Un-Real


First original drama for NBCU cable channel

NBCUniversal’s female-skewed cable network Bravo has commissioned its first original drama. The greenlight of 13-part series Girlfriends: Guide to Divorce follows a trend that has seen numerous US cable channels move into original scripted shows in recent years. Girlfriends will come from NBCU-owned Universal Cable Productions and is based on Vicki Iovine’s book series Girlfriends’ […]

Lifetime gambles on The Lottery

US cable net Lifetime has commissioned a conspiracy thriller titled The Lottery – the A+E Networks-owned channel’s second scripted greenlight in days. Last week, female-skewed Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of Un-Real, a drama set behind-the-scenes at a popular reality TV show. The Lottery will also be 10 episodes and is set in a dystopian future […]

A+E greenlights first fully-owned scripted series

A+E Networks has commissioned its first fully-financed, produced and controlled scripted series. Un-Real, a “dark comedy [that] gives a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition programme”, has been lined up for female-skewed cable channel Lifetime. In-house production arm A+E Studios will fully finance and produce the show, with A+E […]