4:51 pm - 12/19/2012

MTV Renews 'Catfish' Reality Series for Second Season


MTV has ordered another season of Catfish: The TV Show.

The reality series, which is a spinoff of the similarly-themed 2010 feature, follows a small documentary crew as they help individuals determine if the people they've met online are really who they claim to be. It stars Nev Schulman (from the Catfish film) and filmmaker Max Joseph.

Catfish: The TV Show has truly captured the zeitgeist of the digital dating age,” said MTV Muiltiplatform EVP Dave Sirulnick at the time of the renewal. “The show has resonated with our audience by portraying the real life journeys of individuals trying to navigate the highs and lows of online dating -- an experience our viewers can relate to.  We are thrilled to bring the show back for a second season, and look forward to the fascinating stories that only Nev and Max can uncover."

Since premiering on Nov. 12, the RelativityREAL-produced show has performed very well for the network on Monday nights. Its 11 p.m. series premiere was the network's highest-rated ever for the hour, and subsequent airings at 10 p.m. have regularly ranked among cable's top 5 Monday shows in the key adults 18-49 demo.

The most recent episode pulled a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 2.07 million viewers. Performing especially well in persons 12-34, the show's current series average is jumping from a 2.4 rating to a 3.1 rating (a 29 percent increase) when Live+3 Day viewing is taken into account.

Catfish, still in its freshman run, airs its next new episode after the holidays on Jan. 7. At the time of the pickup, there was no news of an episode count for season two.


lulufairybubble 19th-Dec-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
In Next week's ep that might happen! They show them researching and they're like 'omg everything checks out'
sidsuicide 19th-Dec-2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
I doubt it. The girl is claiming to be Kari Ann from Celebrity Rehab and Sex Rehab. That chick is too strung out on coke and meth to be on the internet meeting guys. Plus she's married (apparently, just announced getting divorced recently bc her bb tested positive for meth since she smokes it around him and shoots up while breast feeding).
oh_sailor 20th-Dec-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
popartpistol 20th-Dec-2012 05:15 am (UTC)
If she really was Kari Ann she'd be demanding juice in every single chat.
swissbeauty23 21st-Dec-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
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