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[05/21/13 - 10:51 AM]
MTV Set to Debut Expanded 16-Episode Second Season of "Catfish: The TV Show" on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Leading up to the season premiere MTV will air "Hooked on Catfish: The Road to Season Two" on Monday, June 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV SET TO DEBUT EXPANDED 16-EPISODE SECOND SEASON OF "CATFISH: THE TV SHOW" ON TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2013) - MTV announced today "Catfish: The TV Show" will return for a supersized 16-episode second season on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers will join hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph in their cross-country journey uniting young couples taking their online-only romantic relationships offline and in person. This season everything is elevated: the catfish are more sophisticated, the investigations are deeper, the stakes are higher and emotions are intense.

Leading up to the season premiere MTV will air "Hooked on Catfish: The Road to Season Two" on Monday, June 17 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT. From deep in America's heartland Nev and Max take a break from tracking down wily catfish to unveil a fast-paced, 30-minute preview of the immersive stories of online romance in the second season. For the first time, viewers will get a sneak peek at this season, including "Cassie and Steve," which features a Florida girl who pursues her fiancé, a busy Atlanta rapper, that she's never met and "Anthony and Marq," which tells the story of an Iraq veteran captivated by a sensitive mystery man. In addition, Nev and Max show viewers how they have fun on their few days off and update some of the most intriguing stories that became fan favorites during the show's first season.

Need another dose of season one? MTV will also air a marathon of the complete first season on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT. The marathon, hosted by Nev and Max, will re-introduce viewers to the couples featured in season one, plus give a can't-miss sneak peek at season two. Viewers who would like to discuss the "Catfish: The TV Show" premiere on Twitter can hashtag to #catfishpremiere.

The second season comes on the heels of a highly successful first season in which the show was MTV's highest-rated series premiere at 11:00 p.m. in network history and is the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007. Additionally, it was the highest-rated new cable series of 2012 and Monday's #1 cable series. Season one averaged a 2.3 P12-34 rating, and drew 2.4 million total viewers.

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 facebook.com/MTVcatfish.

Season two of "Catfish: The TV Show" will air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in September 2013.

*Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. 11/12/12-2/18/13. P12-34 unless noted otherwise, Ranked on 000s. Catfish: Start= first 6 eps. Ad-supported cable networks only.

"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 Karshis is Co-Executive producer. Kelly Ostreicher is Supervising Producer, MTV. Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.

About MTV

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About RelativityREAL

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 airing on television or in the upcoming season. In addition, the division is developing a slate of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series to be released in the next year. Most recently, RelativityREAL partnered with YouTube and will be launching a channel in the fall. 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") and Ray Ricord.





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