Lifetime’s Project Runway: Fashion Startup may be a version of Shark Tank, but it’s one that does some things differently and succeeds as a result.
A review of season two of Lifetime’s UnReal, which has lost its way in season two, and instead has become just like the worst of reality TV.
Last summer’s hit drama UnReal returns for its second season tonight (Lifetime, 10 p.m.), and goes where the show it satirizes, The Bachelor, has been too terrified or cowardly to go yet: casting a black bachelor. Yes, the fictional reality dating competition series at the center of UnReal, “Everlasting,” has a non-white star, Darius Beck, played by B.J. Britt. It’s… continue reading
Lifetime announced the return date for season 2 of Unreal, and also debuted a new web spin-off series following a season-one character.
As the first season of Lifetime’s well-reviewed but quite low-rated UnReal comes to a close, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison did his best to encourage people to watch the show that eviscerates his series–by getting all angry about it. He told Variety: “Really, the main difference that I’ve seen is that people watch ‘The Bachelor.’… continue reading
The premiere and three more episodes of Lifetime’s UnReal are now all online. That’s almost half of the 10-episode series that premiered last Monday and continues tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Lifetime’s move to make more of the series available online–which happened quietly Saturday morning, Variety says–is likely because only 815,000 people watched last Monday… continue reading
Although it follows the behind-the-scenes production of a dating reality series, Lifetime’s UnReal is a scripted drama. The show within the show, Everlasting, is also fake. Yet in its first hour alone, there’s far more truth and reality on UnREAL than there is in the reality series that inspired it, ABC’s The Bachelor. At we’re… continue reading
Lifetime announced four new reality series on Wednesday, programs that its general manager Rob Sharenow said have “larger-than-life characters and never-before-seen worlds” and “will push our boundaries and strengthen our position as a leader in the unscripted space.” They also appear to be perfectly designed to troll the Internet, baiting people into responding before they… continue reading
The 3-year-old co-star of Bristol Palin’s Lifetime show, Life’s a Tripp, seems to use a gay slur in a clip from the series, though its producer says Tripp used another word, as does Bristol Palin, who blames the misread on “the lefty papers.” In the clip, Tripp throws a tantrum after Bristol won’t let him… continue reading
A new Lifetime reality series will feature couples who have sex daily for a week in order to try to repair their relationships, but 7 Days of Sex apparently won’t show us what happens in their bedrooms. Lifetime’s announcement said that “the program follows the emotional journey wives and husbands take together when they leave… continue reading
Lifetime plans to resurrect Supernanny, the ABC reality series that ended last season after Jo Frost quit the show. The cable network is now searching for America’s Supernanny, which will be “the first true U.S. version of the hit global format that will feature an American homegrown nanny,” Lifetime said in a press release. Producers… continue reading
Roseanne Barr will run a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii for a new Lifetime reality series. This is the weirdest reality show description since we heard that Mike Tyson would race pigeons for an Animal Planet series, although it looks like it will be great. Roseanne’s series “will look at Barr’s recent newfound life managing… continue reading
Lifetime will air Brighton Beach, a series originally conceived as a Jersey Shore featuring Russian-Americans, although the version Lifetime picked up includes a cast of varying ages. The Hollywood Reporter says it’s “about a group of Russian-Americans living on Coney Island in Brooklyn” and “will have a multigenerational cast that better reflects Lifetime’s audience. The… continue reading
Lifetime’s makeup artist competition Blush ended Tuesday night, but on Saturday, Todd Homme, who came in third, died of unknown causes. He was 23. “He went to sleep basically and never woke up. He was all excited about what was going on with the show. He was up all night, went to sleep during the… continue reading
In its increasingly apparent bid to become the next Bravo, which includes its acquisition of Project Runway, Lifetime has ordered a competition between makeup artists. Blush: The Search for America’s Greatest Makeup Artist “will follow eight aspiring makeup mavens as they compete for the grand prize of a one-year contract as a professional makeup artist… continue reading