MTV UK has announced the pick up of new reality series Catfish: The TV Show and that the series, which was produced by RelativityREAL for the US MTV channel, will receive its UK premiere on Monday January 21st at 10pm, with a double-bill.
Catfish: The TV Show – a follow up to Relativity Media’s 2010 feature film Catfish – takes a look at the digital dating world, The 12 episode series features Nev Schulman and Max Joseph as they document the real life stories of young people who go from an online-only relationship to metting in person for the first time. In each episode, Nev and Max use their personal experiences, documentarian skills, plus a healthy dose of detective work to delve into the intricacies of each relationship. From a young woman who wonders why the guy she’s communicated with for over 10 years won’t meet her in person, to a single dad who hopes that his online girlfriend is really who she says she is, to a farmer who believes he’s dating a former Miss Teen USA/Playboy model, Nev and Max will uncover the truth. Are these relationships based on reality or are they steeped in lies? And is there hope for a positive outcome when these digital romantic partners finally meet face-to-face?
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.