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UnREAL Season 3 Trailer, Premiere Date Revealed

We finally know when UnREAL will make a comeback. 

After a lengthy hiatus, Lifetime announced that the third season of the reality-roasting television series is set to premiere on Monday, February 26 at 10 p.m. ET. The network also unveiled the official trailer for UnREAL season three, confirming that the upcoming episodes will center around a suitress rather than a suitor. The woman in question, Serena, will be played by Masters of Sex actress Caitlin FitzGerald. 

A single and super-successful business woman, Serena vows to send Everlasting producers Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby) down a twisted path, surely giving them a run for their money. According to the trailer, the season will be packed with some "golden television" moments and will be a "total game-changer" in comparison to past seasons. There will be fist fights, an unfortunate haircut, and plenty of male-driven drama that Quinn and Rachel will have trouble reining in. 

For those unfamiliar with UnREAL, here's the series' logline: "Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL follows a young producer whose job is to manipulate the contestants and their relationships with one another (and with her) to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the programs dispassionate executive producer demands."

Actress Fitzgerald won't be the only new addition to the UnREAL team for the third season. She's joined by Graceland alum Brandon Jay McLaren as Everlasting's new on-set psychologist. Stacy Rukeyser also hops aboard the series, taking over for Carol Barbee as showrunner. 

Of course, a few things will remain the same moving forward, like co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and Appleby directing. Zimmer will also take the reins this coming season, making her directorial debut on the show. Hanelle M. Culpepper (Empire, Quantico) and Sheree Folkson (Doctor Who) directed as well, moves made as part of Lifetime's Broad Focus initiative. 

Season three of UnREAL will premiere almost two years after the show's divisive second season. Zimmer previously told The Hollywood Reporter in June that critics "took super big swings" when reviewing season two, though she "appreciated it for all of what they tried to do." The Emmy-nominated actress also expressed her excitement about having Rukeyser attached as the new showrunner. "We all know what we want the show to be and it's about who can step up and protect it, and Stacy is there to protect it," Zimmer said. 

Lifetime appears to agree with Zimmer's statements, as the network already renewed the series for a fourth season, which is set to kick off production this month in Vancouver. 

UnREAL will return to Lifetime on Monday, February 26 at 10 p.m. ET.