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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
UnReal creator was glad Hulu released the entire final season at once: "Bingeing feels like the truth to me right now"
“We’re so excited that people are getting it all at once because it’s always felt like that kind of show to me,” Unreal creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro tells Variety of Hulu's surprise release this morning of the fourth and final season of The Bachelor takeoff. “And when you get to the point where you feel like you absolutely can’t stand Rachel, you know there’s another turn coming, and it’s coming right away. Bingeing feels like the truth to me right now, and I’m really happy to (tell the story) this way.” Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby were also happy that UnReal's final season was released for binge-watching. “My first reaction was, ‘Oh my God, that’s the most amazing news I’ve ever heard!'” Zimmer tells EW of learning about the plan last month. “We were so worried that everyone was going to have to wait another year to see season 4, which just feels so cruel. But then I was a little sad because, you know, this has been Lifetime’s baby, and I feel like we had such a great run. It would’ve been nice to see it end there, but I get it, and I appreciate that what they were more concerned about were the fans.”
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 7:14AM EDT
In a surprise move, Hulu releases UnReal's fourth and final season
The streaming service dropped all eight episodes of the final season this morning with no advance notice. The move is particularly surprising since UnReal's third season ended less than three months ago, on April 23. As reported in May, Hulu paid to premiere the fourth season of UnReal before it airs on Lifetime.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Abby Lee Miller is reportedly making a Dance Moms comeback
Entertainment Tonight reports that Miller, who has been busy serving a prison sentence and battling cancer, will make her return on Season 8 of the Lifetime reality show.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
NBC’s Good Girls and Lifetime’s You are moving to California after winning tax breaks
Good Girls is leaving Georgia, where it filmed Season 1, to take advantage of $9.3 million in tax credits. You, meanwhile, is moving from New York to the Golden State for $6.1 million in tax credits.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:21AM EDT
Abby Lee Miller to undergo chemotherapy amid cancer battle
"HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW," the former Dance Moms star wrote on Instagram.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Lifetime orders three Kim Raver-produced TV movies on Jane Green novels, including one starring Alyssa Milano
The three films will be based on author Jane Green's bestselling novels: Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures. Milano will star in Tempting Fate, the first movie to be made. “Jane Green’s novels are addictive, fun, juicy and wise – just like a great Lifetime Movie – so to bring the two genres together is incredibly thrilling,” says Lifetime executive Tanya Lopez. “With Kim set to direct and Alyssa as the star to kick off the first of the series by Jane, it is the perfect trifecta.”
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
One Tree Hills alums' mysterious Christmas project revealed: They're filming a Lifetime holiday movie
Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles and Antwon Tanner raised speculation about a One Tree Hill reunion earlier this week by posting on social media about a mysterious Christmas project. Turns out, they're all starring in The Christmas Contract, a holiday movie for Lifetime.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Meghan Markle and the actress who played her are both up for Emmy consideration
The Suits alum has been submitted for the outstanding drama series category, while Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance's Parisa Fitz-Henley is on the Emmy ballot for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie category.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 2:49PM EDT
Gretchen Carlson to host Lifetime's "Justice for Women" Sunday night programming block
Carlson will present the two-hour themed night, premiering on June 18 and consisting of Live PD: Women on Patrol, which she'll narrate, and Season 4 of Escaping Polygamy.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Dance Mom's Abby Lee Miller quotes Martin Luther King Jr. as she's released from halfway house
“TIMES UP!!!! ‘Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.’ Martin Luther King Jr.,” she wrote on Instagram after formally finishing up her federal prison sentence.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
UnReal's disappointing third season led to its impending move to Hulu after a "lowball and modest offer"
UnReal has performed better on Hulu than it has on Lifetime, which has an older-skewing audience. So according to The Wrap, A&E Networks didn't hesitate to give UnReal's fourth season, which has already been filmed, to Hulu at a cost of "slightly more" money.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
UnReal is expected to end with Season 4 as it moves to Hulu
Lifetime will continue to air The Bachelor-spoofing drama series, but only after new episodes air on Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu offered A&E a larger sum of money to get air new episodes of UnReal first. The deal is reminiscent of NBC sharing Friday Night Lights with DirecTV, which got to air new episodes of the beloved high school football series first.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Meghan Markle-Prince Harry specials have been terrible
"Avoid all of these shows," Margaret Lyons says after watching seven of them, from TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance to CBS' Meghan Markle: American Princess. "The convergence of history, celebrity and glamour should be a fertile area for one-off TV specials, and there’s plenty of genuine information — about rituals, about rites, about politics, about tiaras, about dads — worth acknowledging or exploring," says Lyons. "Also, come on: Weddings are fun! At times, these shows are giddy and fizzy and dorky, and I learned a few historical tidbits along the way. But the claims to personal intimacy ranged from visibly untrue to quietly sad, and the shows all used many of the same talking heads, the same clips and the same dumb, dubious claims (no, Suits is not a celebrity-making show). A boring tabloid is a sin. Worse, the contrived narrative that the shows collectively push — the idea that Harry and Meghan’s romance is 'a fairy tale' — is jarringly backward."
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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Lifetime's Harry & Meghan movie took a controversial stance on the royal family's rumored ancestry
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance ended with a rumor that has stuck to the Royal family for years. "Admittedly, information on historical figures can’t necessarily be spoiled in the traditional sense when it comes to movies and TV. But in the case of the Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, its portrayal of the royal couple hews so closely to reality that some scenes that take storytelling license may be mistaken for fact," says Hanh Nguyen, adding that "while the Queen did give approval in real life for Harry and Meghan to get hitched, Lifetime’s movie took the fairy tale one step further."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Project Runway returning to Bravo
The fashion design competition realty show aired its first five seasons on Bravo before moving to Lifetime for Seasons 6 through 16. "We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began," says NBC Universal's Frances Berwick. "Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo's DNA, and Project Runway perfectly captures that." A&E Networks, which owns Lifetime, canceled its agreement to air Project Runway in January following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Weinstein was removed as executive producer last October.