their own series.

There aren’t may details about what the show is actually about, but it’s looking for women who want to be a part. According to the casting notice, “The girls are looking for a new BFF and someone to help them out with their clothing line!”

However, their new “best friend” will be with them for less than a week, as “The shoot will last 3-5 days.”

The casting notice also says that producers “are looking for smart, sexy, and fun girls who have what it takes to hang out with two of the most notorious girls of reality TV.

In other words: you should probably be very, very drunk.

Veronica & Rachel [Bunim/Murray via TVgasm]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.