While Lifetime hasn’t cancelled its UnREAL TV show after three seasons, the fourth season of fictional dating reality TV series drama won’t run on the cable network. Instead, Lifetime has sold the rights to UnREAL season four to Hulu, where the low-rated show does well with binge-watching fans.
A scripted drama, UnREAL delves behind the scenes at a popular dating reality TV series, Everlasting. Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Josh Kelly, and Genevieve Buechner star. The season three cast also includes: Brandon Jay McLaren, Caitlin FitzGerald, Bart Edwards, Alex Hernandez, Adam Demos, Alex Sparrow, Kassandra Clementi, Chelsea Hobbs, and Jaime Callica. While nothing is final, it is possible the fourth season on Hulu could be the final chapter of UnREAL.
UnREAL: A Look at the Ratings
The third season of UnREAL averaged a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 270,000 viewers. Compared to season two, it was down by 56% and 47%, respectively. Find out how UnREAL stacks up against other Lifetime TV shows.
UnREAL Moves to Hulu For Fourth (and Final?) Season
Lifetime sold the fourth season of the drama from Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Marti Noxon to Hulu for first run, Deadline has confirmed. A+E Studios made money on the deal with Hulu and there are no expectations for Lifetime to order another season. That could change however, if the show does well on Hulu, it could be renewed, according to those familiar with the deal. Hulu is already the SVOD home for the drama series.
The critically praised UnReal does not do well in linear, but it’s a popular show for binging and gets a bump in digital viewing, which is a perfect fit for Hulu. Season 3, which wrapped in April on Lifetime, has yet to air on Hulu.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the UnREAL TV series? Will you follow it to Hulu, for season four?