MTV TO AIR CAN'T MISS SEASON FINALE EPISODE OF GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-SERIES "CATFISH: THE TV SHOW" ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Catfish Countdown to Finale" Marathon to Air on Monday, February 18
from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
"Catfish: The Reunion Show" Hosted by SuChin Pak, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph
to Air on Monday, February 25 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
New York, NY (February 14, 2013) - Television's highest rated new cable series of 2012, "Catfish: The TV Show," will conclude its dramatic first season on Monday, February 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The groundbreaking series which has put the spotlight on the "Catfish" phenomenon and propelled the term into the national lexicon features filmmakers Nev Schulman and Max Joseph as they tackle the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. Leading up to the finale, viewers will get a second chance to catch up on season one during the "Catfish Countdown to Finale" marathon on Monday, February 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The marathon will include never-before-seen footage as well as introductions by Nev and Max.
On the heels of the season one conclusion, MTV will air "Catfish: The Reunion Show" on Monday, February 25 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by SuChin Pak, Nev and Max, the reunion will bring viewers up to speed on where many of the couples from season one are today. Who stayed in contact? Who is still romantically involved? Who has remained friendly? Who can't stand being in the same room? All will be revealed in the hour-long special that promises to be filled with dramatic and unexpected moments.
All season long Nev and Max took viewers on a deeply personal journey inside the stories of young people as their online-only romantic relationships collided with first-time, real-life encounters. In the season finale, lovesick Mike has met Felicia on a dating website and has dreams of meeting his paramour in person. Unfortunately, when they finally make plans to meet, Felicia stands Mike up. Mike really cares about Felicia but is now nervous that she is keeping secrets and wonders if he should move on. For a sneak peek, click here.
"Catfish: The TV Show," produced by RelativityREAL, became MTV's highest rated series premiere at 11:00 p.m. ever and is the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007. Season one of "Catfish: The TV Show" is averaging a 2.3 P12-34, and averaging 2.4 million total viewers. The show was the highest-rated new cable series of 2012, and continues to rank as Monday's #1 cable series.*
Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. For even more information and exclusive content, fans can "like" the "Catfish: The TV Show" Facebook page at https://facebook.com/MTVcatfish.
"Catfish: The TV Show" is currently casting for season two and anyone interested in sharing their story, can find out how here.
"Catfish: The TV Show" is produced by RelativityREAL and Catfish Picture Company LLC for MTV with RelativityREAL's Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Julie Link Steffens serving as executive producers alongside David Metzler, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Nev Schulman, Andrew Jarecki and Mark Smerling. Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst Leidner, and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers for MTV. RelativityREAL's Jonathan Karsh is Co-Executive producer. Kelly Ostreicher is Supervising Producer, MTV. Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.
"Catfish: The Reunion Show" is executive produced by Dave Sirulnick and Ryan Kroft. RelativityREAL's Tom Forman, David Metzler, Brad Bishop and Julie Link Steffens serve as executive producers. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Nev Schulman, Andrew Jarecki and Mark Smerling are executive producers for Catfish Picture Company LLC. Will Coss is Supervising Producer, Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.
*Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. 11/12/12-1/28/13. P12-34 unless noted otherwise, Ranked on 000s. Catfish: Start= first 6 eps. Ad-supported cable networks only.
Under the leadership of award-winning producer Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kid Nation,") Relativity's television arm launched in June 2008. The division has quickly become one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television. RelativityREAL currently has 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series. In addition, the division is developing a slate of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series to be released in the upcoming year. RelativityREAL's executive ranks are bolstered by overall production deals with TV veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Ashley Tisdale's Blondie Girl Productions, executive producer Ellen Rakieten ("The Oprah Winfrey Show"), Ray Ricord, Bogner Entertainment and This Is Just A Test Productions.
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