It's been an emotional roller-coaster thus far on MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show," each episode exploring a different relationship as online daters endeavor — with the help of "Catfish" masterminds Nev Schulman and Max Joseph — to find out if their long-distance partner is really who they've claimed to be, a premise that has got viewers, well, hooked.
Lucky for fans of the show, it looks like we will be seeing a lot more of these "Catfish" matchmakers in action because the series will be returning for season two.
" 'Catfish: The TV Show' has truly captured the zeitgeist of the digital dating age," said Dave Sirulnick, the show's executive producer. "The show has profoundly 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."
Each week, "Catfish" has viewers on the edge of their seats as they, along with Max and Nev, whose own digital relationship sparked the original "Catfish" film, attempt to make online relationships a reality. In most cases, things aren't always what they seem.
So far, we've met a variety of different people in online relationships, including an exotic dancer looking for love but coming face-to-face with someone else, and this week, we saw the first "Catfish" happy ending, which turned out to be not only an extremely emotional episode, but inspirational as well.
Since its debut, "Catfish: The TV Show" has become the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007, and each week dominates the social scene. MTV News recently caught up with Max and Nev and they couldn't be more thrilled with the show's overwhelming success.
"It's super exciting," Schulman told MTV News of the success. "Max and I spent all summer on the road making this show. We knew how much these people had been affected and how amazing these stories were, and we saw the change in people's lives. It was super exciting for us to be part of that. But, of course, you never really know how an audience is going to react. So it's been really fun. It's so exciting to see people really engaging and enjoying the show and getting it."
An all-new episode of "Catfish: The TV Show" airs Monday, January 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
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