Lifetime Renews 'UnREAL' For A Third Season
While fans of the runaway Lifetime hit UnREAL wait for the season 2 premiere on June 6th, they received some good news today from the network.
Lifetime has renewed its critically acclaimed scripted series UnREAL (#UnREALTV) for a second season with a 10-episode order, it was announced today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime. Produced by A+E Studios, UnREAL will return next year.
What really goes on behind the scenes of reality series like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? Well, Lifetime’s new series UnREAL may give you a glimpse of what does happen behind the scenes and how contestants deal with being on these reality shows.
UnREAL will premiere on Lifetime Monday, June 1st at 10/9c. One of the stars of the provocative new series is actress Ashley Scott.
Has the magic truly run out for Witches of East End? If you have been living under a rock for the past several months, Lifetime cancelled its fan favorite series Witches of East End after two seasons on the air. The season two finale left fans wanting more and definitely would have setup an exciting and entertaining season three.
After news of the cancellation, fans immediately took to social media to voice their anger and disappointment that the network had decided to cancel the series. Several members of the cast including Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter and Daniel di Tomasso took to Twitter to respond to the news and thank the fans for supporting the show. Even Executive Vice President of Lifetime, Robert Sharenow admitted that it was hard for him to cancel the series and that even his daughter was upset with him for doing so.
Actress Shannon Kane is well on her way to becoming one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood today. She honed her skills while working on the long running soap opera All My Children playing Natalia Fowler. That led to her work on the Nick @ Nite series Hollywood Heights.
Most recently, she had a recurring role on the hit series The Originals. She also starred in hit films such as Brooklyn’s Finest, Madea’s Big Happy Family and The Collection.
Shannon is one of the stars in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie Seasons of Love. The movie will premiere Sunday, November 23, at 9pm ET/PT. The Michigan born actress sat down to talk with Pop Culture Principle about her new movie, working on The Originals and how she hopes to direct in the near future.
After a thrilling season two finale that would have setup a great premiere for season three, Lifetime has decided to cancel Witches of East End after two seasons.
Witches of East End was based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. The series starred Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston and Madchen Amick as a family of witches living and dealing with their powers and trying to keep those powers from being discovered.
"Thank you to everyone who went on this extraordinary journey with us," Boston tweeted after the cancellation news. "Your love, kindness, and support is forever magic."
Although the series had a strong social media presence, that didn't translate to viewers. Season one of the supernatural series averaged 1.67 viewers and in season two, that number dropped to 1.13 million viewers.
Lizzie Borden takes another whack... Lifetime has ordered the limited series Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, in which Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Christina Ricci (Monster) will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network’s hit original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax (#LizzieBorden). Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Clea DuVall (Argo) will also reprise her role in the series as Lizzie Borden’s sister, Emma. The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime.
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity. But when numerous people close to Lizzie – ranging from her half-brother to Broadway luminaries and the head of the criminal underworld -- start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo (Cole Hauser, Good Will Hunting) becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise. Emmy nominee John Heard (The Sopranos) will portray William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father Andrew, while Lizzie’s half-brother William will be played by Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys). Six-one hour installments of Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles will air on Lifetime in 2015.