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Code Black with Shiri Appleby: Round-Up

Shiri Appleby joined Code Black cast as recurring guest star.

The UnReal star joined the Code Black cast to guest star in a four-episode arc on the CBS series. The last episode (The Fog of War) starring Shiri Appleby aired on January 13th, 2016.

In the medical drama, Shiri played Dr. Carla Niven, the former girlfriend of Melanie Chandra’s Dr. Malaya Pineda. They reconnected when a pregnant Dr. Niven was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a form of cancer.

In case you missed Shiri’s emotional guest appearance or you want to relive some tragic moments with Dr. Carla Niven, you can find an extensive photo update in our gallery. We added HD screen captures of every episode as well as some episode stills and behind-the-scenes pictures. If you want to watch the full episodes online, visit

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Code Black > 106 – In Extremis: Screenshots
Code Black > 106 – In Extremis: Episode Stills
Code Black > 108 – You Are The Heart: Screenshots
Code Black > 108 – You Are The Heart: Episode Stills
Code Black > 111 – Black Tag: Screenshots
Code Black > 111 – Black Tag: Episode Stills
Code Black > 111 – Black Tag: Behind the Scenes
Code Black > 112 – The Fog of War: Screenshots
Code Black > 112 – The Fog of War: Behind the Scenes

Shiri discussed her experience and role on Code Black in the interviews below.

AfterEllen: Shiri Appleby on playing TV’s go-to pregnant lesbian ex-girlfriend and tonight’s “Code Black”
Xfinity: From the Set: Melanie Chandra & Shiri Appleby On Being Exes on ‘Code Black’”

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Video: Cooking with Shiri Appleby

Unreal actress Shiri Appleby and her fiancé, chef and restaurateur Jon Shook, opened their home exclusively to Us Weekly to show how they make one of their favorite family meals: Sloppy Joes

“This is one of the dishes that I actually make by myself when I have a recipe in front of me. The difference between Jon and I is he knows the recipes and what to do by memory but I still need the recipe in front of me.”, Shiri told Us Weekly.

Watch Shiri and Jon making Sloppy Joes in the video below, and try out their recipe here: Ingredients for Sloppy Joes

You can’t get enough of Shiri delicious recipes? Then try out her traditional Thanksgiving side dish: Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Garlic
The actress also revealed to US Weekly that she’s made this dish every Thanksgiving since she’s been together with Jon Shook.

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Interviews in 2015 > Us Weekly – Cooking with Shiri Appleby


TV Guide – Interview [Magazine]

Sex, Lies and Videotape.

In the latest issues of TV Guide (Jun 29, 2015), the ladies in front of and behind the cameras of UnREAL get real about mining backstage drama to create a scripted drama of their own. In the interview Shiri reveals if she’s ever felt manipulated by producers in real life.

“I hate to say it, but that’s their job – to manipulate us to get what they need. Whether we’re saying lines the way they want or are dressed the way they want. I don’t say that with anger. We walk into the situation as actors knowing those are the roles what we’re filling.”

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Scans are available in our gallery or purchase the magazine which is on newsstands now.


2015 Winter TCA – UnReal [Articles]

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?! ‘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) 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