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Lifetime Orders Fake Bachelor Pilot

Lifetime has ordered a pilot set behind the scenes at a Bachelor-esque TV show, Deadline reports. Unreal is based on the short film Sequin Raze, which was written and directed by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro; megawriter Marti Noxon wrote the TV version with Shapiro. The series will focus on the young producer whose job it is to cajole contestants into saying and doing outlandish and often humiliating things, but the film has a really dark sense of humor and borderline despair (watch the trailer below). Lifetime isn't exactly known for its black comedies,  but let's choose to lead our lives in a hopeful manner.

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