On July 28, , it was announced that Unreal has been renewed for a shortened fourth season of eight episodes. The streaming service distributed the series exclusively as a "Hulu Original" in the United States for a set period of time before the episodes aired on Lifetime. Producer Rachel Goldberg returns to Everlasting , a popular dating show, after a breakdown. With a reputation to rebuild and executive producer Quinn King breathing down her neck, Rachel must pull out all the stops in what she does best: manipulating the contestants to create the outrageous drama that viewers expect. Casting announcements began in September , with Shiri Appleby first cast in the lead role of Rachel Goldberg, the young staffer working on the reality dating competition. Ashley Scott was later cast in the role of Mary, the single mother of a 4-year-old daughter who joins the series hoping to find love.
The wacky 52-year-long evolution of dating shows on TV
Reality Dating Shows Through the Years
Reality television has the inexplicable quality to it that makes it utterly addicting to watch. To get technical, the genre kicked off back in the '70s, when PBS had the idea that the goings-on of every day people was worthy of its own show. Thus, An American Family was created in , and the pull of voyeurism enamored 10 million viewers a week. Reality television didn't have its heyday until later though, when the genre was practically reinvented with the inception of The Real World in It, of course, touted messy sexual flings and hormone-driven altercations, but it also featured conversations about sexuality, race, and addiction that we'd never seen before. Starting in the early s, there was a massive reality television boom that flooded networks across the board.
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Before there was The Bachelor and cheesy rose ceremonies, there were good, old-fashioned dating shows. The premise: Group dating gone bad. True love ensues. An unhappy couple appears on the show so that they can cheat on their partner go on a date with someone new. Check out this episode featuring The Game!
This is a list of reality television series , by general type, listed with the date of their premiere. A few details are added for some shows that don't have their own article. See reality television for further descriptions. In this genre, camera crews follow the daily interactions of people in ordinary places, such as airports or restaurants, or follow people in a specific profession.