UnREAL’s Season Two Promises to Keep Shining a Light on L.A.’s Reality TV Economy


Countless Angelenos make a living churning out reality TV programming. The industry is awash with jobs: producers, associate producers, story producers, editors, assistant editors, production assistants, field producers, location scouts, and executive producers. Last year, Lifetime explored the seedy, often ethically compromised world with UnREAL, a scripted show about two women—Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Constance Zimmer)—who work as producers on a dating competition show with obvious similarities to The Bachelor. The show debuted rather quietly, but was critically acclaimed (it won a Peabody Award). Now,UnREAL is gearing up for season two, and the trailer looks good AF. There’s a new bachelor, new contestants, and of course, Rachel’s penchant for wearing shirts with slogans like “This is what a feminist looks like.”

The new season of UnREAL airs on Lifetime on June 6.