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'Bachelor' behind the scenes? Lifetime orders dark comedy 'Un-Real'

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Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of a brand-new series called UnReal. Produced by Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Fright Night) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Sequin Raze), UnReal will give a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Starring Shiri Appleby (Girls), Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), and Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter, Pitch Perfect), the dark comedy marks the first scripted series that will be fully financed and controlled by A+E Studios.

The show will follow a young staffer (Appleby) working on a hit dating competition show whose sole job is to manipulate relationships with contestants to get the dramatic footage the program’s executive producer (Price) wants. Stroma will play the dating show’s eligible bachelor, Adam.