Lifetime Puts First Four Episodes of ‘Unreal’ Online

UnReal Carol Barbee
Courtesy of Lifetime

Online streaming continues to get real in the world of television. Early Saturday, Lifetime released on its website the first four episodes of new drama “Unreal” — three of which have yet to air.

The hourlong show, which premiered on Monday night, could use the additional buzz. Despite favorable reviews, “Unreal” averaged just 815,000 viewers overall for its first installment.

Lifetime’s scripted drama stars Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer and is centered in the world of reality TV.

The “Unreal” digital offering marks the second time in recent months that a major network has pulled a Netflix and dumped several new episodes online. NBC recently unleashed the entire “Aquarius” series for free just two hours after the first episode aired on TV.

“We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the time.

Created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, “Unreal” airs on Monday nights at 10 p.m.

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  1. NinaNorth says:

    I watched all 4 episodes on OnDemand. No tech problems. It’s a really good series! I hope they don’t cancel it.

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  3. Stephen says:

    Tried to stream and I had Flash player problems and cable sign-in problems and then buffering problems when I chromecast-ed the tab. In my experience hbogo and netflix (with chromecast) are the only streaming services that are reliable.

  4. dji says:

    this is a primer. by the 5th episode it will be canceled and only online.

  5. Laura says:

    Maybe Unreal would’ve had higher ratings of people knew it was coming I didn’t hear about it until watching devious maids right before Unreal aired!

    • Alexander Callex says:

      The marketing is bad. Focusing in just 2 actors when they have a great cast. the cast was at home & didn’t invite to press conferences & tours. They didn’t posted their photos & info on their own website until 2 or three weeks before it started!! They never gave the cast names to pres to inite them to be inteviewed! (¿??) They keep supporting all the team job in just 2 people and forgot the meaning of work team. They lose a big promotion opportunitty. PLus, all the promos were blocked outside US when the show already was sold outside USA!!! I can’t understand how they block their own promos!! It should help to spread more the word!

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