But the network’s UnReal, which goes behind-the-scenes of a Bachelor-type reality series to expose the manipulation and dirty deeds that make the show, has been surprising and provoking viewers since its premiere in early June.
RelatedUnREAL Stars Preview Edgy New Drama: ‘It’s Lifetime’s Breaking Bad‘
“[Lifetime] wanted to prove a point that they wanted to rebrand themselves,” says star Constance Zimmer, who plays Quinn, boss of Shiri Appleby’s morally conflicted producer Rachel. “With this kind of show,
The Show | Outlander
The Episode | “To Ransom a Man’s Soul” (May 30)
The Performance | You can just imagine the thoughts that must’ve crossed the mind of Outlander‘s Sam Heughan upon hearing his character’s trajectory at the end of the season: “I’m going to do what? And they’re going to show every minute of it?” Indeed, Jamie’s rape by Black Jack Randall in the finale was a nasty, graphic, terrifying violation rendered heartbreakingly honest by Heughan’s performance. The fearless actor shifted Jamie from defiant to resigned to seemingly removed from the proceedings,
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Monday, Feb. 2
Holly Robinson Peete & Kathryn Hahn
Angela Kinsey & Vivica A Fox
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Michael Ealy & Mario Lopez
Steve Wilkos & Jerry Springer
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Will Sasso & Molly Sims
Megyn Price & Kathryn Hahn
Thursday, Feb. 5
Rocco Dispirito & Sherri Shepherd
Cheryl Burke & Scott Wolf
Friday, Feb. 6
Kate Flannery & Dave Foley
Katy Mixon & Mario Lopez
Monday, Feb. 9
Ian Ziering & Teri Polo
Marilu Henner & Bianca Kajlich
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Kevin Nealon & Aisha Tyler
Nicole Sullivan & Will Sasso
Wednesday, Feb. 11
DJ Qualls & Margaret Cho
Sara Rue & Raven-Symone
Thursday, Feb. 12
Will Sasso & Molly Sims
Seth Gabel & Rachel Harris
This week’s installment of Devious Maids revealed that the suspicious death of the first wife of Mark Deklin’s suave, slightly scary Nicholas Deering was quite possibly the lesser of his character’s evils.
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Indeed, while we learned that Nicholas’ wife Dahlia tumbled to her death 15 years ago thanks to a push from his housekeeper/her lover Opal (Joanna Adler), it turned out that Opal was holding on to even more scandalous intel.
Indeed, as Nicholas threatened to dial 9-1-1 and report Opal’s very bad deed, the
Noxon is executive producing the series alongside her co-writer Sarah Gertrude Shapiro; it's based on Shapiro's short film "Sequin Raze" (whose trailer you can see here).
"Un-Real" stars Shiri Appleby ("Girls," "Life Unexpected") as Rachel, an employee of an "Bachelor"-like dating show whose job is to goad contestants into saying and doing outrageous things that make for compelling TV. Megyn Price ("Rules of Engagement") plays her boss, the show's executive producer.
"'Un-Real' is unlike anything that exists on television today," says Rob Sharenow, Lifetime's executive vice president and general manager. "It's premium and original on every level, and we're thrilled that Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro's unique series will be Lifetime's first program produced by A+E Studios.
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
From Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, “Un-Real” offers a fictional behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, where a young staffer’s sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get vital footage.
Project is inspired by Shapiro’s short “Sequin Raze,” and produced by A+E Studios. “Un-Real” will be A+E Studios first wholly-owned series.
“‘Un-Real’ s unlike anything that exists on television today,” Lifetime’s exec veep Rob Sharenow said. “It’s premium and original on every level, and we’re thrilled that Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s unique series will be Lifetime’s first program produced by A+E Studios.”
Shiri Appleby will topline the comedy. Other cast members include Megyn Price, Freddie Stroma, Josh Kelly and Nathalie Kelley.
From Children of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton, the conspiracy thriller is set in a world where humans are facing extinction and women have stopped having children. When 100 embryos are suddenly fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide upon surrogates.
Per Deadline, Graziadei joins as a recovering alcoholic who is father to one of the last children born in the country, with Lombard playing an artist-turned-Washington power player. Brandt, meanwhile, will portray a soldier desperate to have kids.
All three have played secondary love interests in popular sitcoms; Amy Adams in The Office, Alison Brie in Community, and Alexandra Daddario in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Both Adams and Brie have played sisters to characters portrayed by Emily Blunt; Adams in Sunshine Cleaners and Brie in The Five-Year Engagement.
The seventh season of Rules of Engagement typically airs Monday nights at 8:30pm on the CBS network. The cast once again features Bianca Kajlich, David Spade, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Patrick Warburton, and Adhir Kalyan.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Rules of Engagement is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.03
Episodes: 100 (half-hour)
TV show dates: February 5, 2007 -- May 20, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Megyn Price, Patrick Warburton, Bianca Kajlich, Oliver Hudson, David Spade, Andrew Aguilar, Heather Locklear, Richard McGonagle, Sharon Brathwaite, Candace Kroslak, Sean Abbott, Katie Cleary, Vera Kopp, and Diane Sellers.
TV show description:
A look at the different phases of relationships, as seen through the eyes of newly engaged couple Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), long-time married pair Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), and single guy on the prowl Russell (David Spade).
They discover that relationships are like a roller coaster -- people can describe the ride to you, but you really have to experience the ups, downs, and thrills for yourself.
While never a critical favorite, the ensemble half-hour sitcom starring Patrick Warburton, David Spade and Megyn Price nonetheless gave CBS a workhorse — a show that could be used to fill holes in the schedule when weaker titles couldn’t earn high enough numbers.
Rules started and ended its run as a midseason replacement for the network and survived several rounds of cuts when odds-makers bet against the show returning. Not since Fox’s Til Death has a
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8 pm Bones (Fox) | When a mutated virus infects Arastoo, the Jeffersonian team’s only chance of saving him is by solving the murder of a journalist felled by the same bug. (Read Emily Deschanel’s preview.)
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These are the interviews which ultimately find you running out of time, and scrambling for something, and spitting out, “Umm… tell me about the show.”
Or, to put it another way, these are the interviews that make you glad you don’t work for someone, who might not think it’s actually completely brilliant that you killed thirty minutes talking to Donal Logue as
By Brie Strohmeyer
Mix well-dressed celebrities, a little dog hair and some heart-warming tales of mans best friend and you have the American Humane Association’s second annual Hero Dog Awards presented by the Hallmark Channel.
A slightly different breed of Hollywood award shows, the Hero Dog Awards recognize dogs for their loyalty, bravery and enrichment of our lives. This year’s distinguished pack of honorees includes canines in the areas of service, military, therapy, law enforcement and search and rescue. Thousands of deserving dogs were submitted for consideration and nearly 3 million online votes were cast to narrow the field down to eight finalist. A panel of celebrity judges including Whoopi Goldberg, Miranda Lambert, Megyn Price and dog expert Victoria Stillwell selected Gabe, a military dog with 200 combat missions under his collar, as this year’s overall Hero Dog. Legendary actor, animal lover and
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