Shiri Appleby attended the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Friday, January 9, to talk about her return to the small screen this summer in Lifetime’s dark comedy series ‘UnReal’.
She was joined by co-stars Constance Zimmer, Freddie Stroma and co-creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro at the event, which allows the major television networks to present their slate of upcoming programs to the press through panels and interviews.
Find a collection of the published articles below:
Zap2it: Listen up, ‘Bachelor’ fans – ‘UnReal’ is your new favorite show
communityvoices: PRESS TOUR: Lifetime’s ‘UnReal’ finds drama behind the scenes of reality TV
Eonline: Is Lifetime’s UnREAL Really a Tell-All From a Former Bachelor Employee?!
Deadline.com: ‘Unreal’ Can Reboot Every Season On Lifetime – TCA
BroadCasting Cable: Lifetime’s ‘UnREAL’ Is Real #TCA15
The Wrap: Reality TV Gets Scripted in Lifetime’s ‘UnReal’ Drama (Video)
TVline.com: Lifetime’s UnREAL to Play Up the Dark Side of Reality-Dating Shows
Seat42f: TCA Winter 2015: Quick Takes From Lifetime, A&E, History Channel, POP TV, Pivot, TV One, Starz’s TCA Presentations
TV Equals: A+E Networks Presents ‘The Returned,’ ‘UnREAL,’ ‘The Lizzie Borden Chronicles’ & ‘Texas Rising’ [TCA 2015]
Shiri Appleby: I was really attracted to the character because she’s really good at doing something, which is producing reality television. And that thing is what actually she hates about herself. She’s constantly at struggle with herself. So you’re sort of, throughout the series or the first season at least, watching her struggle with who she is and can she continue doing this thing that she’s great at that’s killing her on the inside?
TV Goodness: Winter 2015 TCAs: Lifetime’s UnReal
Although season one is still months away, the producers say they’re already giving thought to where a potential second season could go. Among the ideas being explored: altering the nature of the show-within-the-show, which could lead to a location change as well as casting, with only some of the series’ cast remaining.
The Hollywood Reporter: Lifetime’s Marti Noxon Drama ‘Un-Real’ Will Be Dark — and Satirical