General Information

Glossary: U
First Air Date: June 1st, 2015
Last Air Date: July 16th, 2018
Created By: Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Star Casts: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Craig Bierko, François Arnaud
Aired On: Lifetime, Hulu
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 38 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Canceled
Homepage: Lifetime - UnREAL

Last Updated: Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:30:35 +0000

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Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (10 Episodes)

1: The Faith Diaries: Week One - Aired: 2016-03-31

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2: The Faith Diaries: Week Two - Aired: 2016-03-31

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3: The Faith Diaries: Week Three - Aired: 2016-03-31

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4: The Faith Diaries: Week Four - Aired: 2016-03-31

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5: The Faith Diaries: Week Five - Aired: 2016-03-31

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6: The Faith Diaries: Week Six - Aired: 2016-03-31

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7: The Faith Diaries: Week Seven - Aired: 2016-03-31

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8: The Faith Diaries: Week Eight - Aired: 2016-03-31

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9: The Faith Diaries: Week Nine - Aired: 2016-03-31

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10: The Faith Diaries: Week Ten - Aired: 2016-03-31

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Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Return - Aired: 2015-06-01

A young staffer at a dating competition show is tasked with manipulating relationships among the contestants in order to get dramatic footage for the show.

2: Relapse - Aired: 2015-06-08

A family tragedy strikes one of the girls while Quinn continues to push boundaries and Rachel's old laptop falls into the wrong hands.

3: Mother - Aired: 2015-06-15

Broke and drowning under a pile of bills, Rachel is forced to ask her mother for financial support. Back at the mansion, Adam's best friend makes waves on set when he is asked to choose three women for a romantic dinner date with Adam.

4: Wife - Aired: 2015-06-22

The girls get upset when a tabloid exposes news about Adam's past. Rachel produces a romantic date at Adam's vineyard. Quinn revisits an old relationship when she realizes she will always be the "other woman" in Chet's life. Jeremy receives a promotion.

5: Truth - Aired: 2015-06-29

The crew heads to Mississippi for Faith’s hometown date with Adam. Rachel makes a startling discovery about Faith, and enlists the help of Adam to protect her. Jeremy and Rachel take the first step towards mending their friendship. Meanwhile, Quinn sues Chet and Shia takes drastic measures to boost a girl’s popularity.

6: Fly - Aired: 2015-07-06

Adam gets the chance to meet Mary's family after the show sets up their one-on-one date.

7: Savior - Aired: 2015-07-13

After a tragedy hits the set, the contestants and everybody behind the scenes are affected.

8: Two - Aired: 2015-07-20

As the final elimination ceremony approaches, Adam is offered an interesting proposal.

9: Princess - Aired: 2015-07-27

Quinn and Rachel question their future; the final three contestants return to Adam's vineyard.

10: Future - Aired: 2015-08-03

Season 1 ends with an unwanted guest returning to the set. Meanwhile, Rachel is betrayed; and Adam makes a decision that changes his life forever.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: War - Aired: 2016-06-06

Quinn promotes Rachel to produce Season 14 of "Everlasting" and she then attempts to change history by casting the first African-American suitor. Chet attempts to reclaim control of the show and sways the suitor's opinion to agree with his vision.

2: Insurgent - Aired: 2016-06-13

Quinn and Chet begin producing two different versions of the show, forcing the crew to choose sides. Rachel fears her new promotion could be at stake, so she takes matters into her own hands and ends up yielding unexpected results.

3: Guerilla - Aired: 2016-06-20

Chet is allowed to produce a more male-skewing version of the show. Quinn decides to prove her own value. Rachel begins to suspect that Darius is hiding a secret. Chet struggles in a custody battle over his son.

4: Treason - Aired: 2016-06-27

Darius reveals his secret to Rachel and she tries to find a way to reverse his decision. Quinn and Chet find themselves back on the same team. Chet brings his baby to work. Quinn confronts Rachel.

5: Infiltration - Aired: 2016-07-04

Coleman invites Rachel to the Impact Awards. Quinn is introduced to the new owner of the network. Darius must make a big decision. Jeremy's relationship with Rachel continues to cause problems on the set.

6: Casualty - Aired: 2016-07-11

Chet supports Rachel as she copes with a traumatic experience. Quinn pursues a new relationship. Rachel makes a shocking discovery about one of the contestants. Darius makes an unexpected decision.

7: Ambush - Aired: 2016-07-18

Quinn interferes with Rachel and Coleman's new relationship, Darius decides to take a break from the show with Romeo and Rachel makes a decision with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor stops by the set.

8: Fugitive - Aired: 2016-07-25

Rachel struggles in the aftermath of an incident with Darius. Quinn works hard to balance everything as things go awry on the set. Chet gets attention from an unlikely source.

9: Espionage - Aired: 2016-08-01

Coleman tries to convince Rachel to destroy Quinn and Everlasting, but Rachel has an alternative plan. Darius and Jay team up to secure the final contestants. Quinn receives news that changes her perspective.

10: Friendly Fire - Aired: 2016-08-08

An unexpected turn could foil Quinn's plans. Rachel stands up to Coleman as his plans to expose Everlasting begin to unfold.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: Oath - Aired: 2018-02-26

Quinn brings Rachel back from self-imposed "exile" in a desperate attempt to keep "Everlasting" afloat following the PR nightmare of the previous season; Silicon Valley mogul Serena becomes the new season's female "suitress."

2: Shield - Aired: 2018-03-05

After a poker game with the contestants leaves Serena the sore winner, Chet decides to teach her how to be the woman that all men want to marry. Quinn makes a connection with one of the contestants after meeting Chet's new swimsuit model girlfriend.

3: Clarity - Aired: 2018-03-12

A patriarchal group date infuriates Serena, who refuses to heed Chet's advice on how women should act. Rachel opens up about her past to Dr. Simon. One of the contestants reveals the real reason why he came on the show.

4: Confront - Aired: 2018-03-19

Rachel is forced to come clean to Serena. Quinn approves Jay's idea for a new show, but must make a potentially dangerous deal with one of the contestants. Rachel revisits a trauma from her dark past and uncovers distressing news.

5: Gestalt - Aired: 2018-03-26

Quinn and Jay's new show pitch to Gary does not go as planned. Rachel confronts her father about her past and rescues him from her mother's control. Serena learns a contestant's secret. Jay's arrangement with Alexi becomes even riskier than before.

6: Transference - Aired: 2018-04-02

Under the watchful eye of Dr. Simon, Rachel attempts to help her father come off his medication, forcing her to make a painful decision. Jay delivers difficult news regarding his new show. Quinn and Chet take matters into their own hands with two of the contestants, making Everlasting gold.

7: Projection - Aired: 2018-04-09

In the Hometown Date episode, Rachel pushes Serena to make a choice which sends her down a path of uncertainty. To Rachel's horror, Quinn pulls a dangerous stunt which forces Serena to save the day. Chet gets a tempting proposition from Gary.

8: Recurrent - Aired: 2018-04-16

Rachel confronts her mother while Serena gets ambushed someone from her past, threatening her relationships with the remaining contestants. Chet struggles with Gary's offer.

9: Codependence - Aired: 2018-04-23

Rachel helps Serena navigate the home stretch and narrow the suitors down to two at Chet's lifetime achievement gala. However, clashing opinions cause a public fight and Quinn's plan to take down Gary takes a turn.

10: Commitment - Aired: 2018-04-23

A life-changing offer from Serena and a shocking discovery about Dr. Simon drive Rachel to strongly question her future at Everlasting. Chet makes an astonishing confession while Quinn takes one final swing at Gary

Season 4 (8 Episodes)

1: All In - Aired: 2018-07-16

Quinn returns from vacation just in time for the start of 'Everlasting All Stars', featuring winners and losers from previous seasons. Rachel, having reinvented herself, is determined to make this season memorable.

2: Double Down - Aired: 2018-07-16

Rachel continues in her pursuit of a "ring," flirting with each of the contestants and going so far as to sleep with one. She and new producer Tommy work to keep their perfectly planned season from being destroyed by a panicked Quinn.

3: Wild Card - Aired: 2018-07-16

The first episode of "Passport to Dance" premieres as Everlasting contestants compete to be a guest judge. Alexi, sick of Jay's condescension, acts out on live TV, causing havoc. Quinn and Chet deal with shocking news.

4: Cold Call - Aired: 2018-07-16

Quinn deals with the news of her "geriatric pregnancy" and August's knowledge of the pregnancy. Chet plans his dream wedding and thinks of their child while Rachel and Jay try to save Passport to Dance, harming Alexi in the process.

5: No Limit - Aired: 2018-07-16

Quinn's maternal instinct is tested when Chet brings his son to work. The well-being of contestants, their producers, and the show is put at stake as Rachel takes things too far on the set of Everlasting.

6: Tilt - Aired: 2018-07-16

The Everlasting crew deals with the consequences of the previous episode. Rachel and Quinn double cross each other when the network gets involved. The contestants start to question the lies that Rachel has been telling.

7: Bluff - Aired: 2018-07-16

Rachel and Quinn go head to head as the betrayals pile up and the contestants become fed up.

8: Sudden Death - Aired: 2018-07-16

Rachel begins to question her decisions leading up to the finale. Quinn must decide whether to intervene and save the Everlasting finale.