We’re so steeped in reality show culture, it seems like a natural next step to explore behind the scenes of a reality show. Maybe we’re not ready for a “behind-the-scenes of a reality show” reality show, but we’re one step closer now that Lifetime has ordered ten episodes of the scripted comedy Un-Real, having picked up the pilot this summer. Un-Real follows a staffer (played by Girls’ Shiri Appleby) who must wrangle the contestants on a Bachelor-style reality dating competition for her demanding executive producer. You know, people always say they don’t really want to know how the sausage is made, but maybe that just means they don’t like sausage enough. Un-Real seems like the show for those of us who would absolutely love a tour of the factory.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Shiri Appleby attends HBO’s Post 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2014 Getty Images